Baffins have top six in sight… match previews

Baffins Milton Rovers could be heading towards the top six. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Baffins Milton Rovers could be heading towards the top six. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
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The top six is within reach for Baffins Milton Rovers as they take on Lymington Town in the Wessex League premier division at the PMC Stadium.

The team are doing well and they have been able to dig in to get wins when needed.

If they win they will get above Lymington Town and then they will be waiting to see if other results see them jump into the top six.

The match takes place on Tuesday night at 7.45pm.

Manager Steve Leigh wants his team to build on their disciplined 1-0 win at Brockenhurst.

He said: ‘Lymington are a good side and this is another tough game for us.

‘On our day, though, I fancy us against anyone in our league.

‘We put in a terrific performance at Brockenhurst where we never looked like conceding.

‘It was very pleasing to keep a clean sheet.

‘I am looking for us to get the ball down and play the football that we can.'

Fareham Town are keen to get back to winning ways as they host Hamworthy United on Tuesday at Cams Alders (7.45pm).

Pete Stiles was disappointed by the 4-1 derby defeat against Horndean.

He is encouraged however by the return of four key players.

Ed and Lewis Plackett, Tom Settle and Nathan Paxton are expected to be available.

He said: ‘Having these players back will make a huge difference.

‘The manner in which we lost to Horndean was upsetting with some players obviously not fit.

‘The players on the pitch gave everything but I had few resources on the bench.

‘I am also expecting greater discipline after a silly sending off.

AFC Portchester begin their Portsmouth Senior Cup campaign against Clanfield at the Crest Finance Stadium on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Last season's beaten finalists will start as firm favourites against their Hampshire Premier League visitors.

Joint-manager Mick Catlin expects to field a mixed side.

He said: ‘We reached the final last season where we lost to the Hawks at Fratton Park.

‘It is a competition we want to progress in and try to go one better.

‘I am not expecting it to be easy though and are not too sure what our opponents are like.’

The home side have Jake Morgan back from suspension.

With goalkeeper Tom Price injured, Lewis Watch, signed from Bemerton Heath Harlequins is likely to feature again.

United Services Portsmouth travel to Romsey Town in Wessex League division one.