Baffins know they must be sharp to keep momentum going… Reds depleted

Baffins Milton Rovers have been playing well. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Baffins Milton Rovers have been playing well. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
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Momentum is good for Baffins Milton Rovers as they prepare to take on Tadley Calleva at the PMC Stadium.

Steve Leigh has seen his men in impressive form in the Wessex League premier division.

They beat Tadley 3-1 in the FA Cup earlier in the season as well.

It was a game in which both teams showed they can play some good football.

Boss Leigh has warned Rovers not to expect an easy repeat on Saturday (3pm).

He said: ‘Tadley showed in our first meeting they are a decent side.

‘They will probably come out fighting and wanting to make amends for the last game.

‘Like any game, if we don't approach it in the right manner we can come unstuck.

‘We are on a good run at the moment and have the momentum with us.

‘There is healthy competition for places and all the players are keen to be out there.

‘We have a good home record and must look to maintain that.’

Baffins are enjoying a good season and currently occupy fourth spot in the league.

They are also still in the FA Vase and beat Hythe & Dibden 3-1 in the League Cup in midweek.

Fareham Town welcome Team Solent to Cams Alders (3pm).

Reds manager Pete Stiles is having to contend with an extensive list of injuries.

He said: ‘I had 12 players out of the last game and this week isn't much better.

‘We might be getting one or two players back.

‘This is a game we need to be getting three points from but it won't be easy.'

The return of Simon Woods, from AFC Portchester, has boosted the Reds.

He has scored five goals recently.

Horndean travel to Brockenhurst on Saturday (3pm).

Deans boss Michael Birmingham is hoping to see his team return to their best form.

He said: ‘I was disappointed in the way we lost against Portland.

‘We have to get back to the way we were playing.

‘Our opponents are one of the hardest working sides in our league.

‘We will have to make sure we match them in that area.’

Harry Jackson returns to the starting line-up after illness.

Miles Everett, Connor Duffin and Jack Lee are also back in contention.

Second-placed AFC Portchester visit Christchurch needing a win to maintain the pressure on leaders Sholing (3pm).