Brady: Loss sets us back

US boss Bob Brady
US boss Bob Brady
Hawks striker Jason Prior celebrates hitting the target for the first time since November. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (181103-1)

Bradbury: My Hawks won’t be bullied

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United Services suffered a 5-1 defeat at Ringwood Town, denting their Wessex League division one promotion hopes.

Services conceded three goals in the first 10 minutes.

All they could manage in reply was a late Pete Lines consolation.

‘This result has knocked us back a bit,’ said Services manager Bob Brady.

‘If you don’t go out there prepared to play from the start then you suffer the consequences.

‘It is a young side and they have to learn.’

Paulsgrove crashed to a 4-2 defeat in their crunch Puma Engineering Hampshire Premier clash against Liphook.

Both teams contributed to an entertaining encounter despite the sticky pitch at Marsden Road.

The visitors opened up a 2-0 lead by half-time.

Paulsgrove came out a different side after the break and 10 minutes into the second period Matt Harfield delivered a terrific 70-yard throughball for Dave Harding to reduce the arrears.

Liphook restored their two-goal advantage in the 66th minute but Harding replied for Paulsgrove.

Home goalkeeper Aron Holding produced an inspired performance to keep his side in the game until the visitors added a fourth goal, four minutes from the end, to seal their victory.

Goals from Matt Barnes, Chris Rowney and a Matt Northcott brace saw Locks Heath to a 4-2 home win over Liss Athletic.

In the Magnata Hampshire League, Aaron Fitzgerald grabbed a consolation goal for Horndean United as they slumped to a 5-1 defeat at Hedge End Rangers.