Dave Carter toasted a ‘cracking’ derby win over Fareham last night.
The Horndean boss saw his side end the Reds’ unbeaten start to the Wessex League premier division campaign as they ran out 5-2 winners in a dramatic clash at Five Heads Park.
Fareham’s cause was not helped when defender Sam Doswell was sent off in the first half of a game in which both sides missed a penalty.
Carter said: ‘We really played well in the first half, moved the ball quickly and ripped them apart.
‘Gerald Joseph on the wing had pace to burn and we could have scored three or four before they had a player sent off. It was a cracking win for us.’
Parr congratulated the home side – but was left frustrated with the match officials.
He said: ‘Fair play to Horndean, they were outstanding.
‘The sending off knocked us back and it was a long time to play with 10 men.
‘I was proud of them in the second half, though, as we kept battling to stay in it.
‘I was just a little disappointed with the inconsistency from the officials.’
Horndean made the early running – and Joseph dragged a shot wide of the far post from just inside the box.
On nine minutes, Fareham keeper Luke Douglas did well to tip a 25-yard shot from Louis Bell over the bar.
The respite was brief for the Reds, though, as the home side took the lead from the corner.
Fareham were guilty of failing to clear the loose ball and Dan Martin turned to fire inside the near post.
It got worse for the visitors on 15 minutes when they went down to 10 men and conceded a penalty.
Doswell bundled Tommy Woodward over when he was clear on goal and the referee had no option but to give the Fareham player his marching orders.
Douglas made a superb full-length save to keep Hayes’ spot-kick out of the bottom corner.
But Fareham were finding themselves up against it and on 22 minutes Martin extended the home side’s lead with his second.
The visitors hit back against the odds to reduce the arrears in the 34th minute – with Louie Martin thumping in a far-post header.
However, just two minutes passed before Joseph restored the Deans’ two-goal advantage with a looping header.
Aaron Fennemore then added a fourth from a corner and Horndean showed no signs of letting up at the start of the second half as Bell crashed a 20-yard volley against the underside of the crossbar.
It was turning into a rout with Adam Turner converting Alex Miroy’s far-post header on 51 minutes.
Fareham were lucky not to go down to nine men soon after – when sub Robbie Pittman received a yellow card for a two-footed tackle.
The Reds kept battling and on the hour Ash Tattersall raced clear to net with a clinical finish.
Fareham were infuriated as home keeper Chris Clarke escaped a sending off after a foul on Tattersall in the box.
He then rubbed salt into the wounds by saving the spot-kick.
Horndean: Clarke, Miroy, Perkins, Hayes, Ayres, Bell, Fennemore, Woodward, Martin, Turner, Joseph. Subs: Spurway, Burney, Warren, Kimber, Andrews, May
Fareham: Douglas, Martin L, Doswell, Humble, Jones M, Murphy, Austin, Cripps, Rowe, Tattersall, McKie. Subs: Wheeler, Lindsey, Cotton, Pittman, Bunton