Fareham aim to continue resurgence... Deans need a lift... Royals want more

Matt Parr is hoping to see Fareham continue their revival. Picture: Neil Marshall
Matt Parr is hoping to see Fareham continue their revival. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Fareham Town have high hopes of another win as Bemerton Heath Harlequins visit Cams Alders (3pm).

The Reds stormed to a 7-1 win over Christchurch in midweek to give their Wessex League premier division survival bid a massive boost.

Matt Parr’s side are within six points of safety with two games in hand.

The Reds boss said: ‘The last two games have been good and we picked up four points.

‘It has given us a massive shot in the arm and confidence is growing in the squad.

‘We can’t afford to rest on our laurels, though, and there is still a lot of hard work to do.

‘It is important that we continue to play with greater freedom and don’t allow our situation to affect us.

‘We have brought new players in and have worked hard in training over the last fortnight.’

Second-placed Petersfield Town entertain title-rivals Winchester City at Love Lane.

‘The big games keep coming thick and fast,’ said Petersfield boss Ian Saunders.

‘Winchester are arguably the best team in our league and this is another massive test.

‘They might not relish coming to our renowned sloping pitch and we must look to exploit home advantage.’

Saunders has a full squad to choose from with Jason Silver returning from injury.

Dave Carter faces the task of lifting his Horndean side after their 7-2 home loss to AFC Portchester.

Alresford Town are the visitors to Five Heads Park, with Carter demanding more from his team.

He said: ‘Our heads went down once Portchester scored their third goal.

‘Some of the players are not fit enough and need to get themselves along to training a bit more.’

AFC Portchester host Andover Town at Wicor Rec (3pm).

The Royals have scored 18 goals in their past four games.

Luke Sweeney has been scoring for fun with two consecutive hat-tricks.

Alex Baldacchino grabbed a brace on his debut after coming off the bench at Horndean.