Havant boss looks to the future

Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young
Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young
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Havant continue their rebuilding process for next season with a National three London & south east visit to Bishop’s Stortford.

With his side already relegated, director of rugby Will Knight wants to use the remaining games as a springboard for next season.

‘Despite our situation it is important we keep everything positive,’ said Knight.

‘The players seem to have taken that on board because we had our best numbers for some time at training this week.

‘We have also introduced new strength and conditioning coach Sean Cole, who has worked with the Royal Navy and some Super League teams.

‘The whole outlook is about moving forward.’

Prop-forward Rob Elsmore returns following his selection for the London division under-20s, and Pat Gains reappears in the centre after work commitments.

It will be another test of character for the Hooks Lane side at fourth-placed Bishop’s Stortford.

But a lot of heart will be taken from their performance in a 45-29 defeat to Civil Service last week.

Havant scored five tries and it wasn’t until late on that Civil Service raced clear.

Meanwhile, in Hampshire one, third-placed United Services will expect to return to winning ways as they visit lowly Farnborough.

Southsea Nomads entertain basement side Lytchett Minster in a bottom-of-the-table battle at Furze Lane.

Petersfield host relegation-battling Ventnor at Penns Place.

In Hampshire two, Fareham Heathens are in derby action at Locks Heath Pumas.