Horndean boss happy with performance at Lymington

Rob Tambling, right, in action for Fareham at home to Newport
Rob Tambling, right, in action for Fareham at home to Newport
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Horndean manager Dave Carter praised the workrate of his side as they forced a 0-0 draw against Lymington Town in the New Forest.

In the first half, Louis Bell had a volley cleared off the line after the goalkeeper tipped Bryn McKie’s shot onto the bar.

McKie then hit the post after the interval and 16-year-old Tom Worsfold also went close.

‘They all worked their socks off for me and stuck to their jobs,’ said a delighted Carter.

‘We played some good football on an excellent playing surface and had chances to win the game.

‘Our defensive record is the best in the league but we are struggling to score goals.’

Moneyfields came away from Blackfield & Langley with a 1-1 draw, though manager Miles Rutherford felt they should have won.

The Copnor club fell behind when Sean Wain gave away a needless free-kick after four minutes.

When the ball was swung in, the home side scored with a free header but Moneyfields took charge after that.

Jake Slater and Steve Hutchings missed good chances before the break.

But eventually, substitute Pabs N’Doye grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser.

N’Doye latched onto a through ball and slotted it past the goalkeeper.

‘I was very disappointed with Blackfield as an attacking force,’ said Moneyfields manager Miles Rutherford.

‘After giving them an early goal they didn’t have another chance all game.

‘We had most of the possession with at least five good chances and should have won.’

Fareham Town chalked up a third consecutive draw as they were held 1-1 by Newport IOW at Cams Alders.

The Reds left it late, with Nathan Kirby grabbing an 87th-minute equaliser to earn them a point.

The Isle of Wight side went in front, 18 minutes from time, but Kirby deflected a Rob Tambling shot past the visiting keeper to level matters.