Horndean to switch it up for league clash with Tadley

Horndean manager Michael Birmingham. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
Horndean manager Michael Birmingham. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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Michael Birmingham intends to ring the changes as Horndean host Tadley Calleva in the Wessex League premier division at Five Heads Park tonight (7.45pm).

The Deans boss felt his side were poor on Saturday during the 1-1 draw at Bashley.

He said: ‘If I had told the players to play that badly they couldn't have done it.

‘Our decision making particularly going forward was very poor.

‘We started forcing it long and also gave away a lot of silly fouls.

‘None of the players were prepared to take responsibility and waited for others to do it.

‘Instead they were all moaning at each other.

‘I will be making changes because what I saw at Bashley was unacceptable.

‘Tadley are a young, fit well-drilled side.

‘They will get in our faces and try to stop us playing.

‘I am looking for a reaction from my team.’

‘None of the players were prepared to take responsibility and waited for others to do it.

‘Instead they were all moaning at each other.

‘I will be making changes because what I saw at Bashley was unacceptable.

‘Tadley are a young, fit, well-drilled side.

‘They will get in our faces and try to stop us playing.

‘I am looking for a reaction from my team.’

Fareham Town go away to Brockenhurst.

Moneyfields host neighbours Baffins Milton Rovers in the quarter-finals of the Portsmouth Senior Cup at Dover road (7.45pm).

Boss Dave Carter wants to see Moneys get the win.

He said: ‘There are a lot of ties between the two clubs and we can't afford to take it lightly.’

Baffins are looking to bounce back from their league defeat at Sholing.

AFC Portchester will start as favourites in their tie against Hampshire Premier League senior division visitors Hayling United at the Crest Finance Stadium (7.45pm).

Royals manager Mick Catlin is keen to pitch in some of his youngsters.

He said: ‘We have got some really good youngsters coming through.

‘This is a chance for some of them to step up to the plate.

‘I am keen to fast track some of them into the senior squad.

‘Our reserve team is going well and are unbeaten in their last six games.’

In the Hampshire Senior Cup the Royal Navy host Sholing at Burnaby Road (7.45pm).