Jamie answers Portchester SOS

Jamie Musselwhite. Picture: Allan Hutchings (141332-628)
Jamie Musselwhite. Picture: Allan Hutchings (141332-628)
Rory Williams was on the mark for Hawks on a night to savour. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Demolition job puts title in Hawks’ grasp

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Jamie Musselwhite returns for AFC Portchester’s Wessex League premier division battle against Bemerton Heath Harlequins at Wicor Rec (3pm).

The striker, leading scorer for the Royals last season, joined Blackfield & Langley in the summer.

But he has been enticed back in a bid to solve Portchester’s problems in front of goal.

‘Getting Jamie back is a massive boost,’ said director of football Mick Jenkins.

‘It is no secret we have been having a lean time in front of goal.

‘We have created plenty of chances but have failed to put them away.

‘Jamie has proved he can score 30 goals a season at our level.’

The Royals have also signed Lewis Horsburgh, 19, who was released by Pompey earlier this year.

Joe Noakes and Sammy Igoe are back from injury.

Moneyfields can consolidate top spot by beating Lymington Town at Dover Road.

Petersfield Town welcome Blackfield & Langley to Love Lane (3pm).

Only goal difference is keeping newly-promoted Town off the top of the table and manager Ian Saunders is delighted.

‘We deserve to be where we are,’ said Saunders.

‘Blackfield will be a tough egg to crack.

‘We beat them in the FA Cup last year so they will no doubt be looking for revenge.’

Town are still without injured pair Rob Tambling and Jason Silver.

Horndean manager Dave Carter wants his team to make the most of the conditions at Alresford Town.

‘They have a good playing surface which should suit our style,’ he said.

‘I am looking for another professional performance.’

The return of Nathan Paxton from injury and Mark Smith from holiday increases Carter’s options.

Fareham Town host Brockenhurst at Cams Alders looking to boost their league form.