Moneys boss expects Vase tie to get physical

Conor Bailey. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142296-601)
Conor Bailey. Picture: Allan Hutchings (142296-601)
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Moneyfields head west again as they bid for FA Vase progress at Bristol-based Hallen (3pm).

The Copnor club find themselves taking on Western League opposition for a second consecutive round.

In the last round they beat first division Corsham Town 1-0.

But their premier division hosts will no doubt present a sterner test tomorrow.

Moneys manager Dave Carter knows what to expect from west country teams, though.

‘Bristol area teams always present you with a physical aggressive challenge,’ said the Dover Road boss.

‘Apart from always working hard they also try to play a bit.

‘We know we have to go there and give it 100 per 

‘It will be vital for us to maintain our discipline because we will need to 
keep all 11 players on the pitch if we want to get a result.

‘The important thing is to make sure we are in the hat for the next round draw on Monday.’

Carter is without a number of regular starters because they are cup-tied.

Gavin Spurway, Nathan Paxton, Dan Woodward and Jack McFarlane are all are ruled out.

Jake Morgan is away and there are fitness doubts over Tyler Giddens and Dan Gauntlett.

The visitors are, however, boosted by the timely return of Tom Chapman, from sickness, and Conor Bailey, who has completed a suspension.

In the Wessex League premier division, Fareham Town are looking to complete a quick-fire league double over Folland Sports at Cams Alders (3pm).

Goals from Bradey Norton and Ash Tattersall gave the Reds a 2-1 away win earlier this month.

Tattersall is expected to miss out with a hamstring problem as manager Steve Stone has to cope with a growing injury list.

‘We had three more players go off injured at Blackfield,’ said Stone.

‘If it gets much worse I will have to get my boots back out.’

Elsewhere, AFC Portchester host Team Solent at Wicor Rec (3pm).

And manager Graham Rix is demanding a return to winning ways in league competition.

‘We have only lost once in the league all season,’ said the boss.

‘It is vital we start turning the draws into wins.’

Third-placed Horndean travel to struggling Bournemouth Poppies (3pm).