Moneys have four factor in sight

Hawks striker Jason Prior celebrates hitting the target for the first time since November. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (181103-1)

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Moneyfields manager Miles Rutherford insists his side are going for a top-four finish ahead of their Wessex premier division clash against Blackfield & Langley at Dover Road.

The Copnor club have lost just once in 17 games – and that was against league leaders Winchester City – but have chasing clubs breathing down their necks.

‘We have to keep winning to stay ahead of the pack,’ said Rutherford.

‘A top-four finish would be a great achievement for what is, basically, a young team.

‘We have had to rebuild and there are only four or five players still with us from last season.’

Moneyfields are without their unavailable captain Russell Rackley, while Jake Slater and goalkeeper Dave Hook are both injured.

Moneyfields: Scott, Evans, Wain S, Lee, Horrell, Birmingham M, Middleton, Lacey, Bailey, Gauntlett, Hutchings, Brown, Davis, Gregory, Asajile.

n Fareham Town are determined to upset sixth-placed Downton on their visit to Wick Lane.

New defenders Kieron Lewis, from University of Portsmouth, and Lewis Smith, from Cambridge United, have made a big impression with manager Matt Parr.

‘The two lads have made a big difference and helped make us a lot harder to beat,’ said Parr.

‘We are a much-better team than earlier in the season and are aiming to win four or five of our last six games, all against top sides.’

The Reds are boosted by the return of Dave Birmingham and Wayne Boud, who missed the last three games through suspensions.

Fareham Town: Douglas, Smith, Lewis, Doswell, Birmingham D, Martin, James, Boud, Stevens, Thompson, Burt, Cuthbert, Lindsey, Tattersall, Tambling, Redman.

n Relegation-battling Horndean are hoping to spring a surprise at leaders Winchester City.

When the two sides met earlier in the season, Dave Carter’s men suffered late heartbreak, losing to an 89th-minute goal.

Gav Spurway returns from suspension but striker Nathan Paxton is still banned.

Horndean: Howard, Blackmore, Perkins, Stone, Chapman, Shepherd, Milroy, Hayes, Fennemore, Spurway, Bell, Warren, Fenelon, McKie, Sharp, Austin, Farrugia.n Fellow relegation strugglers Hayling United are without a game and are forced to sit and watch what happens.