Moneys hope to keep up good work

Steve Hutchings. Picture: Malcolm Wells (114485-3937)
Steve Hutchings. Picture: Malcolm Wells (114485-3937)
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Moneyfields will tonight aim to start the new year in the same way they finished 2011.

The Dover Road outfit entertain Totton & Eling in the Wessex League premier division (7.45pm).

And after climbing to sixth spot in the table with a 4-0 derby triumph over Horndean last week, they are determined to add another three points to their tally.

Striker Steve Hutchings grabbed a hat-trick against the Deans – providing further evidence he has regained his fine early-season form.

‘Steve Hutchings is concentrating on his own game and not getting involved with others,’ said Moneyfields boss Miles Rutherford.

‘He is looking more like his old self.

‘The way we ended the year shows we are heading in the right direction again.

‘All we had was a bad month which set us back and if it hadn’t been for that we would be right up there.

‘In the second half of the season the aim is to get some more consistency going.’

Rutherford is boosted by a full-strength squad.

Moneyfields: Hook, Evans, Bailey, Lee, Rackley, Hore, Gauntlett, Middleton, Boyle, Hutchings, Slater, Horrell, Wain, Asajile, Gregory, Savage

n Hayling United’s fight for survival continues at Alton Town tonight (7.45pm).

And boss Lee Paul is hoping his side will be refreshed by their Christmas break.

The Humbugs are three points adrift at the bottom of the table.

‘We trained in the week to shake off the cobwebs and are keen to get going again,’ said Paul.

‘Last season we survived on the final day and are determined to make ourselves safe a little earlier this time around.

‘It looks like it is between us, Laverstock & Ford and New Milton because the rest of the pack have pulled away.

‘If we can win our games in hand then we can get above our rivals and out of the relegation spot.

‘It would be a great start to the year if we can get something at Alton.’

Hayling’s cause will be helped by the return of central midfielder Sean Thurgood from injury, Darren Watts from suspension and Steve Black, who has been playing beach football in Nigeria.

Hayling United: Patilla, Gadd, Thornton, Watts, Hayward, Tigwell, Carter, Salter-Vaile, Black, Burney, Tipton, Baker, Thurgood, Bishop, Fisher