Petersfield plan to feel the love on special day

Matt Parr.  Picture: Malcolm Wells (142587-1116)
Matt Parr. Picture: Malcolm Wells (142587-1116)
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Petersfield Town hope romance will be in the air at Love Lane on Valentine’s Day.

The Wessex League premier division leaders host Brockenhurst tomorrow (3pm).

And Town are putting on a special Valentine’s Day promotion.

Instead of the traditional flowers, or romantic meal, Town are offering supporters an alternative way to display their affection.

‘With our stadium having the most romantically linked name in football we felt we should do something special for Valentine’s Day,’ said a club spokesman.

‘Traditionally it is a day for giving tokens of love and we recognise that on such a day it might be difficult to say you are going off to football.

‘We are making it a bit of fun and giving supporters the chance to bring partners to the game free of charge.’

Town are looking to extend their six-point lead at the top.

Second-placed Moneyfields are aiming to avoid a third successive defeat when they entertain Folland Sports at Dover Road (3pm).

‘Before we started this tough run of games I predicted we could end up dropping to fourth or fifth if we didn’t improve,’ said Rutherford.

Fareham Town boss Matt Parr wants a win at Verwood Town.

The Reds gained an important point in their relegation fight against Fawley.

‘If we can win at Verwood it would drag a few more teams into the relegation dogfight,’ said Parr.

Reds central defender James Rolfe has an ankle-ligament injury.

Horndean manager Dave Carter believes the Five Heads Park pitch could be in better shape for the clash with Andover Town tomorrow (3pm).

‘We have done some work on our pitch and hopefully will have a better surface to play football on,’ said Carter.

Defender Dan Hayes is suspended but 18-year-old midfielder Liam Kimber is pushing for a start.

AFC Portchester will be gunning to extend their unbeaten run to nine games as they visit lowly Bournemouth Poppies.