Parr: Reds must win

Fareham boss Matt Parr
Fareham boss Matt Parr

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Fareham Town manager Matt Parr regards the visit of Bournemouth to Cams Alders tomorrow in the Wessex League premier division as a ‘must-win’ game (3pm).

The Reds have won just once in 13 league games and Parr recognises that isn’t good enough.

With Fareham sitting third from bottom in the league table, Parr realises his position could be under threat.

‘I am hoping that I get given the time to turn things around,’ said Parr.

‘In my 10 years at this level I have never been in this position before.

‘Our biggest problem is a lack of confidence and failure to score enough goals.

‘I can’t hide behind the fact that our results have not been good enough.

‘In the summer I changed a few things but it hasn’t worked.

‘We need results but I am not a quitter and will keep trying to get them until told otherwise.

‘I got us into this mess and feel it is up to me to get us out of it.’

Parr is boosted by the return of central-defender Kieran Lewis and midfielder James Ford.

Ian Saunders is looking for his Petersfield side to bounce back to winning ways against Verwood Town at Love Lane.

Town were knocked off the top of the league in midweek after their 3-2 defeat at Whitchurch United.

‘We need to get back at it,’ said Saunders.

‘At Whitchurch our keeper gifted them two goals and we missed a host of chances.’

Andy Todd returns to the squad, after navy football duties kept him out in midweek.

Moneyfields include new signing Ellis Martin, from Horndean, in their squad to face Fawley at Dover Road.

‘Ellis is a good signing,’ said Moneys boss Miles Rutherford.

‘I am looking for us to put three more points on the board to keep in touch with the top two.’

Alfie Rutherford and Jake Morgan are ruled out due to suspensions.

Horndean can maintain their push for a top-six place by beating Lymington Town at Five Heads Park.

Graham Rix’s AFC Portchester face a difficult trip to face Blackfield & Langley on the Waterside.