Portsmouth Sunday League club agrees deal to play home games on Havant & Waterlooville’s new 3G pitch at Westleigh Park

AFC Trades have become the latest club to sign a groundsharing agreement to play on Hawks’ new 3G pitch at Westleigh Park.

Friday, 2nd October 2020, 9:52 am
Freehouse (pink) score one of their goals during their 6-1 Portsmouth & District FA Sunday Intermediate Cup win against Shelford Rovers. Pic: Kevin Shipp.

The Portsmouth Sunday League side will be playing all home games at the National League South venue, starting with their Division 5 game against Sheperd’s Crook on Sunday, October 11 (1.30am).

That will be the second competitive game on the newly-laid artificial turf following Hawks’ game against Maidstone the previous day.

Portsmouth Women will stage the third game, just a few hours of AFC Trades have played on the 3G for the first time, and Clanfield host their first Hampshire Premier League game at the stadium against Paulsgrove on October 17.

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A Freehouse striker celebrates scoring during his side's 6-1 Portsmouth & District FA Sunday Intermediate Cup win against Shelford Rovers. Pic: Kevin Shipp.

AFC Trades are currently top of their division on goal difference after beating Portsville Park 4-1 - their third successive win.

Charlie Smith (2), Harry Gregory and Brendan Ebireri were on target.

AC FC have also won their opening three games, the latest a 1-0 success against AFC Eastney thanks to a Clayton Wylie goal.

Hatton Rovers’ goalkeeper saved an 87th minute penalty to give his side a 4-3 win over AFC Prospect Farm Rangers in a wind-affected game at the Rugby Camp.

Prospect raced into a 3-0 half-time with goals from Ryan Tout, Lee Callaghan and Lewis MacLean. But, with the wind in their favour, Hatton hit back with four goals in 30 minutes to turn the game on its head.

Harry Knight (2), Matt Langton and Ben Searle were on target.

Man of the match Mitchell Smith struck four goals as Fratton Trades Reserves caned Al’s Bar 8-2. Barry Jeans (2), Andy Turnbull and Jordan Chapell completed the rout.

Jameson Arms staged a superb comeback against Milton Rovers in Division 1.

Milton stormed into a 4-0 lead inside half an hour, but Arms stormed back to earn a point in a 4-4 draw.

Jake Knight reduced the arrears before half-time with Liam Kyle and Fred Penfold adding further goals after the break.

Freddie Kemp then came off the bench to head in the equaliser.

Wicor Mill, the top flight leaders, also drew 4-4 with Port South.

Reece Lewis fired a hat-trick for South, with Nyam Mcleod also on target, with Josh Holmes, Jack Mitchell, Bailey Steele and Bradley Stokes scoring for Wicor.

Brandon Elliott, Kim Traves and Keiran Wood scored as AFC Southdowns defeated AFC Portchester 3-0.

Chad Goodall (2), Jed Kennett, Jamie Eyre and Ash Willis were on target as Purbook beat North End Cosmos 5-2, Luke Channer and Allan Shaw replying.

Bailey Newbury fired a hat-trick as AFC Leigh Park drubbed Westleigh 8-2 in the only Division 2 game to take place.

Sam Fraser, Brad Hayward, Matt Pitt, Harley Hawkins and Harry Fordham also scored.

Clayton Saunders scored twice for Co-op Dragons in a 2-0 win over Fratton Trades to put them top of Division 4.

Chris Bearpark’s double strike helped FC Fenix maintain their 100 per cent start to the Division 6 season.

Alastair Cox, Dean Dolman andMarc Gear also netted in a 5-3 victory over AFC Fairfields, who replied through Aaron Paice (2) and Ricky Hemming.

Dave and Harry Hatherly scored for Padnell Rovers in a 2-2 draw with Horndean United, Jake Burley and James Gregory replying.