Bristol next as Havant aim to build on Chichester success

Indy Laly in action for Havant during the derby win against Chichester. Picture: Neil Marshall
Indy Laly in action for Havant during the derby win against Chichester. Picture: Neil Marshall
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Havant will be aiming to build on their 5-3 win against Chichester as they host University of Bristol in National League men’s conference west on Saturday (2pm).

The visitors made a good start to their league campaign defeating Cardiff & Met 3-1 in the opening fixture, followed by a 3-2 victory over Chichester.

These are their only two wins in five games and with three loses they sit in eighth position in the table on six points.

Havant’s derby win at Chichester moved them up to fourth in the table on nine points.

The middle of the league is so close that a win or a loss can dramatically change the league standings.

University of Bristol have scored 15 goals, the third highest in the league with Rufus McNaught-Barrington their in-form striker.

He tops the individual goal chart with 10 goals, four field, five penalty corners and a penalty stroke.

Former Havant players George Cairns and Will Jones return to Barncroft Way where they played during the early part of their careers.

Meanwhile, Havant Ladies return to league action on Saturday with a home match against Hampstead & Westminster seconds at Havant College (1.30pm).

Hampstead & Westminster lost last weekend 2-1 against top-of-the-table Guildford and are fifth in the league table on 10 points.

Havant are in 10th position on one point so far, having played one less game than Hampstead & Westminster.