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Matthews: Unbeaten streak key to Havant’s promotion charge

Rob Matthews admitted Havant will have to remain virtually unbeaten for the rest of the season if they’re to achieve promotion from London one south.

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Jim Pearce. Picture: Neil Marshall

Portsmouth are aiming to keep their treble challenge alive

Portsmouth continue their challenge on three fronts when they host Datchworth in the RFU Intermediate Vase at Rugby Camp tomorrow (1.45pm).

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Portsmouth Valkyries take on England Deaf Ladies development squad on Saturday. Picture Ian Hargreaves

Valkyries relishing England Deaf Ladies Development squad test

Portsmouth Valkyries are relishing the chance of taking on international opposition as they host England Deaf Ladies Development squad at Rugby Camp tomorrow (2pm).

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Jerome Trail scored two tries

Havant ‘not spectacular but got job done’ at Maidstone

HAVANT kept their momentum going with a 30-14 at Maidstone in the race for London one south promotion.

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United Services beat Bognor. Picture: Kate Shemilt

Portsmouth eye second spot... Services in driving seat

PORTSMOUTH scored nine tries as they romped to a 51-3 London three south west win against Petersfield at Penns Place.

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Joe O'Loghlen breaks for his try for Fareham Heathens. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

Bridgman not impressed... Fareham Heathens bounce back

THE first-half display was not up to the required standard for Gosport & Fareham as they 40-10 at Twickenham.

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Rob Cuffe will feature for Havant at Maidstone. Picture: Neil Marshall

Knight backs Havant to avoid potential slip-up

Will Knight insists Havant will have the right attitude to avoid a slip-up at basement-side Maidstone in London one south tomorrow (2pm).

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Jack Easterbrook will start for Portsmouth at Petersfield. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Portsmouth are gunning for back-to-back derby victories

Portsmouth are aiming for more derby joy when they travel to Petersfield in London three south west tomorrow (2pm).

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Gosport & Fareham's Sean Shepherd. Picture Ian Hargreaves

Gosport set their sights on finishing in top six

Gosport & Fareham continue their difficult start to the year with a trip to third-placed Twickenham in London two south west tomorrow.

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Laura Ineson calmed nerves with a second-half try for the Valkyries. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171669-1)

Valkyries dust off cobwebs with cup triumph

Portsmouth Valkyries eased into the quarter-finals of the RFU Women’s Junior Cup on Sunday, writes Bali Salisbury.

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Gosport's Sean Shepherd. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171571-1)

Bonus for Gosport despite defeat

THERE was a bonus for Gosport & Fareham even though they started the year with a narrow 30-26 London two south west defeat against Old Reigatian at Gosport Park.

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Havant's Jerome Trail heads for the try line against Chichester. Picture: Vernon Nash

Passion and desire help Havant reach new level

HAVANT produced a performance full of passion and desire to beat Chichester 38-12 in London one south at Hooks Lane.

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Jim Pearce

Pearce expecting another tight contest against Trojans

Portsmouth return to action following the mid-season break with an intriguing London three south west derby against Trojans at Rugby Camp tomorrow (2pm).

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Barry Bridgman addresses his Gosport & Fareham troops.  Picture: Neil Marshall

Gosport aim for a fourth straight win at Reigatian

Gosport & Fareham renew their London two south west campaign against Old Reigatian at Gosport Park tomorrow (2pm).

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Darren Bamford is set to start for Havant against Chichester. Picture: Keith Woodland

Knight: We must keep our discipline in derby

Will Knight has told Havant to remain disciplined ahead of their derby against Chichester at Hooks Lane in London one south tomorrow (2pm).

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Gosport & Fareham head coach Barry Bridgman. Picture: Neil Marshall (161436-4)

Gosport & Fareham aim to heap misery on Eastleigh

Gosport & Fareham are targeting another away win as they visit Eastleigh in London two south west on Saturday.

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Gareth Fitzpatrick is unavailable for Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171564-1)

Portsmouth wary of surprises at Basingstoke

Jim Pearce has warned Portsmouth of complacency as they travel to Hampshire rivals Basingstoke in London three south west tomorrow (3pm).

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Harrison Young in action against Brighton earlier this season. Picture: Neil Marshall (171150-13)

Havant must take A game to Brighton

Rob Matthews has told Havant to take their A game to Brighton on Saturday (3pm).

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Chloe Stopard-Baker racked up 25 points for Portsmouth Valkyries. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171669-1)

Valkyries hailed for ruthless streak

Portsmouth Valkyries continued their unbeaten run with a 55-0 demolition of Rosslyn Park Slingbacks on a bittlerly cold afternoon at Rugby Camp, writes Simon Newsham.

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Gosport & Fareham's Sean Shepherd. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (171571-1)

Bridgman: Plenty more to come after away relief

Gosport & Fareham survived a nail-biting finale to claim their first away win in more than two seasons.

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