Baffins match postponed after death of physio Andy Hillman

Baffins Milton Rovers have been given permission to postpone tomorrow's Wessex League premier division game against Portland United at the PMC Stadium.

Thursday, 8th November 2018, 10:15 am
Updated Thursday, 8th November 2018, 11:21 am
Baffins Milton Rovers have postponed Saturday's match. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Baffins Milton Rovers have postponed Saturday's match. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

The club are still devastated by the sudden death of their physio Andy Hillman last weekend.

Baffins manager Steve Leigh feels it is too soon for the team to be playing again.

He said: '˜Our whole club from top to bottom has been affected..

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'˜It is just too soon to return to playing football.

'˜The players' heads are not right to go into a game.

'˜The outpouring of tweets and messages about Andy has been overwhelming.

'˜They show just what a cherished character he was.

'˜He has been with the club for three years and always had time for everybody.

'˜His work has been immense.

'˜The club is still in a state of shock.

'˜Calling our game off is unfortunate but I am sure people will understand why we asked the league to agree to it.'

AFC Portchester travel to Hamble Club still searching for greater consistency.

The Royals slipped up in midweek with a 4-3 defeat at Alresford Town.

Joint boss Mick Catlin revealed his disappointment with the way Portchester defended.

He said: '˜You can't give four goals away and expect to win games.

'˜A poor first-half performance cost us.

'˜Though we got back to 3-3 we conceded again at the end.

'˜We are making too many individual errors and need to cut them out.'

Jake Morgan is still suspended but the visitors hope to have Steve Ramsey fit.

Horndean are aiming to put their FA Vase exit behind them as they visit Portchester's conquerors Alresford Town.

Michael Birmingham knows his team will need to be at their best.

The Deans boss said: '˜Alresford is never an easy place to go, though we always have good games against them.

'˜They offer some of the biggest set-piece threats in our league.'

Fareham Town face a mid-table battle at Lymington Town.

Petersfield Town journey to Verwood town in division one.

United Services Portsmouth are in action tonight at Totton & Eling (7.45pm).

A win can take the Sailors into the top four.