Havant frustrated after being sidelined again

Havant head coach Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young
Havant head coach Will Knight. Picture: Mick Young
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Havant were left frustrated as their crucial London one south game at Sidcup was called off for the second week running because of a waterlogged pitch.

Will Knight and his players were just boarding the coach at 10.45am when they were informed the game was off.

‘It is a nightmare because we had been ringing Sidcup for three days to find out what the situation was like,’ said the head coach.

‘We had informed them if their pitches were doubtful we could host the game at Hooks Lane.

‘Despite the rain we could have got the game on at our place.

‘It just complicates matters still further because the new date for the game is Easter Saturday when we could be involved in a Hampshire Cup final.

‘We are in a Catch 22 situation because we won’t know if we will be involved until after next Sunday’s semi-final against Gosport & Fareham.

‘If we win that then – with the league taking precedence – we don’t know where that leaves the cup final.

‘We are running out of weekends and it is all becoming a bit of a farce.’

Havant are still facing a daunting double-header next weekend.

They host Old Colfeians in the league on Saturday and travel to Gosport & Fareham in the cup 24 hours later.

Gosport & Fareham, who were not in action at the weekend, host Trojans on the Saturday in another relegation battle, so the clubs are facing a gruelling weekend.

However, London south one will be the priority for both teams.