Match Preview: Qtr-Final of the Hampshire Senior Cup
Fareham Town v Basingstoke Town
When: Tuesday 12th January 2019 Kick-off 7.45pm
Where: Cam Alders Stadium, Palmerston Drive, Fareham. PO14 1RH
Following Saturday’s league loss to Chesham Utd at the Camrose, we return to the only cup competition we still remain in, as we travel to Fareham Town in the Qtr-Finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup.
Fareham Town (The Creeksiders), who play in the Step 5, Sydenhams Wessex Premier League have progressed to this stage of the competition by beating Folland Sports 2-4 on the road in the 1st Round. They then travelled to Petersfield Town in the 2nd Round and came away 0-1 victors. Then in the 3rd Round in front of just 25 fans they beat US Portsmouth 2-1 at the Cam Alders Stadium.
The Creeksiders Managed by Pete Stiles, play in red & black striped shirts, red shorts & red socks.
They sit in mid-table in 13th place in the league with a record of PLD 21 WON 7 DRAWN 5 LOST 9 with Goals for 31 Goals Against 44 and 26pts.
Directions to the Cam Alders Stadium, can be found on this link www.farehamtown.co.uk/teams/Fareham-Town-FC
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Well Martin Kuhl will know this is the only chance of any silverware for the club this season, and following Saturday’s 2-3 loss at home to Chesham Utd, will he wish to put out a full-strength to face a team two steps in the football pyramid below us?
Further injury worries as Charlie Kennedy hobbled off again as well as midfielder Harry Pearse, who appeared to take a knock.
It is hoped that striker Aaron Redford could be intention for a place Tuesday, but Sam Argent who got a straight red card, could be rested especially if his 3-match ban does not start until after the Merthyr away game on Saturday.
If Kennedy is also rested then Dan Collier will likely get the start, along with Jim Orvis and possibly Drew Matthews.
It would also be good to give Liam Hunt some time on the pitch, he certainly needs the chance to prove himself
Whoever. Is in the squad, it’s time they actually performed and put this game away to bed early to be able to rest some players for the long and difficult trip to Merthyr Town on Saturday.
Match Preview by Martin French