Fareham Town
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Havant & Waterlooville

Home | 01 May 2018 | Attendance: 172

Match Report

Playing our 12th game in 3 weeks, Town players gave their all against a Havant & Waterlooville squad playing the majority of their side who won the National League South in dramatic style on Saturday.

Whilst always on top, the Town players can be proud of their efforts on the night as they made it as difficult as possible for the visitors with Del Harding after a couple of early saves down to both his left and right, other than collecting the ball or catching crosses had little goal bound efforts to keep him busy but he stood no chance with either goal both scored by James Hayter. The first a penalty, the 2nd a beautifully curled effort similar to that scored by Matt Andrews vs Portland last week or Scott Hamilton at Newport. 

When Town had their best spell just after the re-start, if George Davis header was 3 inches lower and gone in rather than hit the bar, then who knows what could have happened, but the lads left nothing out on the pitch and walked off at the end to spirited applause, not just for their efforts on the night, but the season as a whole.

So Towns season of frustration has ended. There were plenty of positives in this, Pete Stiles first full season in charge and he will be the first to say he has learned plenty in it.

 But it was one of those seasons, a decent start and Woodsy gets injured, Pete goes on holiday (pre-booked before he joined the club) and we lose 10 in a row his coaching staff leave whilst he's away, some silly last minute errors in cup ties, Pete comes back steadies the ship and a top 8 finish is still a good chance, and then came the rain, then the snow, then the rain again, then the snow again, then the rain again and April has seen us play catch up & unfortunately with the squad having to be regularly rotated to ensure we could at least get 11 players on the pitch every time, any hope of gaining momentum was lost and we ended the somewhat frustrating postition of 16th but well away from any relegation worries.

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