Havant expect the influential Matt Cox to return from a knee injury for Sunday’s National League South Division derby against Fareham as they bid to half an anti-climatic finale to the season.
At the turn of the year Havant anticipated scrapping the title race out with champions-elect Oxted, but a run of five successive defeats has knocked them clean out of contention. Last weekend’s 2-1 loss ensured South Division safety for Brighton & Hove.
Last weekend Fareham lost heavily 11-0 at Oxted and now look certain to fill the automatic relegation spot. Anything but a win for Fareham on Sunday will confirm their relegation back to the Conference League.
When the two teams met at Henry Cort in mid-November Havant ran out 0-2 winners with goals from Charlie Stubbings and Manuel Silvetti, in what was a close and fiercely contested encounter.
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