Ian Stott is expected to return for Fareham’s England Hockey clash against promoted West Conference basement boys Clifton Robinson at Henry Cort on Sunday, 1.30.
The former East Grinstead and Scottish international has been sidelined for the past two matches with concussion and an accidental stick inflicted cut to his forehead in Fareham’s 4-2 defeat at Cardiff & Met.
Also on Sunday (2pm), Havant host second placed Olton & West Warwicks at Havant College.
Winchester are forced to ring the changes for the South Premier League match with second placed London Edwardians. Player/coach Ben Hibberd has been suspended for an initial period 30 days after last week’s red card incident at Oxford University, while midfielder Mark Maunsell and goalkeeper Caelon Dillon are banned for the next two games.
In women’s hockey, Trojans’ lead at the top of the West Women’s Conference is down to a single point after a 1-0 defeat at Reading. They face a stern test at title favourites Stourport.
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