Fareham are set to include two promising New Zealanders and a Peru international striker against newly promoted National League Western Conference rivals Oxford Hawks at Banbury Road on Sunday, 2pm.
Kiwi Under-21 goalkeeper Tom Mallon will be between the posts, with 23-year old Jack Gilbert, a penalty corner specialist, in midfield. Peruvian Seb Dennison will lead the attack.
The three newcomers, who all looked sharp at last night’s training session according to Fareham head coach Ben Barnes, have replaced retired goalkeeper George Harris, Luke Cornish [pictured left by Neil Marshall](who has returned for his final year at Loughborough University) and penalty corner man Jamie Rawlings, who is trying his hand at Reading.
Among the other Fareham recruits are Nottingham University defender Guy Bristowe, Brooklands/Manchester University back four-man Richard Bolton, and Will Seebold, who has returned from a spell at Cardiff & Met.
Winchester teenager Will Penrose has also joined the Henry Cort set.
“We’ve got a host of younger players breaking through, Fergus Jackson and Phillip Larcombe having impressed in pre-season, as has Alex Beckett, so it should be a good blend of youth and experience,” Barnes added.
“Once we get the first couple of games under our belt we can then assess where we are as a competitive squad, but I am very encouraged with the depth of the squad this season.
“No bold predictions just a good group to work with and I can see some quality.”
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