Havant and Waterlooville’s academy side visit Hamble Club on Thursday Night in the Hampshire Midweek Floodlit Cup. 

The young Hawks will field a side mixed between the two academies of those based at South Downs College and the Pro:Direct academy based in-house at Front Lawn.

Despite this being the second round stage of the competition, it is the first game that both sides have played.

Hamble were the side who were drawn out for the bye straight in the second round proper whilst the Hawks made it to this stage following List Athletic’s withdrawal from the competition after numerous attempts to play the first round tie came to no avail.

The match is the second in two days for the South Downs side, but will be full of confidence after winning 4-2 over Leatherhead this afternoon away from home.

As for the Pro:Direct team, they are next in action in the Tactic League on Wednesday January 15 away to Champion academy.

The game at Hamble club first team’s Abbey Stadium kicks off at 19:45 with admission at the discretion of Hamble. Any support for the young lads would be most welcome.