Lights out for Creeksiders’ league encounter

By Connor Steel

FAREHAM TOWN have confirmed that tomorrow’s night home clash versus Hamble Club has been postponed due to an issue with floodlights at Cams Alders; officials announcing this news on a social media post earlier this evening (November 29).

The Creeksiders were due to host the Monks in the Wessex League Premier Division, hoping to build upon their five-one victory versus Horndean on Saturday and complete a double over Hamble after a two-nil win away in September during a good run.

But this opportunity will be delayed due to the floodlight issues; with no other details released. It is also unknown whether this issue was caused by Storm Arwen over the weekend, with the problems identified during a routine inspection for the match.

This postponement is the first to affect Fareham during the ongoing 2021-22 campaign, with Pete Stiles’ men approaching the half-way point. However AFC Portchester did have a similar problem in October as they cancelled their match versus Infinity.

Fareham have apologized for the inconvenience caused to all involved and fans of both clubs, with a bumper crowd expected to attend with no other local football on offer that evening. No new date has been announced for this fixture by either club.

The Creeksiders’ next game will see them host Dorset-based Portland United on Saturday afternoon with a 3pm kick off at Cams Alders. An away trip to AFC Portchester will then await Fareham at the On-Site Group Stadium next Wednesday evening.

IMAGE: Fareham FC social media