AFC Portchester manager Mick Catlin expects several sides to be in the running to win the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division in 2019-20.

While he highlights one team as the favourites for the title, Catlin rates the chances of another four sides - and doesn’t dismiss the idea of a surprise promotion candidate to emerge from the pack.

The Royals’ boss said: “Horndean have to be favourites to win the league this season.

afcplogo“They have an established squad and an experienced management team. They have been very consistent over the last few seasons and I am sure they will fancy their chances. 

“Lymington are another side who recruited well at the end of last season and over the summer and they have some very good attacking players. 

“Portland, Alresford, Baffins Milton Rovers and Bashley will all be up there, with a few dark horses sure to surprise.”

The fixture list as it stands appears below. Saturday matches kick-off at 3pm and midweek matches at 7.45pm unless stated otherwise.

 

AUGUST

3 - Shaftesbury (h)

7 - Cowes Sports (h) - ko 7.30pm

10 - Hythe and Dibden (h - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round)

17 - Alresford Town (a)

21 - Alton (h - Hampshire Senior Cup)

27 - Tadley Calleva (a - League Cup second round)

31 - New Milton Town (a - FA Vase First Qualifying Round)

 

SEPTEMBER

7 - Brockenhurst (h)

21 - Bournemouth (h)

28 - AFC Stoneham (a)

 

OCTOBER

2 - Solent University (h)

5 - Lymington Town (a)

12 - Tadley Calleva (h)

16 - Overton United (h - Russell Cotes Cup)

19 - Hamble Club (a)

26 - Fleet Town (h)

29 - Horndean (a)

 

NOVEMBER

2 - Bashley (a)

9 - Portland United (a)

16 - Amesbury Town (a)

20 - Fareham Town (h)

23 - Hamworthy United (h)

30 - Baffins Milton Rovers (a)

 

DECEMBER

14 - Shaftesbury (a)

21 - Horndean (h)

28 - Alresford Town (h)

 

JANUARY

4 - Cowes Sports (a)

11 - AFC Stoneham (h)

18 - Bournemouth (a)

25 - Lymington Town (h)

 

FEBRUARY

1 - Brockenhurst (a)

8 - Fareham Town (a)

15 - Christchurch (h)

22 - Fleet Town (a)

29 - Solent University (a)

 

MARCH

7 - Amesbury Town (h)

14 - Portland United (h)

21 - Bashley (h)

28 - Baffins Milton Rovers (h)

 

APRIL

4 - Tadley Calleva (a)

11 - Hamworthy United (a)

18 - Hamble Club (h)

     

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