AFC Portchester are preparing to hang up the ‘sold out’ signs for two of their forthcoming matches.

Over 200 tickets have already been snapped up for the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division games against Hamworthy United and Fareham Town - a month before the games are scheduled to be played.

With the season currently suspended due to the national Covid-19 lockdown, there is still uncertainty on when the season will get back under way.

At the moment the Royals are due to host Hamworthy on December 12 and Fareham Town on Boxing Day, with tasty local derby clashes against Baffins Milton Rovers (December 15) and Horndean (January 2) also on the fixture list during the weeks which could follow lockdown restrictions being lifted.

With pre-match hospitality packages already sold out for all four of those games, supporters wishing to attend any of the forthcoming matches at the Crest Finance Stadium are being advised to reserve their tickets as soon as possible.

And that applies especially for the Hamworthy and Fareham games as tickets are running out rapidly and only a handful remain for both matches.

AFC Portchester chairman Paul Kelly said: “We have all been blown away by the phenomenal support we have been getting so far this season.

“And to have sold so many tickets this far in advance of matches in December, and with the uncertainty of Covid restrictions and lockdown as well, really is unbelievable. 

“We are expecting the Hamworthy and Fareham games to be sold out in the next week or so, and I am sure the local derbies against Baffins and Horndean will go the same way too.

“The pre-match hospitality has sold out for the Hamworthy, Baffins, Fareham and Horndean games now and we are expecting that to be the case for all home games this season as these packages are proving very popular with supporters.

“I am so proud of the crowd numbers we have been getting this season, with our average attendance up around the 250 mark, and would like to thank everyone for their backing of the club.

“The level of support, both home and away, makes a real difference to the players and everyone at the club. We all really appreciate it.”

For pre-match hospitality and ticket enquiries and to reserve your tickets for forthcoming matches, email chairman Paul Kelly at


AFC Portchester
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Wicor Recreation Ground
Cranleigh Road
PO16 9DP

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