Fawley reserves continue their title-chasing form

After a disappointing defeat against Laverstock & Ford in the Wyvern League, Lee Shepherds' Fawley reserve side dusted themselves off to pick up a valuable three points against Totton & Eling yesterday.

We caught up with Lee to ask him about the game and looking forward to an exciting prospect at the Silverlake stadium in two weeks time.

As we've seen across social media this morning, you were obviously pleased to get back to winning ways?

Yesterday was a really positive result for us. Especially after our very poor display last week. It's good to get back to winning ways and hopefully we can build on it now. 

All the more pleasing with a young debutante from Darren Clark's successful under 18 side, goalkeeper Sam Robinson who made some useful stops to keep you in the game?

Sam was fantastic yesterday. His first game in men’s football and he stepped up and did exactly what was asked of him.
Craig was on the scoresheet once again against T&E

Craig was on the scoresheet once again against T&E

Two of the more experienced lads got on the scoresheet (Mike Baker & Craig Shellard) Mike seems to be a useful addition with two goals in three games?

"Our aim has always been to win as many games as we can and see where it takes us"

Mike is a great addition to the club. The last two seasons our biggest issue has been scoring goals. He’s scored 20+ goals in the last two seasons in the wyvern league , so when I heard he was interested it was a no Brainer. He’s still a bit rusty but with more game time he really will be an asset for us. Craig had played in almost every position this season but I’ve always liked him as a striker. He’s notched 6 goals this season and probably only played 3 games up top. He gives us that bit of physicality which we’ve lacked in the past.

Still within touching distance of the teams at the top, has the seasons ambitions changed from the start of the season?

Our aim has always been to win as many games as we can and see where it takes us. We will just concentrate on our next game and not pay attention to the league table as there is a very long way to go.

Eastleigh in the cup in two weeks time, looking down the list of eligible players (Jamie Cureton hit six against Wimborne, Jai Reason has also featured) would you prefer a youthful spitfires side or the opportunity to face some professional players?

Eastleigh in the Vanarama National League

Eastleigh in the Vanarama National League

It’s a fixture I’ve been looking forward to. Whoever they put out they are going to be a very well drilled and quality side. I’m sure some of the lads would like to play against some professionals. The good thing is we are already through to the knockout stages so we can go there and enjoy the opportunity of playing at a decent ground.