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Cuffie content as Christchurch stick to the plan
BOSS Michael Cuffie felt momentum had been key after Christchurch returned to winning ways with a 4-2 success over Romsey Town.
Priory fell behind on the half hour but Dan Saul equalised before Jacques Bernard put the hosts in front on the stroke of half-time.
Mark Smith added a third and although Romsey fought back with a goal of their own, substitute Marcus Cullen wrapped up the points in the last minute.
That came after Christchurch had trailed AFC Portchester by three goals in their previous match on Wednesday before making things interesting with two goals in the last 10 minutes to run the Fareham-based outfit close.
And Hurn Bridge manager Cuffie, who had seen his side suffer four defeats in five league matches prior to Saturday’s victory, thought Priory’s positive approach in midweek had reaped its rewards.
“Portchester had caused us a lot of problems on Wednesday but we kept trying to play and were unlucky not to get something from the game,” said Cuffie. “That attitude gave the guys real belief ahead of the Romsey match and we deserved our win for sticking to the game plan.”
Meanwhile, Cuffie said he was on the verge of completing a move for Parley Sports wideman Dan Hiscock who he managed at Bashley reserves.
Priory: Frampton, Doe, Cole, Speers, Blackburn, Bernard, Smith, Fairbrother, Foster, Saul (Cullen, 75), Burden. Unused subs: Walker, Jacobs, Proudley, Homan.
Despite battling back from two goals down, Bournemouth Poppies suffered their ninth consecutive Wessex Premier defeat at Downton.
Connor Phillips and Jake Rowley netted for Poppies to cancel out efforts from Jamie Waters and Dan Western, but Declan MacGregor scored a controversial late penalty to secure Downton’s 3-2 victory with 10 minutes to play.
Poppies: Vaughan, Martinez (Pearce, 79), Saadi, Crow, Jackson, Andrews (Watt, 55), Burt (Hales, 73), Ayrton, Rowley, Robinson, Phillips. Unused subs: Cooper, Turner.
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