BOSS Simon Browne insists Hamworthy United’s interests – rather than the Wessex League relegation scrap – will be on his mind tonight.

Hammers will play a major role in deciding the fate of New Milton Town when they visit struggling Brading Town (7.45pm).

A Hamworthy victory would save their local rivals but a draw or win for second-bottom Brading, who are level on points with Milton going into the final match of their campaign, would leave Linnets facing relegation from the Premier Division.

Outgoing Milton manager Glenn Burnett suggested that Hamworthy would “rather drive a few miles to New Milton next season than have a £400 day trip to the Isle of Wight”.

Hammers manager Browne told the Daily Echo: “Saying stuff like that doesn’t make things any different.

“We will go over there and do our best and if our best is good enough to win, then New Milton will stay up.

“It is an important game for those two sides but we’ll be going there in the interests of Hamworthy United. It is as simple as that.”

Depleted Hamworthy have four players unavailable for the game.

Hammers: (from) Murphy, Wyatt, White, Horlock, Haysom, Lanahan, Stacey, Whitcher, Chudy, Robinson, Burbidge, Vincent, Clayton.

Bournemouth Poppies completed their fixtures in fine style by registering a 2-1 victory at high-flying Hamble on Tuesday night.

Jonathan Watt put Poppies in front on 40 minutes, only for James Musselwhite to equalise two minutes from time.

But Luke Ingram hit an injury-time winner to secure the points for Ken Vaughan’s men.

Poppies: Frampton, Baeza, Molyneaux, Byrne, Crutcher, Blake, Ingram, Vaughan, Swann, Watt, Hogan. Unused subs: Phillipson-Masters, Brennan.