Havant and Waterlooville – Season Preview 2019/2020

Havant and Waterlooville

2018/19 Season

National League: 23rd

F.A Cup: 4th Qualifying Round

F.A Trophy: 1st Round

County Cup: Winners

League Top Scorer: Alfie Rutherford (15 goals) / Average Attendance: 1277

One of the first things Doswell has done is revamped the squad by moving to daytime training. His first signing was Dean Beckwith who worked with the new Hawks boss at Sutton United, the defender has won the National South twice with Eastleigh and the U’s. Roarie Deacon made his name in that F.A Cup run under Doswell and the midfielder follows his boss down to Hampshire via Scottish Premiership side Dundee. Another player coming in from Doswell’s former club is goalkeeper Ross Worner. Anthony Straker arrives from Bath City where he scored eight league goals last term and was named in the National South Team of the Year. Attacking full back, Benny Read has signed from Horndean having earned a Wessex Premier League runner up medal last term. Kenyan international, Jonah Ayunga rejoins the Hawks whilst Wes Fogden and Alfie Rutherford have been retained. Simon Walton joins the Hawks from Maidstone United as Player Coach, the 31-year-old has Football League experience with Leeds United, Ipswich Town, Cardiff City and Queens Park Rangers. Nicky Bailey’s time with Charlton Athletic and Middlesbrough will help the Hampshire side and he already knows his boss having spent three years with Sutton United, the midfielder will provide plenty of experience. Ed Harris leaves the club after seven years and Rory Williams followed his teammate to Dorking Wanderers. Havant and Waterlooville signed Josh Taylor following a loan spell at Maidstone United last season and links back up with Paul Doswell who signed him back in July 2017. Taylor has made two appearances for the England C team over the past year or so. The Hampshire club also raided Ebbsfleet United for a trio of players on the same day. Winger Andy Drury has plenty of experience to give at the age of 35 including a spell at Ipswich Town whilst in the Championship, Danny Kedwell made his name when AFC Wimbledon won promotion into the Football League, since then he has enjoyed successful spells at Gillingham before the Fleet and Sam Magri moves closer to home after spells with Dover Athletic and Ebbsfleet United. The Hawks have also snapped up young goalkeeper, Kingsley Latham on loan from Southampton, the 20-year-old was also on loan at Dorchester Town last season.

The Manager – Paul Doswell

Appointed as Havant and Waterlooville manager this summer Doswell has a wealth of experience in the National League and National  South with Eastleigh and Sutton United. He won two promotions with Sutton United and reached the F.A Cup fifth round losing to Arsenal, but the U’s did upset AFC Wimbledon and Leeds United on their way. At Eastleigh he also had success and plans to bring his knowledge back to Hampshire to guide the Havant and Waterlooville back to the top flight of non-league football.

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 5 / Havant and Waterlooville wins: 3 / Draws: 3

Last Six Meetings

13.01.2018 Dartford 1 Havant and Waterlooville 0
12.08.2017 Havant and Waterlooville 0 Dartford 0
19.03.2016 Havant and Waterlooville 2 Dartford 0
05.12.2015 Dartford 4 Havant and Waterlooville 2
17.03.2012 Dartford 3 Havant and Waterlooville 1
07.01.2012 Havant and Waterlooville 1 Dartford 4


Dartford are unbeaten in their last six games against Havant and Waterlooville, winning five of the last six.

The Darts have kept cleans sheets in each of their last three matches versus the Hawks.

Last Ten Years



Next Meetings

Saturday 10 August 2019 at Princes Park

Saturday 21 March 2020 at Westleigh Park

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