Hastings target fourth straight victory

Sam Cruttwell goes up for a header during Saturday's win over Whyteleafe. Picture courtesy Scott White
Sam Cruttwell goes up for a header during Saturday's win over Whyteleafe. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hastings United's in-form footballers will be aiming to keep the momentum going tonight (Wednesday).

The U's will target a fourth consecutive Ryman Football League Division One South victory when they face Walton Casuals at Whyteleafe FC. Kick-off is 7.45pm.

United have scored 17 goals in winning their last three matches, the latest of which was a 4-0 victory over Whyteleafe at the same venue on Saturday.

Darren Hare's side now boasts the best goal difference in the division, despite having played fewer matches than any other club due to its exploits in the FA Cup.

Three more points tonight would move United into the top eight and put them within three points of the play-off places, with at least two games in hand on all of the teams above them.

Walton are currently one place and one point behind United having played an extra match. They've won one, drawn one and narrowly lost two of their last four contests.

Harry Stannard scores Hastings United's second goal in Saturday's 4-0 win. Picture courtesy Scott White

Harry Stannard scores Hastings United's second goal in Saturday's 4-0 win. Picture courtesy Scott White

Hare must decide whether to include Simon Johnson and Frannie Collin tonight after choosing not to risk the fitness of the influential duo on the artificial 3G surface at the weekend.

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