DOWNTON will hope to bounce back to winning ways when they they to Fawley this evening in the Wessex League Division One.

Last Saturday, Downton suffered a 2-0 loss to visiting Verwood.

In very tricky conditions meant both sides had to be on top of there game in an evenly matched contest, Downton had several early chances and again could not find the net.

The Robins constantly looked a threat going forward but the final finish was never enough to test the Verwood goalkeeper.

Verwood's first attack saw Ben Vincent brings down James Guthrie down five yards outside the Downton box and the resulting free-kick was stuck in the top corner by Guthrie.

Downton best effort was in the last minute of the first half when Ben Smith met Dan Telfer's precise free-kick only to head wide, when unmarked six yards out.

In the second half Downton came out strong creating chance after chance with Shaun Prentice and Tyler Rutten working tirelessly but again the final finish just wasn’t there.

Downton upped there game and looking the better of the two teams for much of the second half, but the wind was soon taken out of the Robins sails when the ball was given away cheaply and a first time through ball saw Guthrie seal all three points.

Manager Ben Smith said: "Our finishing let us down today which is a shame, we did everything right to get in good areas but just couldn’t finish which has been the story of our season.

"Myself included today as I could of easily put us level before the break and that could have been a game changer. We will group together and go again at Fawley."