WHITCHURCH United continued their quest to move away from the Wessex League Premier Division basement, with an impressive 2-2 draw with visiting top six side Team Solent.

The Jam Boys are up to 20th as they have now picked up four points in the last two games and are level on points with Cowes Sports just above them.

Next up for them is a big six pointer at Fareham, who are three places above them in the table.

Whitchurch manager Carl Bennett said: "I was really pleased with the point on Saturday I felt we matched a really good team. I want us now to keep this run going and move up the table, so we can enjoy the end of the season."

On Saturday, Team Solent scored right on the half-time, which was a bit of sucker punch for the Jam Boys.

The home side hit back, as Craig Smith headed in a Josh Green corner and with 10 minutes they took the lead.

They then took the lead as a long ball from Whitchurch goalkeeper Ellis Grant bounced kindly and Dave Redding scored on his debut, but Solent scored an equaliser to take away a share of the points.

In other news at the club, Peter Adams has been appointed as the new chairman of Whitchurch following the resignation of previous chairman, Brian Jackman.

Adams comes from an illustrious footballing background having played in Ireland for Tolka Rangers as a Youth and St Canices United as a Senior, winning UCL League Representation caps and the Amateur League three times in succession.

He also won the North Hants Junior Cup with Priestly after moving to Whitchurch.

Peter then moved into coaching and was of the founding members of the youth section of Whitchurch over 23 years ago.

He managed several youth teams and took youth players forward into the Senior teams as under-18, A team and reserve team manager.

He has held almost all positions on the committee during that time and was vice chairman to Gary O’Shaughnessy.

With the promise of a new 3G pitch and further sports ground facilities planned for Whitchurch in the next three years, the new chairman said “These are exciting opportunities for Whitchurch United and something which the committee and I will be working to maximise.”

Team manager Bennett said: "Peter is a football man and knows Whitchurch really well and I think it is a great appointment for the club. I look forward to working with him."