OVERTON United have a new management team for this season's campaign in the Hampshire Premier League.

The new dream team are joint managers Carl Clayton and Dave Asker, who have taken over from Gregor Restell,who have stood down due to family commitments to return to managing Overton Reserves.

Clayton played fro Overton last season, while Asker is a former Basingstoke Town player.

Clayton said: "Most of the squad are back and we are looking forward to the challenge and so far I cannot fault the attitude of the players at training so far. we have a link-up with Basingstoke Town's under-21s which means we will using some of their players."

Overton opened their pre-season campaign with a very tough game against visiting newly relegated Southern League side Petersfield.

The visiting Rams won 5-1 with former Whitchurch marksman Luke Walker scoring the opener for a side now managed by former Jam Boys' boss Jim Macey.

Clayton said: "I played for Jim at Whitchurch and his new side are very good, but I was pleased by the way we played against them."

Myles Englefield scored the lone Overton goal.

The Hampshire Premier League side continue their build-up to the new season with another home game against Downton on Saturday July 8, which kicks off at 11am.

Then a week later, they face Basingstoke Town’s under-21s, also at Berrydown, which has another 11am start.

They finish their pre-season with two away games at Four Marks (July 22) and Kintbury (July 29).