BASINGSTOKE Town and Hartley Wintney will face each other twice in the space of four days.

The first game will see the Dragons visit Hartley on Saturday for a Southern League Premier South clash, while on Tuesday night, this time at Camrose it is a Southern League Cup tie.

When the sides met in the reverse league fixture in November at the Camrose, Hartley cruised to a 3-1 win and then the return at Hartley in the Hampshire Senior Cup, which was Town’s new manager Martin Kuhl first game in charge the visitors won 3-1, which earned them an away tie to Fareham in the last eight.

Since that game Town have slide down the league table to 19th, while Hartley in their first campaign at this level are 11th.

Hartley warmed up for the derby game with a hard fought 2-2 home draw with Swindon Supermarine with Marley Ridge and Mitchell Parker scoring their goals on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile at the Camrose on the same day, Town also drew 1-1 with Farnborough, the visitors cancelling out a superb Dean Stow strike in the second minute of injury time.

Despite the result and two defeats in his side’s previous two games Town boss Kuhl is still upbeat and said: “I was pleased with the performances in all the games. We are just not putting away our chances at the moment, while being punished in our own end. Hartley is a big game for us, because we have to start winning again.”

Hartley joint boss Anthony Millerick said: “ At the moment we stand at 1-1 from this season’s matches. We hope it will be a good game of football and a good crowd come along on Saturday.”