YOUNG Tadley Calleva full back Shemar Pettett came off the bench in Tuesday night’s game at Hamworthy United, but not to play in defence, but to go in goal following an bad hip injury to Paddy O’Brien.

The 20-year-olds came on five minutes into the second-half with the score at 2-1 with Brett Denham the Tadley scorer in the first-half.

In the end, the game finished 3-1 to Hamworthy.

Tadley manager Danny Dolan said: "Fair play to the young lad he put his hand up and said 'I will go in goal'. He did alright to be fair. I could not have asked for any more from my players on the night."

Last Saturday, Tadley had their first trip to Dorset for the week and were beaten 1-0 at Christchurch.

The visitors were certainly unlucky not to return home with something from the game as early on George Hallahan and Jake Nicholls both went close.

The winning goal came from a first-half penalty after a Freddie Gee was adjudged to have fouled Edgar Zannin, but it looked very harsh.

Christchurch scored the winner from the spot thanks to Lucas Murrain.

After they they put 10 players behind the ball to make sure of the win.

These results leaves Tadley 11th in the Wessex League Premier Division table, but only three points off of sixth place.

This Saturday, Tadley are at home to lowly Cowes Sports and on Monday evening are away at Team Solent.

Looking ahead to Saturday, Dolan said: "I think the Cowes game will be really tough as they are fighting for their lives."