PORTLAND United are going for a fifth straight Velocity Wessex League Premier Division win when Hamble Club visit the Camp & Satherley Stadium tomorrow (3pm).

Portland have a perfect record in 2024 and have beaten Christchurch, US Portsmouth, Bournemouth Poppies and Lymington either side of Christmas.

The Hamble fixture also represents a year to the day that boss Kyle Critchell took over from previous manager Franklyn Clarke.

Along with assistant Jamie Symes, Critchell has overseen 46 matches and won 25 of them, losing 14 and drawing seven for an impressive 54.3% win rate.

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And Critchell expects a goal feast with Hamble as two attack-minded teams, with 81 goals between them, collide.

He told Echosport: “It’s going to be a shootout. They’re an attacking side and concede some goals. We’re going to go for it as well.

“It’s going to be an exciting game and I hope people turn up because all the statistics are showing that it’s going to be a high-scoring game.”

Critchell may also resist the temptation for a more pragmatic approach against the Monks.

He said: “I would’ve at the beginning of my journey at Portland, but we’re in really good form at the moment, so we’re going to take the game to them.

“We’re on our home patch, we’re going to see if we can make them make mistakes, get that early lead and put them under pressure.”

Crit Clarke and Ryan McKechnie both return, along with Jack Delves giving Portland a full-strength side.

Critchell added: “Unfortunately that means there’s going to be a couple of people missing out but that shows the strength in depth that we’ve managed to create.”