BLACKFIELD & Langley found themselves thwarted by a familiar face at Gang Warily on Saturday.

Lining up in the Andover Town side that held the second-placed Watersiders to a 0-0 draw was ex-Weymouth and Eastleigh defender Ashley Vickers who was in charge of Blackfield when they lifted the 2012/13 Sydenhams Premier title.

At 43, the tough-tackling, 6ft 3in centre-back has a lot of experience to bring to the Andover party and manager Neil Benson is delighted to have him on board.

“I’m absolutely thrilled with this signing,” he said.

“Ashley is a ruthless defender and will bring invaluable experience to our side.

“It’s a magnificent signing for Andover Town. I would say it is a coup for the club.”

Andover, currently third in the Sydenhams Premier, are home to bottom club Folland Sports tomorrow (Tuesday).

Follands will be licking their wounds after a 5-0 home mauling by Horndean.

To make the afternoon even more painful for the Planemakers, one of their former players, Matt Burt, inflicted some serious damage.

After Nathan Kirby had opened the scoring for the Deans, Burt and sub Albert Egboh helped themselves to two goals apiece.

Horndean, who also missed a penalty, handed a second-half debut to Sam House, signed from Sydenhams One outfit Totton & Eling.

On a good day for Portsmouth sides, AFC Portchester and Moneyfields also won.

Graham Rix's fifth-placed Portchester overcame Verwood Town 3-1 through Steve Ramsey, Josh Warren and Joe Bye after Jack Swann had put the Potters ahead.

Moneyfields triumphed 3-0 at Newport IoW through Gary Austin (2) and Robbie Pittman.

*BROCKENHURST crushed Bournemouth Poppies with an impressive first-half display at Grigg Lane on Saturday.

Mark Barker put the Badgers ahead after just 90 seconds and further goals from Jamie Betteridge and Scott Joyce made it 3-0 at the break.

Joyce, a former Poppies player, struck again two minutes into the second half and, although Dave Ewen (penalty) and Ami Rosario added some respectability for Bournemouth, Brock emerged worthy 4-2 winners in the Sydenhams Premier Division.

Bemerton Heath boss Graham Kemp returns to his old Hamworthy United stamping ground tomorrow (Tuesday).

The Harlequins will be buoyed by Saturday’s 3-1 victory at Whitchurch United, courtesy of Russell Cook (2) and Sam Griffin. Jack McCarthy returned fire for the Jam Boys.