Wednesday's Premier Division Review

1 week ago By Jack Moore

Gosport Borough pulled themselves off the foot of the Evo-Stik League South Premier table for the first time in months after a 2-1 win against Hampshire rivals Farnborough on Wednesday night.

First half goals from Conor Davis and James Thomson set Boro’ on their way to their first away win of the season.

A penalty save from Borough goalkeeper Tom Price also proved crucial on a landmark night for his side.

Boro had a major let-off after 16 minutes after a foul on Josh Brace saw them concede a penalty. But goalkeeper Tom Price pulled off a terrific save to keep out veteran Jamie Cureton’s spot-kick.

That visibly seemed to lift the visitors and Reading loanee Conor Davis gave them a 31st minute lead when he got clear of the defence and fired home.

James Thomson extended Boro’s lead right on the stroke of half-time with a back-header at the near post.

Despite having conceded 62 goals in their nineteen previous matches, Gosport`s defence stood firm in the face of increasing Farnborough pressure in the second period.

And it wasn`t until the 5th minute of stoppage time at the end of the game that the hosts netted a consolation goal through Matt Roberts.

By Steve Whitney

Where next?

Wednesday's Evo-Stik South, East Division Review AFC Rushden & Diamonds moved three points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik League South, East table following a 2-0 against third-bottom Aylesbury United on Wednesday night.

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