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Gosport Finally Move Off Bottom Spot

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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 at the Rushmoor Community Stadium 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.

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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