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Dorchester Town
Gosport Borough
Unknown (19', 23', 41', 43', 71', 72', 89')
Full time
I Onwuachu (75'), M Smith (80')
Mon 9 Oct 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Attendance 325

Gosport thumped at The Avenue

A beleaguered Boro' were mauled by Dorchester Town as Mick Catlin's team struggled without experience in the line-up.

The visitors were always up against it without two of their most experienced players - the injured Jamie Brown and the unavailable Luke King. That left boss Mick Catlin only naming one substitute in Connor May.

Gosport came under pressure from the start with the Magpies launching a series of attacks. Borough had a huge let off when Jordan Storey sent a header against the woodwork and the ball was scrambled away.

But it was one-way traffic and it was no surprise when the hosts made a 19th-minute breakthrough. David Jerrard split the Gosport defence with a good through ball and Arron Rodriguez lifted the ball over the advancing goalkeeper.

The shell-shocked visitors fell further behind two minutes later with the unmarked Ross Carmichael heading in at the far post from a corner.

Two further goals for the home side in as many minutes before the break ended the game as a contest. Rodriguez fired in his second of the night and Jerrad was easily put in before curling his shot past Lewis Watch in the Borough goal.

That made it 4-0 to Dorchester at the break and left the visitors fearing the worst.

There was little let up for Borough as they found themselves on the rack again at the start of the second period. Borough were working hard trying to stem the flow as the Magpies kept pushing forward.

Rodriguez completed his hat-trick with an excellent solo effort in the 66th minute to send Borough deeper into despair. The visitors only substitute May immediately replaced Matt Buse.

A predictable sixth goal soon followed with Dom Panasar-Dower getting in on the scoring act but Gosport refused to give up and were rewarded with late goals from Iffy Onwuachu and Max Smith.

The hosts, however, had the final say when captain, Gary Bowles, completed Boro’s misery with a seventh goal in the final minute.

Key moments

19:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
23:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
41:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
43:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
71:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
72:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town
75:00
Goal Iffy Onwuachu scores for Gosport Borough
80:00
Goal Max Smith scores for Gosport Borough
89:00
Goal Goal for Dorchester Town

Highlights

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89:00 Goal 7 - 2
Goal for Dorchester Town
80:00 Goal 6 - 2
Max Smith scores for Gosport Borough
75:00 Goal 6 - 1
Iffy Onwuachu scores for Gosport Borough
72:00 Goal 6 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
71:00 Goal 5 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
66:00 Sub On
Connor May is substituted on for Gosport Borough
66:00 Sub Off
Matt Buse is substituted off for Gosport Borough
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 4 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
41:00 Goal 3 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
23:00 Goal 2 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
19:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for Dorchester Town
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As it happened

  • Dorchester Town
  • Gosport Borough
  • 0
  • Goal 19:00'
  • Goal 23:00'
  • Goal 41:00'
  • Goal 43:00'
  • Connor May Sub On 66:00'
  • Matt Buse Sub Off 66:00'
  • Goal 71:00'
  • Goal 72:00'
  • Iffy Onwuachu Goal 75:00'
  • Max Smith Goal 80:00'
  • Goal 89:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
18. Farnborough 22 25
19. Basingstoke Town 21 24
20. Dorchester Town 22 20
21. Kings Langley 23 18
22. St Ives Town 23 13
23. Gosport Borough 20 7
24. Dunstable Town 23 6

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