Gosport defeated in Cider Country
Rowan Vine was on target again for Boro' but Hereford were runaway victors.
Gosport travelled to the Cider Country to face table-toppers Hereford FC who needed the win to move further ahead of fellow challengers King’s Lynn.
Boro’ started the game on the back foot with Purdie’s shot from the edge of the box being saved easily by O’Flaherty, who was involved a lot during the encounter.
Hereford had a penalty shout early on but the referee waved play on.
Boro’ were forced into an early substitution when Lanahan went down. Former Yeovil man Joe Lea came on to replace him just 18 minutes in.
Gosport had their first chance of the encounter 30 minutes in. Joe Lea nicked the ball and his effort was saved by Puddy, who made his debut for the hosts in goal.
Hereford took the lead on the 31st minute. Jimmy Oates headed towards Gosport’s goal, it was saved, and Myrie-Williams followed it up.
Hereford continued to press when Mills’ free-kick hits the wall and his follow up hits the wall for the second time, some of the home fans started to celebrate although it didn’t go in.
Jimmy Oates doubled Hereford's lead 41 minutes in. Jimmy Oates headed home after a free-kick was whipped in from the right-hand side.
Gosport went in 2-0 down at the break.
Four minutes into the second half, Gosport had a goal. Pat Suraci’s cross from the right-hand side found Rowan Vine just inside the Bulls’ box and he curled an effort into the far post.
One minute later, Hereford restored their two-goal lead. The Boro’ defence failed to deal with Myrie-Williams in the box and he found the back of the net from a close angle.
Nine minutes later, Hereford had their fourth of the afternoon. Myrie-Williams completed his hat-trick. Jimmy Oates crossed the ball in and the winger was there to convert.
Amongst a few substitutions, Hereford added their fifth of the game. Moments after missing from inside the box, Lance Smith connected to Cameron Pring’s cross and he fired his effort in off the underside of the bar.
Mike Symons came on as a second-half substitute and caused the visitors problems.
Hereford continued to press until the final whistle. Lance Smith, Mike Symons and Myrie-Williams caused constant problems.
Gosport finished the game losing 5-1, but don’t lose any ground on Dunstable after they slipped to a 4-0 home loss to Hitchin.