Boro' lose more ground after Stratford defeat
Gosport slipped to a single goal defeat and a point for Dunstable leave Boro' needing four points from their two games in hand to reach safety.
Relegation threatened Gosport Borough hosted Stratford Town on a cold Saturday at Privett Park.
Both sides came out at the first half with real intent to score an early goal, Stratford hit the bar from a fortunate cross nearly stunning into a shot from Will Grocott. Aside from this early chance, the first half made for a dull encounter with neither side looking to take the advantage.
Despite the lack of activity and creativity, Boro’s shape and formation looked to have drastically improved from recent fixtures - the back like and midfield all keeping a solid stance on the pitch.
The second half started much like the first ended with neither team looking particularly hungry to take the full three points.
Four minutes into the second half Lee Thomas found himself with the ball after numerous deflection in The Boro’s final third. He slotted the ball down to the keeper's right hand side putting Stratford into the lead.
Gosport then began to try and get back into the game, particularly Criag McAllister of whom got stuck in and made a chance for himself on the 68th minute but his shot missed the target.
With relegation rivals Dunstable earning themselves a single point, Gosport are now four points adrift with just two games in hand. Alex Pike knows nothing short of s win and a draw will keep his team in the single relegation slot.