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Bishop's Stortford
Gosport Borough
Unknown (56', 70')
Full time
R Vine (23')
Tue 13 Mar 19:45 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Attendance 211

Vine's goal not enough

Rowan Vine scored on his third debut for the club, but ultimately it wasn't enough.

Gosport made the 264-mile round trip to face 19th place Bishop’s Stortford after the previous fixture was called off 30 minutes before kick-off.

Both sides had chances early in the first half. Rowan Vine cut the ball back to Ben Wright on the edge of the box and the new loan signing fired the ball over the bar.

Gosport goalkeeper O’Flaherty was involved a lot during the game, making numerous good saves.

The former Bournemouth keeper denied Mason and Cureton’s attempts on goal in the first 14 minutes.

Gosport had the lead on 23 minutes when the ball was switched out to the right-hand side for Pat Suraci who got to the byline and picked out Rowan Vine on the edge of the box, and the former Portsmouth striker fired a great volley into the bottom right corner.

Ryan Pennery had the ball in the back of the net on 30 minutes but the linesman’s flag was already up and it was ruled out for offside.

Rowan Vine was involved again minutes before half-time as he beat several men on the edge of the box and saw his shot saved by Kitscha.

Gosport went in 1-0 up at the break.

Bishop’s Stortford came out in the second half looking for an equaliser. Jamie Cureton saw his shot well saved by O’Flaherty.

Pompey loanee Jordan Brooks continued his impressive display after extending his loan spell from the League One side till the end of the season.

Four minutes later it was 1-1. A low cross from the left-hand side was turned in by Westcott, which the linesman originally ruled out for offside, but after consulting with his official the referee gave the goal.

The hosts had the lead in the 74th minute. Foxey had too much time and space on the edge of the box and he curled his effort into the bottom left corner, much to the home fans’ delight.

The hosts continued to look for more goals, with Gosport looking to hit Stortford on the counter-attack.

Mark Hughes, the hosts’ captain, had the last chance of the night as he saw his edge of the box strike deflected behind for a corner, which came to nothing.

Next up for Gosport is a home game with Redditch United this Saturday at Privett Park. 3pm kick-off, we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

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Key moments

Goal Rowan Vine scores for Gosport Borough
Goal Goal for Bishop's Stortford
Goal Goal for Bishop's Stortford


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77:00 Sub On
Joel Jackson is substituted on for Gosport Borough
77:00 Sub Off
Patrick Suraci is substituted off for Gosport Borough
70:00 Sub On
Joseph Lea is substituted on for Gosport Borough
70:00 Sub Off
Rowan Vine is substituted off for Gosport Borough
70:00 Goal 2 - 1
Goal for Bishop's Stortford
61:00 Sub On
Stephane Bombelenga is substituted on for Gosport Borough
61:00 Sub Off
Ryan Pennery is substituted off for Gosport Borough
56:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Bishop's Stortford
End of period 1
23:00 Goal 0 - 1
Rowan Vine scores for Gosport Borough
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bishop's Stortford
  • Gosport Borough
  • 0
  • Rowan Vine Goal 23:00'
  • Goal 56:00'
  • Stephane Bombelenga Sub On 61:00'
  • Ryan Pennery Sub Off 61:00'
  • Joseph Lea Sub On 70:00'
  • Rowan Vine Sub Off 70:00'
  • Goal 70:00'
  • Joel Jackson Sub On 77:00'
  • Patrick Suraci Sub Off 77:00'

Team selection

Gosport Borough
  • 1. Patrick O'Flaherty
  • 2. Eddie Wakley
  • 3. Harry Medway
  • 4. Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis
  • 5. Harvey Read
  • 6. Ed Sanders
  • 7. Ryan Pennery
  • 8. Jordan Brooks
  • 9. Ben Wright
  • 10. Rowan Vine
  • 11. Patrick Suraci
  • 12. Stephane Bombelenga
  • 13. Joseph Lea
  • 14. Joel Jackson
  • 15. Zak Sharp

League round up

Other Premier results

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Bishop's Stortford 46 52
19. Dorchester Town 46 51
20. Farnborough 46 51
21. Kings Langley 46 38
22. St Ives Town 46 33
23. Gosport Borough 46 19
24. Dunstable Town 46 17