Weston are back on the road as they make the trip to Gosport Borough this Wednesday, February 8th. The game at Privett Park kicks off at 7:45pm.
The Seagulls are away from home for the second time in five days, after Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Swindon Supermarine. It was a closely-fought encounter in Wiltshire, with very few clear-cut chances, but Luke Purnell made two outstanding saves to earn Weston a point.
Wednesday’s opponents, Gosport Borough, have gone three league games undefeated and will come into this game in confident mood. On Saturday, they gained an impressive 1-1 draw at play-off chasing Poole Town. Borough had taken the lead through Brad Tarbuck’s penalty but had to settle for a point after The Dolphins equalised. Before their draw in Dorset, Gosport had won 3-1 at Salisbury and 3-2 at home to Hayes & Yeading. The victory over Hayes was particularly impressive, as they recovered from a two-goal deficit to claim all three points. Tarbuck scored another penalty before Dan Wooden grabbed a brace, with both of his goals coming in injury-time to seal a dramatic win.
This is the second time Weston and Gosport have faced each other this season, with The Seagulls picking up all three points in their first home game of the season back in August.
In that game; Keiran Thomas, Marlon Jackson and Reuben Reid opened their accounts for the campaign. Thomas’ goal, in particular, will no doubt be one of the candidates for our Goal of the Season competition after a scorching long-range strike broke the deadlock.
Gosport, at the time, were managed by Shaun Gale. The former Havant & Waterlooville boss has since left Privett Park and has been replaced by the former Weymouth, Southend United and Aldershot manager, Mark Molesley. Molesey took over a side that were in the relegation zone, but his influence has been evident, as he has guided his new side out of the dreaded bottom four into a more comfortable fifteenth place, although the Hampshire side will still be looking over their shoulder.
Gosport’s recent good form, and their need to continue to pick up points, makes this a tough-looking fixture for The Seagulls, as they head into the business end of the season with the games coming thick and fast.
Gosport Borough Football Club, Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, PO12 3SX
Adults £10, Concessions £7, Under 16s FREE.
On a match day, visiting fans can enjoy ice-cold beer and soft drinks, plus a selection of freshly cooked hot food from The Boro Club and Jock’s Snack Bar.
We wish all of our travelling supporters a safe journey to Gosport and back, and we hope that you enjoy the match.