Weston are on the road as they visit Gosport Borough in the Southern League Premier South this Saturday, 17th December. The match will kick off at 3pm.
The Seagulls will arrive on the South Coast for their first league match in two weeks, after frost and snow scuppered Weston’s chances of hosting Bracknell Town and visiting Met Police.
Weston will be looking to complete a league double over Gosport after The Seagulls’ 3-0 home victory over the Hampshire side back in mid-August. It was a sizzling hot day in what was Weston’s first home victory of the season, their opening league fixture in BS24.
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 The former Havant & Waterlooville boss has since left Privett Park and has been replaced by the former Weymouth, Southend United and Aldershot manager, Mark Molesley.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 immediately as he has guided his new side to two consecutive victories, and have climbed out of the dreaded bottom four.
Firstly, Gosport overcame Tiverton Town by two goals to one at home thanks to goals from Brett Williams and Dan Wooden. Then, last Saturday, Borough achieved an excellent 3-2 victory at Merthyr. This result was particularly pleasing for Borough as they were two nil down in South Wales. They completed their sensational comeback with a last-minute winner from Brad Tarbuck, after Williams and Wooden had again scored to bring the scores level.
Gosport’s recent upturn in form, and their new manager bounce, make this a tough-looking fixture on the road. However, The Seagulls will be confident of picking up a vital three points in what will be their last away fixture before Christmas Day.
Gosport Borough Football Club, Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, PO12 3SX
From Fareham railway station, catch a 9 or 9a bus to Gosport, these services stop extremely close to the ground. However, it must be noted that strikes may affect rail travel.
There are also regular ferries from Portsmouth to Gosport as an additional option.
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.