A second-half Ben Wright strike earned Gosport Borough a hard-fought 1-0 Vanarama Conference South win over Margate at the Aerial Direct Stadium.
Wright broke the stalemate on 77 minutes scoring from close range after Aaron Dawson’s low cross was pushed out to him.
It was Gosport’s first win in five outings after a September to forget for Alex Pike’s side.
In the Ryman League premier division, the Hawks came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw with Staines Town at Westleigh Park.
A Jason Prior effort seven minutes after the restart gave Lee Bradbury’s side a share of the spoils, after the visitors took the lead at the start of the second half.
Also in the Ryman League, second-half goals from Ollie Pearce and Jimmy Wild gave Bognor a 2-0 victory against Tonbridge at Nyewood Lane.
FA Vase: Horndean 2-0 Old Albottonians; Lydney Town 2-0 AFC Portchester.
Southern League: Petersfield 1-2 Northwood
Wessex League premier division: Blackfield & Langlwy 1-2 Moneyfields