Borough suffer another play-off blow as rampant Rocks continue Ryman run

Rory Williams, right   Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Rory Williams, right Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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Gosport Borough’s National League South play-off ambitions were dealt another hefty blow as they slipped to a 3-0 defeat at Whitehawk in difficult conditions this afternoon.

Borough had chances in the game. most notably through Rory Williams, and saved a penalty when George Legg kept out David Martin’s penalty with the scores goalless.

But goals from Danny Mills, Alex Osborn and substitute Jake Robinson ensured it was an unhappy trip to Brighton for the Boro’ faithful.

The Hawks yesterday moved further away from the National League South relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Hayes & Yeading at Westleigh Park.

James Hayter was the hero for the second successive game, with his strike clinching the points.

The Hawks are now four points clear of third-bottom Weston-super-Mare.

In-form Bognor continued their impressive unbeaten Ryman League premier division run – which stretches back to December – with a 1-0 win at Needham Market.

James Crane proved to be the match-winner with a late strike earning Jamie Howell’s promotion chasers the points.

And in Southern League central division one, Petersfield Town proved to be promotion party poopers yet again.

Their entertaining 3-2 victory over Aylesbury dented their visitors’ hopes of making the play-offs.

Joe Briggs was on the mark inside the opening minute but it was striker Howard Neighbour whose contribution was most telling as he netted twice to secure victory for the Rams.

Meanwhile, in Wessex League premier division action Fareham Town earned an impressive 4-1 win over Alresford Town.

Horndean were held to a 1-1 home draw by Fawley, Moneyfields played out a goalless draw with Verwood Town and AFC Portchester suffered a shock 1-0 loss at Team Solent.

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