Borough battle to vital victory

Brett Poate opened the scoring in Gosport Borough's 2-1 Skrill South victory over Bishop's Stortford   Picture: Paul Jacobs
Brett Poate opened the scoring in Gosport Borough's 2-1 Skrill South victory over Bishop's Stortford Picture: Paul Jacobs
Scott Hamilton scores Fareham's second goal. Picture: Neil Marshall (171158-8)

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Gosport Borough picked up three precious points in their battle for Skrill South safety as they beat Bishop’s Stortford 2-1 at Privett Park.

Brett Poate and Jason Prior scored the hosts’ goals, before Reece Prestedge’s late strike ensured it would be a nervy final five minutes for Alex Pike’s side.

Play-off chasing Hawks battled to a good 0-0 draw against Chelmsford City at a sunny Melbourne Park.

Yet another solid defensive performance earned the Hawks their 18th Skrill South clean sheet of the season.

Moneyfields stretched their unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-1 draw against Fawley AFC at Dover Road in the Wessex League premier division.

However, it was a missed opportunity for three points as the hosts played against 10 men for more than hour.

Rob Evans fired the hosts ahead on the hour mark but Ben Murphy poked home a late equaliser to rescue an unlikely point for the visitors.

Bognor earned a first Ryman League premier win in three games with a hard-fought 3-2 victory over Harrow Borough at Nyewood Lane.

Dan Thompson and Craig Robson fired Jamie Howell’s play-off chasers into a 2-0 second-half lead.

Harrow then looked to have earned a draw when Adam Louth and Danny Leech levelled proceedings.

But James Crane struck at the death to maintain the Rocks’ play-off push.