Borough dejected after conceding late

22/10/2011 (SPORT)''Action from the match between Gosport Borough FC v Sholing on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at Privett Park.''Pictured is: (right) Gosport's Aaron Cook during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113777-4188)
22/10/2011 (SPORT)''Action from the match between Gosport Borough FC v Sholing on Saturday 22nd October 2011 at Privett Park.''Pictured is: (right) Gosport's Aaron Cook during the match.''Picture: Sarah Standing (113777-4188)
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G osport Borough were left dejected after a late goal denied them the points in their 1-1 draw at Arlesey Town.

Borough looked set for a fine away win when defender Aaron Cook headed them into the lead, eight minutes from time.

But a last-minute free-kick evaded everyone in the Borough area and ended up in the far corner.

Assistant boss Mick Catlin said: ‘You always feel a bit deflated when you concede a late goal and we are gutted.

‘Beforehand we might have taken a draw but in the end we felt we had done enough to win.

‘It was a good team performance against a side fourth in the league.

‘We knew it would be tough and the game had a physical edge.

‘Arlesey are a big side but we coped with that aspect of the game.

‘We tried to play the ball around their big defenders and get in behind them.’

Borough gave a debut to new striker Steffan Gaisie and he put in a lively performance before tiring in the second half.

It took a good save from the home goalkeeper to deny him a debut goal.

The goalless first half proved a cagey affair fought out mainly in the midfield.

But late on the match sprung into life.

On 82 minutes, Adam Wilde swung a free-kick into the near post and Cook got above the defence to head Borough in front.

Borough were a little aggrieved about the Arlesey equaliser, too.

‘We felt our player had made a good tackle but he was harshly penalised and booked,’ said Catlin.

‘However, we could have defended it better when the ball came in.’