STEFFAN GAISIE scored twice as Gosport Borough surged past Lymington Town 3-0 in the Hampshire Senior Cup last night.
Forward Gaisie was too hot to handle for the visitors to Privett Park.
Adam Wilde bagged the other goal as Gosport reached the third round.
Ahead of Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Slough Town, boss Alex Pike chose to rest many of his key Borough men.
Veteran keeper coach Steve May was handed a rare appearance and former Hawks striker Gaisie was recalled after injury.
Borough started brightly and Lee Molyneaux was just off target with a header, from Wilde’s free-kick.
The visitors responded and it took a last-gasp challenge from home skipper Aaron Cook to deny Don Rizzo a clear chance.
Borough picked up the pace and Bradey Norton went close to giving them the lead.
No matter though, they were ahead on 34 minutes.
Gaisie’s snap-shot found the corner of the net.
The Privett Park fans were soon celebrating a second, two minutes before the break.
Nathan Kirby’s header hit the underside of the crossbar but Wilde tucked the ball into an empty net.
Borough threatened a third when Gaisie sped away to lob keeper George Passingham, only to see the ball fly just over the crossbar.
Gaisie galloped through unchallenged at the start of the second half but saw his effort saved.
A neat and tidy move between Dean Stow and Sammy Igoe presented Kirby with an easy chance only for him to head off target.
On 64 minutes, Gaisie showed finishing at its best.
He picked up a loose ball, cut a path across the edge of the area and fired into the corner of the net for 3-0.
With the contest won and the hosts in control, Cook saw his effort deflect wide.
Wilde and Ellis Martin then cut apart the Lymington defence but Gaisie could not complete his hat-trick.
GOSPORT: May; Stow, Martin, Cook, Molyneaux, Kirby, Igoe, Dunford, Gaisie, Norton, Wilde. Subs: Bennett, Poate, Brown, Smith, Ashmore.
LYMINGTON: Passingham; Richardson, Wykes, Baker, Ansell, Barnes-Andrews, Harris, Rizzo, James, Wiltshire, Randall. Subs: Rogers, Metcalf, Huggins, Scares, Williamson.
Referee: Andy Dine.
– DAVE KEMP