Gosport and Hawks advance to quarter-finals of FA Trophy

Nathan Ashmore made a fine penalty save in the second half of Gosport's FA Trophy win at Hungerford Town

Nathan Ashmore made a fine penalty save in the second half of Gosport's FA Trophy win at Hungerford Town

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Gosport Borough moved to within two matches of a historic trip to Wembley as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy.

The visitors ran out narrow victors over Hungerford Town, with Jamie Brown’s second-half volley the difference between the two sides.

Borough were also indebted to goalkeeper Nathan Ashmore, who capped a fine display in between the sticks with a superb late penalty save from Town’s Matt Day.

Borough will be joined by the Hawks after French midfielder Nigel Atangana fired them into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy with a second-half strike.

Atangana hooked the ball home from a Christian Nanetti corner in the 61st minute of a cracking cup tie.

It was a fascinating game between two evenly matched sides.

And winning ways continued with Bognor closing in on the Ryman premier division’s top five as Terry Dodd’s double and Kane Wills’ strike secured a 3-1 win over East Thurrock at Nyewood Lane.

The Rocks were playing their first game of 2014, with recent downpours having claimed the encounters with Lowestoft and Met Police that had been supposed to get their year under way.

Elsewhere AFC Portchester’s Wessex League premier game against Brockenhurst at Wicor Rec was postponed, as was Moneyfields’ Dover Road game against Blackfield & Langley in the same division.

In the matches that did go ahead, Fareham Town recorded a 2-0 win at bottom-of-the-league Romsey Town with goals from Gary Austin and Graham Lindsey but Horndean were left licking their wounds after falling to a 3-0 defeat at Winchester City.

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