Gosport on track for glory after crushing Chesham

26/01/13''Gosport Borough take on Chesham in a Southern League premier division match at Privett Park. Gosports Rory Williams in action.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (13234-06)
26/01/13''Gosport Borough take on Chesham in a Southern League premier division match at Privett Park. Gosports Rory Williams in action.'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (13234-06)
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MANAGER Alex Pike believes his Gosport troops are on the path to success after they beat Chesham United 3-1 at Privett Park.

Goals from Jamie Brown, Lee Molyneaux and Rory Williams ensured Borough completed a fine league double over the Buckinghamshire side.

It keeps Pike’s men in the hunt for a Southern League premier division play-off spot.

After the victory, the Gosport manager lauded the strength of his squad.

He feels his players can go on and achieve something big.

Pike said: ‘I have told the lads that provided we continue to battle away like this, then it could turn out to be another successful season for them and the club.

‘It’s very hard to single out any of the lads for special praise.

‘They were everything I ask of a team that I send out to do a job for the club.

‘Players of the calibre of Aaron Cook and Sammy Igoe have had to spend time on the subs’ bench recently.

‘But look how they perform when called upon – nothing short of excellent.’

With Justin Bennett away on honeymoon and Dan Wooden out injured, Borough fans might have feared they would struggle for goals.

Pike’s new signing Williams came up trumps, though.

The former Hamble hitman earned the man-of-the-match award on his return to his home-town club.

He terrorised the Chesham defence and got Borough’s third goal in fine style.

Pike said: ‘Justin Bennett is out of the equation so we are short of strikers with Dan Wooden also out injured.

‘So to be able to bring Rory Williams back, under the noses of several other interested senior non-league clubs, shows what we are all about here at Borough.’

Borough took the lead when Jamie Brown rammed home a Sammy Igoe corner.

Chesham striker James Potten was gifted an equaliser but Borough hit back.

Molyneaux struck home a fine goal for 2-1 before Williams sealed the victory with an exceptional third.