Hawks hammered but impressive Borough remain unbeaten

Gosport Borough extended their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a 3-1 win over Truro City at Privett Park    Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Gosport Borough extended their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a 3-1 win over Truro City at Privett Park Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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The Hawks suffered a crushing 5-0 defeat against Vanarama National League South leaders Bath City at Twerton Park.

The visitors produced a woeful performance and were poor all over the pitch during the 90 minutes.

Lee Bradbury named an unchanged starting line-up for the trip to the league leaders but his side were unable to deal with the class of the table-toppers.

Two goals apiece for David Pratt and Andy Watkins gave the hosts a 4-0 lead, and with five minutes of the game remaining Bath added more misery to Hawks day as Frankie Artus rounded off the scoring.

Elsewhere, a strong second-half display saw Gosport Borough continue their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-1 win over Truro City.

Alex Pike’s side had fallen behind when Matt Wright nodded a header past Nathan Ashmore early in the first half.

The goal seem to settle Borough, though, as captain Brett Poate leveled the score with his first goal of the season.

Borough came out the second-half a different side, pushing the Truro defence right from the restart, and got the win their dominance deserved with two quick-fire goals.

First, a header from Ben Harding gave Pike’s side the lead, before a fantastic bit of skill and finish from Dan Wooden inside the box saw them secure all three points.

Petersfield won only their third FA Cup game in the club’s history seeing off local rivals Moneyfields despite going down to 10 men.

The Rams took the lead after five minutes, when a floated free-kick found Ryan Woodford at the far post to shoot low past Moneys keeper Gary Streeter into the bottom corner.

But Ian Saunders’ side were dealt a blow shortly after when Howard Neighbour was shown a straight red card for a high boot.

Moneys managed to take advantage of the extra man, pulling level through substitute Tom McInnes.

As the game looked set to go to a replay, the Rams picked up the pace and a shrewd double substitution by Saunders had an instant impact.

Joe Richardson and Michael Dixon linked well before Joe Briggs sent a low cross into the near post and Dixon was on hand to flick the ball into the net for triumphant Petersfield.

AFC Portchester also advanced to the next round of the FA Cup thanks to a dominant 3-1 victory over AFC Totton.

The hosts took the lead after 19 minutes when Jack Salter-Vaile headed the ball into the path of Jason Parish, who slotted the ball past Steve Mowthorpe in the Totton goal.

Totton levelled through Neil Williams, before Alex Baldacchino curled a free-kick into the top corner to regain the Royals’ lead.

The hosts rounded off the scoring ensuring their name would be in the hat, when substitute Miles Everitt rolled the ball into an empty net from 25-yards.

Elsewhere Fareham Town enjoyed a 3-1 win against Whitchurch United with a brace from Zac Gill and one for Bradey Norton.

Bognor won by the same scoreline against Billericay Town with with goals from Jason Prior, Stuart Green and an own goal from Billericay’s Joe Ellul.

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