Pike: Talented summer signing is perfect fit for Gosport

Gosport Borough boss Alex Pike
Gosport Borough boss Alex Pike
Theo Lewis scored for the Hawks in the 38th minute at Wealdstone. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Good show on the road as Hawks impress to beat Wealdstone

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Two-goal Jamie White set Gosport Borough on their way to a 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Weymouth at Privett Park.

Justin Bennett also scored from the penalty spot as Borough overcame the Southern League Premier visitors.

He is getting fitter and fitter by the game and he is a perfect fit for Gosport

Alex Pike

Borough boss Alex Pike is delighted with the form shown by White, who signed from Sutton United during the summer.

Pike said: ‘He is starting to form a good partnership with Justin Bennett up front and is on the same wavelength as new midfielder Ben Harding.

‘Some people decided not to take a risk with Jamie because he wasn’t as fit as maybe he should have been last season.

‘He is getting fitter and fitter by the game and he is a perfect fit for Gosport.

‘Most importantly, he is back enjoying his football and all the time that is happening we will have a goalscorer on our hands.’

White put Borough ahead when he headed home after Weymouth failed to clear a corner.

The Dorset team levelled but Bennett converted from the spot to make it 2-1.

White sealed the win 15 minutes from time, flicking the ball over the visiting goalkeeper after getting across his defender at the near post.

Gosport complete their preparations for the new National League South season against Horndean at Privett Park tomorrow night.

Goals from Jason Parish and Elliot Roberts gave AFC Portchester a 2-0 win over an AFC Bournemouth Under 18s at Wicor Mill.

‘Bournemouth were decent and it was a good game,’ said Royals manager Graham Rix.

‘We still have work to be done but we are on the right track.’

Fareham Town suffered a 2-1 defeat against Wessex division one hosts Downton.

Petersfield Town had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Wessex League premier division Cowes Sports after Lewis Hyde had given them a 15th-minute lead.

Mark Cotton grabbed both goals for Moneyfields in their 2-1 win at Pagham.

‘The game never really got going because of a lot of niggly fouls,’ said Moneys boss Miles Rutherford.

‘It was a good work out, though, in our final friendly.’