Wilde celebrations for Borough as they crush Slough

Adam Wilde scored for Gosport
Adam Wilde scored for Gosport
Ryan Pennery netted for Moneyfields. Picture: Neil Marshall (171026-11)

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Gosport Borough recorded an emphatic 3-0 win over Slough Town in the FA Trophy at Privett Park.

Chairman Mark Hook was disappointed to miss out on the chance of picking up FA Cup finance when Borough suffered defeat at the hands of Moneyfields earlier this season.

But they avoided another early exit.

Borough’s assistant boss Mick Catlin said: ‘Our chairman is very happy to pocket the £2,000 from this win. After going out of the FA Cup the way we did the pressure was on us all to do something.

‘The reward is a home tie against local rivals Sholing in the next round which should also bring a decent crowd in.

‘It was a good day.’

Borough struck through Adam Wilde on 10 minutes.

The Borough midfielder broke clear of the Slough defence and lobbed the visiting goalkeeper.

Midfielder Nathan Kirby made it two, with a header off the underside of the crossbar.

Home goalkeeper Ryan Pryce pulled off a couple of good saves when Slough broke through before James Taylor sealed Borough’s passage from the penalty spot in the 64th minute.

‘It was pleasing that our first two goals came from midfield because that is something we have been working hard to achieve,’ said Catlin.

‘Our back four were solid defensively and it was a good team performance.

‘Adam Wilde was named man of the match but anyone of six players could have got it.

‘We proved a lot sharper than them in front of goal.’

Bognor fell at the first hurdle in the FA Trophy as a solitary second-half goal proved enough to put Southern League Mangotsfield into the next round.

Matt Groves scored with a fine strike in the 64th minute.