Woodford fires late Borough winner

Jamie White hit the post for Borough. Picture Ian Hargreaves (151409-3)
Jamie White hit the post for Borough. Picture Ian Hargreaves (151409-3)
Theo Lewis scored for the Hawks in the 38th minute at Wealdstone. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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Gosport Borough netted a 1-0 victory over Basingstoke Town in National League South this afternoon.

The Privett Park side left it late to claim the points, though, with Ryan Woodford heading home the decisive goal in the 86th minute.

Both sides found it difficult to get to grips with the wet and windy conditions in the early stages of the clash at the Camrose.

Borough made the best of it, though, and soon Jamie White was posing a threat.

The former Salisbury City striker slid his first attempt past the Yellows’ keeper only for it to miss the target.

He then received possession on halfway and dribbled towards the box before smashing the ball on to the post.

Justin Bennett was the next to try his luck.

But his free-kick from just outside the box skimmed along the ground and into the Basingstoke keeper’s arms.

The home side only had one sight of goal before the interval.

Chris Flood’s effort was well caught by Borough stopper Nathan Ashmore.

Alex Pike kicked the second-half off with a change – taking Ben Harding off and replacing him with Tom Dunford.

The half began slowly before Basingstoke’s Louie Soares brought a fine save from Ashmore.

Brett Poate was soon in the book for a late challenge, while the home side’s Tom Bird followed for a foul on Borough’s Elliot Wheeler.

The Yellows were looking stronger as the half wore on but it was to no avail as Borough had the final say.

Dunford swung in a corner and Woodford rose to head past the keeper and put Gosport in front.

The goal secured Borough’s first league win at their Hampshire rivals since they won promotion from the Southern League.

GOSPORT BOROUGH: Ashmore, Cuthbertson, Williams, Carter, Poate, Woodford, Harding, Wheeler, White, Bennett, Wooden. Subs: Wort, Scott, Dunford, Ryan, Barker