Avengers keen to host promotion party

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Gosport Borough Avengers are hoping to build on some impressive achievements this season and hopefully gain a long-awaited promotion to division two.

The ambitious club, who normally end each campaign in mid-table security, have had one of their best seasons in the third tier of the Gosport & Fareham league.

And although it looks like they have just missed out on stepping up this time around, team captain Zoe Norbury has high hopes for next season.

‘We have always ended up mid-table in division three each season for the last few years but this season we have been doing a lot better,’ said Norbury.

‘This is because the five new players we gained have now had two seasons to gel.

‘I have been captain for three years now and I like to think I do a good job.

‘I’m sure my girls would agree and I also umpire for my team as well.’

Avengers went on an unbeaten run of six games at the beginning of the season, winning five and drawing one, and remained in the top three in the division until a couple of weeks ago.

Injuries took their toll in the run-in, but Norbury believes her side can learn from the experience.

‘Unfortunately, we had a few injuries in the second half of the season, which has seen us slip down the division a bit,’ explained Norbury.

‘But I’m feeling hopeful for next season.

‘I would love a promotion to division two – and if this season is anything to go by, I think we can.

‘I’m very excited for our team for the coming seasons.’

Meanwhile Gosport Borough has two other teams already in division two, with both the Blades and Mavericks enjoying solid seasons to sit in fourth and sixth place respectively.

Gosport Borough Devils have had an up-and-down season in their first ever term in division seven, currently sitting in seventh position.

But there’s better news for former junior side, Gosport Borough Stars.

They have coped brilliantly with the step up to the adult league and sit top of the seventh tier, having only lost one game all season.

Gosport Borough TML have also impressed.

The division five table-toppers look set to gain promotion as they aim to complete their campaign without dropping a point.