Devils on a high as they deliver the goods

Gosport Borough - Poppy Hudson, Helen Dunning (captain), Laura Deadman, Jeni Wilson, Grace Barney, Ellie Wilcox, Sue Deadman, Lesley Muldowney, Eleanor Beames
Gosport Borough - Poppy Hudson, Helen Dunning (captain), Laura Deadman, Jeni Wilson, Grace Barney, Ellie Wilcox, Sue Deadman, Lesley Muldowney, Eleanor Beames
Sarisbury Sparks Allstars

Sparks shine bright

0
Have your say

Talented Gosport Borough Devils are enjoying a dream start to life in the Gosport & Fareham League, gaining a second promotion in only their third season in the league.

They had a superb first campaign, finishing third in division five in winter, and gaining promotion to division four.

And although they finished second from bottom in division four that season, they were spared relegation and have now built on that by bringing in some new players.

The side have just finished second in division four, having won 11 of their 14 games.

That has seen them secure promotion to division three for the first time in their history.

Captain Helen Dunning believes the team are hitting top gear and have benefited from the addition of Poppy Hudson to the ranks.

‘We had a shake-up after the summer season and managed to add Poppy Hudson to join our attacking end,’ said Dunning.

‘She slotted in perfectly and we hit the ground running.

‘It took a couple of seasons to gel together but I think we’re now starting to see that happen.

‘I’m enjoying our team hugely.

‘We are really looking forward to next season.

‘We’re anticipating another brilliant season and are looking forward to playing alongside some new faces.

‘Devils have bonded even further after such a successful season and have added another new player to our ranks so we are excited for things to come.’

GB Devils joined GFNA in September 2013, with a mixture of players, already playing in the league.

‘We amalgamated old players from a different club and new (younger) players from Jannene Taylor’s junior Gosport Borough teams to form GB Devils.

‘We have a great team. We are friends as well as team-mates. We’re all here for one another, through good times and bad.’

Gosport Borough’s other sides also had solid seasons with both Gosport Borough Blades and Gosport Borough Mavericks finishing fourth and sixth in division two respectively.

Meanwhile, Gosport Borough Avengers missed out on promotion, after another reshuffle of players, finishing fourth in division three.

Gosport Borough TML will be joining GB Devils in division three after gaining promotion this season, finishing third in division four.

This is their second consecutive promotion since coming out of retirement to rejoin the league in March 2014.

And former junior side Gosport Borough Stars will be enjoying life in division five next season after a second consecutive promotion, finishing in the top spot in division six.