Ex-Hawks manager Shaun Gale has taken the 'pressure off' Lee Molyneaux after joining Gosport coaching staff

Gosport Borough face a tough Southern League Premier Southassignment against second-placed Chesham United at the Meadow.

Thursday, 20th February 2020, 6:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 9:00 pm
Shaun Gale. Picture: Neil Marshall (180704-010)

Two successive home wins have reignited Borough's ambitions of reaching the play-offs.

Lee Molyneaux's side are seven points adrift of fifth-placed Hayes and Yeading having played one game more.

Borough are looking to complete a double over their hosts, having beaten them 2-1 at Privett Park earlier in the season.

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Ex-Hawks manager Shaun Gale has been brought in to assist the management team and his experience already appears to be paying off.

‘Lee is a young manager in his first year in charge and that can be tough,’ said Gale.

‘I have been brought in to try to take some of the pressure off and allowing him to focus on what he is good at.

‘This means I take the coaching and offer him a bit of advice when he wants it.

‘We have tried to give the team a greater identity in the way they play.

‘Injuries and suspensions haven't helped but we are starting to get players back.

‘We have 12 games left and must look to win as many of those as we can.

‘It is important that we finish as strongly as we can.

‘The players have bought into working a little bit harder and becoming more organised.

‘We are becoming a harder team to play against and beat.’

Gale admits one of the areas where the team has struggled is in scoring goals.

Apart from Matt Paterson, Borough have struggled to find the net on a regular basis.

‘The most important thing now is winning games,’ he added.

‘We know that we have not scored enough.

‘If it has to be 1-0 then so be it because it doesn't matter as long as we win.’

Borough have experienced captain Mike Carter back available after suspension.

But Liam Robinson remains a doubt, as does striker Rudi Plummer with a back problem.

The next eight days will be important to Borough as they look to make the most of two home games.

They host two tasty games against Salisbury on Tuesday and Farnborough on Saturday.