Basics will help Gosport Borough stay in winning home groove

Gosport Borough have been flying at home. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
Gosport Borough have been flying at home. Picture: Chris Moorhouse
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GETTING the basics right will be key as Gosport Borough look to extend their winning home record against Met Police tomorrow (3pm).

The Southern League premier division south match promises to be a good contest at Privett Park.

Borough have already beaten Kings Langley and Staines Town in front of their own fans.

McAllister has been encouraged.

However, defensively he thinks the team have been giving away too many chances to opposition teams.

He said: ‘Our home form has been good and long may it continue.

‘We want Privett Park to be a tough place for opponents to visit.

‘At the moment we are conceding too many goals. As a group of players we have got to get into the mentality of keeping clean sheets.

‘Every time the ball is put into our box we are not dealing with it well enough.

‘We have to be much more resilient.

‘The players have shown they can do it in training but in game situations they switch off. We have to be better.

‘There is a need to stop the crosses in the first place and when they come in we have to mark opponents. Too many sloppy goals are being conceded.'

Pat Suraci missed the last game and remains a doubt with a tight hamstring.

Goalkeeper Mark Childs is another worry with a pulled hamstring.

Lucas McCartney is expected back after he was rested on in the defeat to Basingstoke on Monday.

He had an impressive game in the 2-1 win against Staines Town and is building up his match sharpness now.

David Gerrard will provide another attacking option when he returns to fitness soon as well.