Gosport Borough out to build on superb Weymouth victoryÂ
Gosport Borough head into their Southern League premier division south clash at Tiverton Town in buoyant mood.
Craig McAllister's outfit delivered a shock victory at title-chasing Weymouth on Tuesday.
Few gave Borough a chance after falling to a lacklustre 4-1 defeat to Dorchester three days earlier.
But the Privett Park outfit were much improved against the Terras and ran out thoroughly-deservedÂ 3-1 winners.
McAllisterÂ knows his side must maintain their standards if they are to repeat their success at Tiverton.
Gosport have the added incentive of knowing a win will see them leapfrog their 10th-placed hosts.
'˜The win at Weymouth epitomised what the team can do,'Â said McAllister.
'˜There was lots of heart and passion. We went for every single tackle and fought for everything.
'˜The players worked their socks off. It was a fantastic, positive response to our disappointing 4-1 home defeat against Dorchester Town.
'˜The players were determined to put that result behind them. They did everything that was asked of them.
'˜We know there is quality in the squad but first you have to do the basics. The team did just that.
'˜You can see just why assistant manager, Matt Tubbs, and I get so frustrated at times because it shows just what the players are capable of.
'˜We have to take real confidence and positivity from this win.
'˜It was also pleasing that the win came away from home because we have questioned our away performances and results.'
McAllister knows Borough are entering a crucial phase of the season.
Their next five games are all against teams in and around them in mid-table.
Another away game at Kings LangleyÂ next weekend is followed by two home Hampshire derbies over Christmas.
On Boxing Day, Basingstoke Town visit Privett Park followed three days later by Hartley Wintney.