Gosport have a 'point to prove' against Walton Casuals as they look to reignite Southern League Premier South play-off push

Rory Williams is back available for Gosport after suspension. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (141219-3)Rory Williams is back available for Gosport after suspension. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (141219-3)
Rory Williams is back available for Gosport after suspension. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141219-3) | JPIMedia Resell
Lee Molyneaux insists Gosport Borough must build on last week’s superb win as they host Walton Casuals at Privett Park.

Last time out, a single Theo Lewis strike proved enough to topple Southern League Premier South leaders Truro City.

That victory reignited Borough's faint bid to reach the play-offs.

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But boss Molyneaux will be hugely disappointed if Borough don't follow that up by beating lowly Walton.

He wants his team to repeat the desire and determination they displayed against the White Tigers.

‘We have to focus on the here and now and control the controllable,’ said Molyneaux.

‘For us, now that is all about beating Walton.

‘We have shown that we can produce the goods against the top sides.

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‘Now we have to show that we can do the same against teams lower down.

‘In the run-in, we still have to play a lot of the top sides.

‘That means if we are to do anything this season we are going to have to do it the hard way.

‘We also need to prove a point against Walton because we didn't give a very good account of ourselves at their place earlier in the season.

‘I put that down partly to their synthetic pitch.

‘We must look to show Walton just how good we can be.

‘It will be nice also to prove it to ourselves.’

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Borough are hampered by the continued absence of suspended skipper Mike Carter.

They are boosted, however, by the return of experienced pair Rory Williams and Dan Strugnell who have completed suspensions.

Borough will also include central defender Danny Alessi in their squad after the Australian joined from Hereford.

AFC Bournemouth loanee striker Tyrell Hamilton is also named in the squad and is likely to feature.

‘We had it all against Truro,’ added Molyneaux.

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‘Everything that we needed to win a football match was present.

‘We have to show the necessary grit and determination to follow that up with another win.

‘It is important that we show the right mental approach.’

Borough go into the game 10th in the table, eight points behind fifth-placed Taunton but have played two games more.

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