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Gosport Borough boss Alex Pike has reason to be cheerful as his side remain unbeaten in the  Vanarama Conference South     Picture: Paul Jacobs
Gosport Borough boss Alex Pike has reason to be cheerful as his side remain unbeaten in the Vanarama Conference South Picture: Paul Jacobs
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Gosport Borough remain unbeaten in the Vanarama Conference South following a goalless draw at Concord Rangers.

Chances were few and far between, with the stalemate meaning the visitors have still only conceded one goal this season.

A below-par Hawks slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat against Bishop’s Stortford in the Vanarama Conference South at Westleigh Park.

Ex-Hawk Joe Tabiri sank the hosts with a 34th-minute goal after Hawks keeper Ryan Young had saved the first shot from Rod Young.

The home side dominated much of the second half but lacked the ideas and invention to unlock the visitors’ defence.

Elsewhere, injury-hit AFC Portchester suffered FA Cup heartbreak after they were dumped out of the competition in a 4-1 home defeat to Folland Sports.

Graeme Rix’s side were hampered by absentees and it showed as Ashley Jarvis and Jamie Barron netted doubles for the visitors before Elliot Ward’s late penalty consolation

Fareham also fell to a 3-0 defeat at home to Longwell Green to see their FA cup journey cut short at the preliminary round stage.

James Pearce bagged a brace after Justin Bishop had fired the visitors into a first-half lead.

Horndean are through to the next round, though, following an impressive a 2-1 win at Cinderford Town.

Nathan Kirby’s early header and Gary Austin’s second-half strike made the difference for Dave Carter’s side.

Away from Cup competition, a convincing attacking performance saw Moneyfields go top of the Wessex League premier division – knocking opponents Brockenhurst off of top spot.

A 5-1 win did not flatter Miles Rutherford’s in-form side as Steve Hutchings’ quickfire double was added to by goals from manager’s son Alfie Rutherford, Stuart Green and Jack Lee.

Brad Magooking pulled one back for the outclassed visitors at the death.

Promoted Petersfield also continued their fine start to life in the division as they recorded their third successive victory with a 4-1 win over Andover Town.

Jason Silver and Phil Archbold gave Ian Saunders’ side a deserved two-goal cushion at the break.

Summer signing Warren Hunt then grabbed a double - sandwiched either side of Alex Dockree’s consolation effort - to ensure the Rams faithful would leave Love Lane in high spirits.

Elsewhere, battling Bognor earned a point in a 1-1 draw at Bury Town in the Ryman League premier division.

Harvey Whyte was on target for Jamie Howell’s Rocks side.

Baffins Milton Rovers maintained their impressive 100-per-cent winning record in the Hampshire League premier division with a 3-2 win over Otterbourne.

Blu Boam, Chaz Gardener and Shane Cornish sealed another three points for the table toppers.

Joe Collins’ goal proved to be in vain as Locks Heath were beaten 3-1 by Bush Hill in the same division.

Jamie Wrapson hit a hat-trick for Fleetlands, though, as they ran riot in a 6-2 win over Colden Common.

Craig Haddeley, Barry Snelling and Josh Maitland were also on target.

Clanfield played out a 2-2 draw with Winchester Castle in an entertaining game at Peel Park.

Harry Potter and Darren Ferguson netted the goals for Stuart Wallis’ side.