Borough’s play-off bid dented as Moneys make Alton pay

Warren Hunt was on the mark for Moneyfields against Alton Town
Warren Hunt was on the mark for Moneyfields against Alton Town
Moneys boss Dave Carter. Picture: Neil Marshall

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Gosport Borough’s Southern League division one south & west play-off hopes suffered a blow after they suffered a 3-0 defeat at Hungerford.

Borough never recovered after conceding twice in the opening 10 minutes and knew it wasn’t their night when James Taylor missed a penalty in the second half.

‘The first half was disappointing but we improved after the break,’ said assistant-boss Mick Catlin.

‘The final scoreline flattered them because they hit us on the break at the death for their third goal.’

Goals from Warren Hunt and Jamie Hore gifted Moneyfields a 2-1 Wessex League premier division victory over Alton Town at Dover Road.

The win sees Miles Rutherford’s side remain in mid-table – above last night’s opponents.

But they had to fight hard for the victory, with the home side’s goal leading a charmed life as Alton pressed for long periods in the game.

Hayling United slipped deeper into trouble at the bottom of the Wessex League premier division with a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of Christchurch.

A last-minute penalty saw division one promotion-chasing Horndean salvage a 3-3 draw against East Cowes Vics at Five Heads Park.

Alex McIlroy kept his nerve to convert his spot-kick after a foul on Dan Smith.

Nathan Paxton and George Way grabbed the other Horndean goals as the hard-working visitors made life difficult for them.

Mick Howe, Nev Farley (penalty) and Jay Ripner grabbed the goals to earn AFC Portcester a 3-2 home win over Tadley Calleva.

Petersfield Town were held to a 0-0 draw by Andover New Street at Love Lane.

Meanwhile, Chris Cunningham (2) and Ashley Tattersall (2) fired Fleetlands into the final of the Puma Engineering League Cup as they beat Liphook 4-1 in the semi-finals.

Tonight, Fareham Town entertain Alresford Town in the Wessex League (7.45pm).