Borough thumped at Totton

Striker Justin Bennett returned but could not rescue Gosport Borough
Striker Justin Bennett returned but could not rescue Gosport Borough
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Gosport Borough were ripped apart in the first half at AFC Totton and, ultimately, fell to a 5-2 Zamaretto League south & west division defeat.

The game was over as a contest before the break as the home side ran riot to score five goals without reply.

The problems began as early as the third minute for Borough when Pete Castle pulled Mike Godney down inside the area.

The Totton forward dusted himself down and converted the resulting spot-kick.

Borough’s defence, couldn’t cope with the pace and skill of the home attack and they shipped another four goals before the break.

After the restart, Borough began to improve and they managed to restore some pride with two goals.

Justin Bennett, back for one game from his loan spell at Eastleigh, scored a good 59th-minute individual goal.

James Taylor added a second from the penalty spot after he was shoved over in the area.

AFC Totton continued to carve out chances and Borough keeper Mark Brown made a series of good saves.

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Graeme Gillman, Aaron Fennemore and Torr Spicer grabbed the goals.

Fleetlands had seven players booked and finished the match with eight men after three red cards.

Sam Wood notched a hat-trick to help hosts AFC Portchester to a 4-0 win over United Services in Wessex League division one.

Jake Daniels completed the scoring.

Hayling United’s Wessex Premier clash against Newport IOW was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.