Dunford on target as Borough frustrate league leaders

Gosport Borough midfielder Tom Dunford   Picture: Dave Haines
Gosport Borough midfielder Tom Dunford Picture: Dave Haines
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Tom Dunford was on target for Gosport Borough as they picked up a decent point at Vanarama Conference South leaders Boreham Wood with a 1-1 draw.

The midfielder was on hand to slot home from a rebound in the 18th minute before Ricky Shakes cancelled out that strike just past the hour mark to maintain Borough’s remarkable unbeaten record away from home this term.

A late goal condemned the Hawks to a 1-0 Vanarama Conference South defeat against St Albans City at Clarence Park.

A tight encounter was decided seven minutes from time when home substitute Sean Shields fired a low shot across goal and inside the far post.

AFC Portchester survived a scare at neighbours United Services to progress in the FA Vase.

Jamie Musselwhite fired the Wessex League premier division side ahead at their division one counterparts.

But Michael Dark gave the hosts hope of an upset when he levelled the scores.

A Luke Sweeney goal and a fortuitous own goal from Services keeper Peter Houlkes turned the tie in Graham Rix’s side’s favour, though.

Dave Carter’s Horndean exited the competition with a 1-0 home defeat to Ascot United.

Petersfield Town underlined their promotion credentials with a superb 4-1 victory at Brockenhurst in the Wessex League premier division.

Ian Saunders’ men led 3-0 at the break with Andy Todd grabbing a double with Joe Richardson also on target.

Jake Slater increased the Rams advantage after the break before Daryll Phillips scored a late consolation for the hosts.

Moneyfields went top of the Wessex League premier division with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Hamworthy United.

Prolific strike duo Steve Hutchings (2) and Alfie Rutherford combined to seal a memorable afternoon for the Dover Road club.

Second-half goals by Ollie Pearce and James Crane earned Bognor a fourth win in six home games and lifted them back into the top half of the Ryman premier division.

Canvey Island were the team on the receiving end of Jamie Howell’s side latest Nyewood Lane triumph - with Jack Simmons on target in a 2-1 scoreline.