Gosport aim to kick-start season at Boreham Wood

Gosport striker Rory Williams
Gosport striker Rory Williams
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Gosport Borough will set out to end their winless run with a victory at Boreham Woood tomorrow (3pm).

Mick Catlin has backed the squad to begin their charge up the Skrill South table.

The Privett Park assistant boss feels there is no reason for panic despite missing out on a three-point haul in six previous attempts.

Their cause hasn’t been helped by a player registration embargo due to an unpaid tax issue.

That problem has now been resolved, though, giving Borough increased depth in the squad.

‘I feel Boreham Wood is a place we can go and do well,’ said Catlin.

‘Hopefully we can get the result to help us start to turn our season around.

‘We have faith in the quality of our current squad and know that they are capable of a lot better.

‘If we didn’t think they can improve then we would be worried.

‘It isn’t time to start pushing the panic button yet.

‘We need to be patient but can’t afford to wait too long.

‘I have no doubts we are good enough to stay in this league.’

If Borough are to climb the table they need to sharpen up in both penalty areas.

They have been punished for making individual errors and switching off at the back.

The lack of a cutting edge in the opposition box has also added to their problems.

Borough have shown in spells they are good enough but, to survive, greater consistency will be needed.

The midfield have competed well, winning their personal battles in that area.

Now the strikers must start finding the net on a more regular basis to relieve the pressure.

‘We have shown at times we are not too far away,’ said Catlin.

‘A lot of games in this league are won by the odd goal and there is little between the teams.

‘At the moment we are finding ourselves on the wrong end of tight games.

‘We just need our strikers to start finding the net.’

Midfield organiser Danny Smith is still missing with hamstring problems.

But Borough hope to soon have him back.

There is positive news for tomorrow’s trip to Hertfordshire with Sam Pearce and Rory Williams back in the fold.

Former Hawks defender Pearce returns from suspension while striker Williams was unavailable last weekend.

Gosport Borough: Ashmore, Hinshelwood, Molyneaux, Pearce, Poate, Igoe, Brown, Dunford, Forbes, Bennett, Wooden, Williams, Woodward, Barton, Barfoot, Awford.