Key recruit Davis set for Gosport Borough home bow

Gosport Borough boss Mick Catlin
Gosport Borough boss Mick Catlin
Joseph Briggs scored a double for Moneyfields in their draw against Hanworth Town. Picture: Keith Woodland.

Nine-men Moneyfields fight back to draw

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GOSPORT BOROUGH expect to give a home debut to Reading loanee striker Connor Davis against Kings Langley in the Southern League premier division.

Davis made his first start in the 2-0 defeat at Kettering Town.

The young striker didn’t see a lot of the ball but he worked hard tracking back to help the defence.

Mick Catlin is hoping he gets more opportunities against the Hertfordshire visitors in the Tuesday night match at Privett Park (7.45pm).

‘Connor did well for us in his first game, though he didn’t get any chances,’ said the Gosport boss.

‘I am expecting this one to be a different type of game though.

‘He has a good pedigree and if we can get him in and around the box he poses a real threat

‘It isn’t easy coming into a struggling team but he was keen to come.

‘That is the sort of attitude we need in our situation.

‘The focus is on our performances and improving each game.

‘This is a game we are targeting to win and the aim is to put together enough results to get off the bottom.

‘Once we do that I am sure we can stay there.’

Borough can take encouragement from the fact they drew at Kings Langley in their final game before Catlin took over.

Now Catlin is keen to see them go one better and get a victory.

Jamie White will make his first home start for Moneyfields who take on Uxbridge in the Southern League east division at Dover Road on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

The striker, recruited from Blackfield & Langley, scored in his first outing as Moneyfields maintained their unbeaten record with a 1-1 draw at Cambridge City.

Boss Dave Carter knows the team are focused on keeping their run going.

He said: ‘The players showed at Cambridge City how determined they are to keep their unbeaten league record going as long as possible.’

AFC Portchester entertain Petersfield Town in the Russell Cotes Cup at Wicor Rec.

Home manager Ian Saunders expects to use the game to have a look at some of his young prospects.

The Royals also hope to have central-midfielder Jake Morgan back.

Simon Stone and Nathan Kirby could also return from injury.