Pompey fans urged to cheer on Gosport Borough

NON-LEAGUE Gosport Borough in action against Weymouth ''' Picture: Paul Jacobs (13286-2)
NON-LEAGUE Gosport Borough in action against Weymouth ''' Picture: Paul Jacobs (13286-2)
Gosport have taken a lift from Craig McAllister's leadership. Picture: Keith Woodland

Gosport encouraged ahead of Redditch trip

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COME and see what non-league football has to offer.

That’s the message from Gosport Borough Football Club to Portsmouth supporters who cannot make it to Pompey’s match against Shrewsbury tomorrow.

Gosport are hoping to fill the stands at Privett Park with 1,000 fans as they vie for a Southern League premier play-off spot against St Neots Town.

Manager Alex Pike’s men can only make the play-offs if they win tomorrow and Barwell or Hemel Hempstead stumble.

And to fuel a final performance fitting of a great season, the club is offering all Pompey season ticket holders entry for just £5.

Chairman Mark Hook said 
it will be a historic day for Borough.

He said: ‘It’s probably the most important game in the history of the club. We need to win and we need results to go with us – either Barwell or Hemel Hempstead – for us to reach the play-offs.

‘Should we be successful then that would be the highest position that the club would have finished in its history.’

Turnout was between 500 and 600 for a recent home game against Leamington in March, and Mr Hook adds supporters even came out in force in the pouring rain against Stourbridge earlier this month.

He said: ‘We’re just asking for the people of Gosport to come out and support their club and cheer the lads on.

‘I’m sure that our lads will produce the goods on the field.

‘We’ve had a really good season on the field but it could be an even better one.’

The team’s 23-match unbeaten run in the Evo-Stik Southern League came to an end earlier this month at Privett Park against Arlesey Town.

But even a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Frome Town, in which they dominated throughout hasn’t dampened their spirits.

Mr Hook added: ‘There’s tremendously good links between Gosport and Pompey.

‘Guy Whittingham’s a good friend of Gosport and we talk over the season.

‘We’re delighted that Portsmouth have resolved difficulties and are working on the pitch rather than all the problems off the pitch.’

Kick off on Saturday is at 3pm.