Paterson leaves it late to net priceless Hawks winner... Borough struggle at Stortford

A late Matt Paterson goal earned the Hawks a crucial 1-0 National league South relegation battle win over Basingstoke Town at Westleigh Park.

Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 5:41 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd January 2016, 6:14 pm
Matt Paterson scored a late winner for the Hawks against Basingstoke Picture: Mick Young

The game looked to be heading for a draw when Paterson broke his goal drought three minutes from time.

Gosport Borough returned from Bishop’s Stortford empty-handed this evening after two second-half goals condemned them to a 2-0 National League South defeat.

Injuries to key players didn’t help Borough manager Alex Pike, but his team were second best to a lively home side on the day and goals from Robbie Willmott and Elliott Buchanan were enough to ensure the visitors suffered their sixth league defeat of the season.

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Petersfield produced arguably their best Southern League division one central performance of the season to come away with all three points in a thrilling 3-2 win at high-flying Royston Town.

Joe Briggs, Lewis Hyde and David Jerrard were all on target on an afternoon to remember for Ian Saunders’ side.

Meanwhile, Bognor earned a deserved 3-1 win at Wingate & Finchley in the Ryman League premier division.

Craig Robson netted twice for the impressive Rocks, with skipper Jason Prior also converting a penalty – having earlier missed a spot-kick.

Other results: Wessex League premier division: AFC Portchester 5-1 Cowes; Alresford Town 2-1 Horndean; Team Solent 3-2 Moneyfields