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The Newcomers - Cameo 1. Gosport Borough FC

8 months ago By David Hamlet

Demoted from National South, next season will be a time to regroup and rebuild

“Given a relatively low budget, an essentially young side can be expected to be fielded next season”

The Hampshire club play at Privett Park (cap 4,500) - 79.5 miles from Arbour Park.
Club colours: yellow/blue change strip: Lime Green

Last season they were demoted from National South.
Record: P42 Home W6 D3 L12 Away W3 D6 L12 GF45 GA101 Pts 36 Pos:20th
Heaviest Defeats: Home L 0-6 Chelmsford & Hemel Hempstead: Away L 0-7 Poole Town
Best Victories: Home W 4-0 St. Albans City: Away W 2-0 Bishops Stortford
Last season's average home attendance was 461 - highest gate 1,005 (Concord Rangers); lowest gate 309 (Hemel Hempstead).

In last season's major cup competitions Boro reached 2Q in the FA Cup losing 2-3 away to Weymouth and 1st Proper in the Trophy, losing 1-2 away to AFC Sudbury.

Gosport have a good record against Rebels - P8 W4 D2 L2 GF15 GA8.
The most recent encounters have been in the FA Trophy 2012/13 with Boro winning 4-0 in Slough and, in the same season, in the FA Cup, drawing 0-0 in Slough before losing the home replay 1-2. (Slough then went on to play Mansfield Town, losing on penalties at home in the 1st Round Proper).

Gosport played in the Southern League (1978/1992), Wessex League (1992/2007), Southern League (2007/2013), Conference/National South (2013/2017)

Best ever showings:
LEAGUE: Conference South 2014/15 when they finished in 6th position.
FA CUP: 2014/15 - eventually being beaten 3-6 at home by Colchester United in 1st round Proper.
FA TROPHY: 2013/14 finalists, losing 0-4 to Cambridge United at Wembley.
FA VASE reaching the Quarter Final twice - in 1976/7, losing 1-3 away in a replay against Barton Rovers and in 2003/4, this time losing 0-3 away to Bideford.

Updated 09:43 - 15 Jun 2017 by David Hamlet

Where next?

The Newcomers - Cameo 2. Bishop's Stortford FC The Blues have appointed ex. Irish International Mark Hughes as player/assistant manager to help guide them back, hopefully, to National South.
Changes to the Non-League set up The FA is due to announce major changes to the Non League System (NLS) very shortly, maybe this coming weekend.


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