Gosport Borough 5 Merthyr Town 0
14 Nov 2021, Sunday

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High flying Gosport comprehensively staked their claim to all three points at Privett Park, recording their tenth win of the season in the process, as the Martyrs collapsed to their worse result of a miserable season to date.

With both right backs suspended, Reffell, Phipps, Evans and Traylor all out injured there were recalls to the starting line up for Matthew Harris, Toby Raison, Morgan Clarke and Kerry Morgan.

Gosport started well as Dan Wooden saw a low effort saved by Jamie Cogman, which was an early indication of what lay ahead for the visitors. It was yet another early goal that has become the Martyrs Achilles heel so far in many of the games which started the rot, when Theo Lewis made no mistake in the 11th minute after a well worked corner routine.

The defence held firm until the 32nd minute until Mason Walsh doubled the lead lifting the ball skilfully over the advancing Jamie Cogman, as Gosport turned on the style.

Gosport continued to press forward and a third goal inevitably arrived after 63 minutes as the Martyrs confidence slowly evaporated, courtesy of good link up play between Lewis and Wooden, which ended with the ball being curled inside the post by Wooden. Kerry Morgan and Tom Hillman both had good opportunities to reduce the deficit, going close but they failed to reduce Gosport's lead.

With six minutes remaining substitute Nicky Dembele capitalised on an under hit back pass to easily convert his sides fourth goal. With the final move of the game Luke Hallett met a set piece delivery with a firm header that gave Cogman little chance, to wrap up the comprehensive victory for the home side.


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