MATCH PREVIEW: Dorchester Town v Gosport Borough

BY: Tom Berry | @TJBerry95

Dorchester Town Football Club will today welcome the players, supporters and officials of Gosport Borough Football Club to The Clayson Stadium for this Evo-Stik League Southern Premier South fixture (KO 15:00).

Who are The Boro?
Founded in 1944, the club spent most of its time in local leagues until joining the Southern League in 1978. They stayed there with limited success until relegation to the Wessex League in 1992. They played at that level until the appointment of Alex Pike in 2005 saw a change in fortunes.

Promotion back to the Southern League followed in 2007 before back to back promotions in 2012 and 2013 saw the club in the Conference South. Their first season at that level was remarkable which saw the club at Wembley in the FA Trophy final, losing to Cambridge United. They stayed at step 2 until 2017, when they were relegated to the Southern League.

One to Watch
Former Magpies striker Tony Lee joined Borough from Weymouth at the beginning of the season. Lee, who had two spells on loan at Dorchester under Mark Jermyn has netted regularly for Gosport, including the equaliser in the fixture between the two sides at Privett Park. Lee has also held the honour of captaining the side this season.

Have We Met Before?
The reverse fixture saw a comprehensive 4-1 victory for The Magpies. A first half goal from Ben Seymour was quickly cancelled out, but second half strikes from Josh Bailey, Harry Kite and another one for Seymour confirmed the win in Hampshire.

Form Guide
Borough have been in very good form recently. Since the beginning of February, Gosport have won three out of their four games, including an impressive 4-0 victory away at Hendon. Their only defeat came midweek away to Chesham United.

The Magpies have picked up 6 points out of their last possible 12. Two defeats, away to Swindon Supermarine and at home to Frome Town place themselves alongside two home victories against Harrow Borough and Staines Town.

Team News
Joe Low and Callum Rose both remain out. Low is still suspended after his sending off against Frome Town whilst Rose is absent through injury. New loan signing from Truro City, Noah Keats is in line to make his home debut after signing before last weekend’s match.

Dorchester Town Football Club
The Clayson Stadium
Weymouth Avenue

Tel: 01305 267623 – Mob: 07763026395

Entry Prices
Adults £11
*Concession £7
Under 16 £1

The club and team would really appreciate your support so come on down and cheer the lads on.

*The Concession rate applies to our Senior Citizens (sixty-five years) and over, the disabled (with free entry for their carer) and under 18’s with a valid student ID card.