NEW LOOK GOSPORT HUMBLED
GOSPORT BOROUGH’S relegation worries deepened with a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Hungerford Town.
Boro sit just two points above the drop zone, as Alex Pike’s new look side were well beaten.
With the transfer embargo imposed on the club by the National League lifted this week, Pike drafted in six new players who went straight into the squad. Four of them, Richie Whittingham, Ramone Rose, Rowan Vine and Sam Lanahan started.
Early on, Boro had a new life about them and looked lively only to fall behind after 20 minutes, Manny Williams poking home a loose ball after a goalmouth scramble.
Jon Boardman made it two, scoring a controversial goal with keeper Nick Jordan appearing to be fouled.
Early in the second half, Gosport grabbed a lifeline, when Ben Wright converted a penalty won by Tom Bird.
However, it was a temporary reprieve. Nat Jarvis headed past Jordan to restore the Crusaders’ two goal lead before Stefan Brown’s long range effort wrapped up the points. STAR MAN: Luke Williams (Hungerford) ENTERTAINMENT: ★★★★★