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Gosport Borough

Currently Playing In:

Conference South

 
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The success of this Hampshire club can be judged by the very few managerial changes they have had in the last thirty five years. Consistency has certainly paid off.

Becoming Hampshire League Champions in 1978 brought fourteen years of Southern League football, but ‘Boro’ were never comfortable in their spells in the Premier Division, and when relegated in 1990 two difficult seasons in Division One South were followed by a second relegation and a spell in the relatively new Wessex League.

Steady improvement was achieved with Mick Marsh proving the most successful manager with five consecutive top five finishes before retiring in 2006.  Alex Pike took over during the 2006-2007 campaign and promotion back to the Southern League was gained as Wessex Champions.

It was a great start for the new manager, who stayed with the club and took ‘Boro’ into third place and successful play-offs in 2011-2012. This brought Southern League Premier Football and the club immediately improved on their best ever season’s finishing place of seventh in 1989 by qualifying for the play-offs from 5th place. Once again Gosport Borough proved they are extremely hard to beat in these pressure games and they qualified for Conference South by eliminating Stourport and Hemel Hempstead, both away from home.

 

Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Gosport Borough Athletic
Ground:
Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 0SX
Telephone:
023 9250 1042 (Match days only)
Directions:
Exit M27 at J11. TakeA32 Fareham to Gosport road. After 3 miles take the 3rd exit at Brockhurst r/a, into Military Road. At next r/a take 1st exit into Privett Road. Ground is approx. 400 yards on left.
Capacity:
4500
Seats:
450
Covered:
Yes
600
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Record Attendance:
4,770 v Pegasus - FA Amateur Cup 1951
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Southern League Premier Division Play-offs 2012-13
 

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Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
 1977-1978Hampshire League1stA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1978-1979Southern League Division One South3rdA,Brickwood & P.Edgar
1979-1980Southern League Southern Division4thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1980-1981Southern League Division One South4thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1981-1982Southern League Division One South4thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1982-1983Southern League Division One South7thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1983-1984Southern League Premier Division18thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1984-1985Southern League Division One South2ndA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1985-1986Southern League Premier Division18thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1986-1987Southern League Premier Division18thA Brickwood & P.Edgar
1987-1988Southern League Premier Division15thTrevor Williams
1988-1989Southern League Premier Division7thTrevor Williams
1989-1990Southern League Premier Division22ndJohn Waugh
1990-1991Southern League Division One South15thR.Buckland
1991-1992Southern League Division One South22ndR.Buckland
1992-1993Wessex League5thRoger Sherwood
1993-1994Wessex League5thRoger Sherwood
1994-1995Wessex League10thRoger Sherwood
1995-1996Wessex League11thJohn Hawes
1996-1997Wessex League11thJohn Hawes
1997-1998Wessex League15thJohn Hawes
1998-1999Wessex League14thJohn Hawes
1999-2000Wessex League14thBarry Cook
2000-2001Wessex League8thMick Marsh
2001-2002Wessex League4thMick Marsh
2002-2003Wessex League3rdMick Marsh
2003-2004Wessex League3rdMick Marsh
2004-2005Wessex League4thMick Marsh
2005-2006Wessex League5thMick Marsh
 2006-2007Wessex League1stJohn Robson/ Alex Pike
2007-2008Southern League Division One South West11thAlex Pike
2008-2009Southern League Division One South West12thAlex Pike
2009-2010Southern League Division One South West8thAlex Pike
2010-2011Southern League Division One South West13thAlex Pike
2011-2012Southern League Division One South West3rdAlex Pike
2012-2013Southern League Premier Division5thAlex Pike
2013-2014Conference South12thAlex Pike
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