Gosport Borough believe a corner has been turned

Gosport Borough manager Lee Molyneaux believes that the fortunes of the club have been transformed since becoming manager in May.

Molyneaux took over at the Boro in the summer, and has introduced both a brand new squad and fresh energy around Privett Park.

After narrowly avoiding relegation in each of the previous two seasons, once with a goal difference of -101, the club are looking to rekindle its former glories.

And the Gosport boss believes that there is a good vibe surrounding the Southern League Premier side.

Gosport Borough in action at a pre season friendly last season. Photo: Henry Deacon

He said: “There’s just an aura about the place now.

“That’s not just because we’ve had a few nice results, but that comes from hard work, a willingness to do well and positivity around the ground.

“But we’re not daft, it’s not easy to turn clubs around.”

The Boro have had an upsurge in form, 6th in the table, narrowly outside the play-off spots and with an FA Trophy replay at home against higher level opposition.

But, the Gosport gaffer wants this occasion to kick start plans to build crowds and recapture the trust of their local community.

“There’s so much visible change which has happened.

“The professionalism in everything that we do which comes down from kit to winning games.

Privett Park, home of Gosport Borough FC. Photo: Express FM

“We’re doing our upmost to turn those views around and bring people back to Privett Park.

“Its not easy but we’ve come a long way in a few months.”

The clubs ambitions is to achieve promotion from the Southern League Premier in the foreseeable future.

Chairman Ian McInnes believes that should be the Hampshire sides’ only target.

“I think we need to be in The National League South.” McInnes said.

“I think that is a big challenge now, we want to be sustainable with decent crowds and the community buying into it.”