Supermarine v Gosport Preview

Friday 18th August 2023

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Supermarine v Gosport Preview

Posted by Keith Yeomans

Marine vs Gosport Preview:

We’re back at the Webbswood Stadium for the second time this season, as we host Pat Suraci and Joe Lea and their south coast side, kick off 3pm.

Supermarine continue the search for their opening three points of the campaign on Saturday afternoon, with another tough ask against Gosport Borough who sit in second place along side Merthyr Town with a 100% record from the first three games.

There’s no doubt that the Marine performances are improving and having run Salisbury close on Tuesday evening, the side will know the kind of work-rate expected from them and confidence remains high in the camp that points will follow if they remain committed to the plan.

All eight of Gosport’s goals have come in the final 30 minutes of games, so fitness is a key aspect of their strategy this season and speaking after last Saturdays win at Plymouth Parkway, coach Pat Suraci told his sides media team: “Obviously we’re going to be pleased with the start that we’ve made. We’ve performed well in both our games, we’ve shown good organisation and resilience in some tough moments and we’ve scored at good times in both games, the boys have done a lot of the things we’ve asked them to.”

He continued: “They’ve bought in to what we’re trying to do since day one and I think we’re bearing the fruits of that now, but we’re not going to get carried away – it’s two games in a long season so we’ll be going back on the coach and looking at the Basingstoke Town game on Wednesday and then on Saturday in Swindon.”

The visitors have also reported injuries to midfielders Bradley Tarbuck and Daniel Hollands since the opening day so neither are expected to feature tomorrow, while defender Archie Wilcox has recently left the club.

Marine manager Lee Spalding reports that whilst there are a few players with niggles and some will be taking a prematch fitness test, defender Tom Sharpe will definitely miss the game and will likely be sidelined for a few weeks with an injury to his knee after coming off in the 29th minute against Salisbury on Tuesday.

Last Time We Met:

Southern League Premier South - Wednesday March 15th 2023.
Swindon Supermarine - 3 (Zach Kotwica 25’, James Harding 89’, Henry Spalding 90+2’)
Gosport Borough - 1 (Harvey Rew 30’)

Last Season:

Gosport Borough finished a disappointing 17th in the SLPS last campaign, with 14 wins from their 42 games. They exited the FA Cup at the 2n Q/R at the hands of Paulton Rovers 2-1 in a replay having drawn them 1-1 at home. In the FAT, they lost 2-0 at Bristol Manor Farm in their opening 3Q/R tie.

Admission Prices:

There are no pre-match tickets on sale for our game with Poole Town, it is pay on the day at our turnstiles, which will be open from 13:00 with either cash or card payments accepted.

  • Family 4 - £25 (2 Adults + 2 Youths)
  • Adult - £12 (18 to 59-years-old)
  • Concessions - £8 (over 60-years-old)
  • Youths - £6 (Youths 12 to 17-years-old)
  • Children U12s - FREE (U12s must be accompanied by an adult)

Our mascots against Gosport

Matchday Experience:

We’re expecting another noisy one this weekend as we welcome the Liden U6 Hammers and the clubs U11s T-Rex’s to the game! We’re looking forward to welcoming all the players, coaches, family and friends from Liden and we hope you all enjoy your visit.

We want to remember you all for being LOUD! Don’t forget to get involved and let’s hear you during the game and enjoy your exhibition game at half time and make sure you get plenty of high-fives from the crowd before you leave the pitch!

Half Time Draw:

Don’t forget to visit Martin in the club shop ahead of the game or when he’s going around the stadium to purchase tickets for our 50/50 Draw.
The draw is made and announced during the first half, but we will also have the winning numbers on our social media platforms if you miss out! Just £1 will get you entry and you could take home a cash prize or a runner-up prize!

Keeping up-to-date on game day:

If you can’t join us at the game, you can follow the action via our official Twitter account @SupermarineFC, where we will have regular updates throughout the match courtesy of Pete Crockett and perhaps a couple of new supporters as part of our media team. We’ll also have half-time and full-time updates on Facebook.

Gosport Borough programme cover

Match Programme:

We welcome Gosport Borough to the Webbswood Stadium tomorrow for our second home game in the Southern League Premier South campaign. Our printed matchday programme with cover photo of Henry Spalding pictured in action will cost £2:50p whilst stocks last.

Other Premier South Matches:

Basingstoke vs Harrow Borough
Chesham United vs Plymouth Parkway
Hanwell Town vs Merthyr Town
Hendon vs Salisbury
Hungerford Town vs Beaconsfield Town
Poole Town vs Bracknell Town
Tiverton Town vs Didcot Town
Walton & Hersham vs Dorchester Town
Winchester City vs AFC Totton

Parking & Travel:

Whilst we have FREE car parking for over 300 cars in our car park at the Webbswood Stadium, it does get very busy on matchdays so why not travel by public transport and then save the issue off finding a parking space!

We encourage our spectators to use the Stagecoach Number 7 bus from the town centre bus station, with a route via Greenbridge Retail Park and The Crown Inn at Stratton. It’s a twenty-three-minute bus ride to the last bus stop in the South Marston Industrial Estate (Exel stop).

Just ask the bus driver to stop for you at the bus stop for the Supermarine Sports Complex, and then it’s just a few minutes’ walk from there to the ground. This makes the Webbswood Stadium more accessible to all and has greener credentials, please try it!

Click here for No 7 Bus time table:

Click here for Stagecoach buses & routes:

Keith Yeomans
Keith Yeomans