Next Match: Gosport Borough vs Farnborough

The Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South
Saturday 26 September 2020
Kick-Off 3pm

Match Officials

Referee: Sean Jenkins (Southampton)
Assistant Referee’s: James Byng (Portsmouth) and Richard Sargeant (Bognor Regis).

Venue address

Gosport Borough Football Club, Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 3SX.

Directions to Privett Park

Leave the M27 at Junction 11, and follow the signs for Gosport A32. This dual carriage way will take you towards Fareham Town Centre. Eastern Way runs for around a mile and at all times clearly signposted A32 Gosport.  As you approach the end of this (at a large roundabout) keep in the left lane and follow the filter lane round to the left under the railway viaduct.

Now you should have Fareham Creek on your left and you will be on the A32 southbound. Keep in the left hand lane for 0.75 miles and beware the speed camera opposite the petrol station!!! Just after the petrol station, the dual carriage way ends in a fork with the left hand lane keeping you on the A32 towards Gosport. If you take the right fork and go up over a flyover, you are heading the wrong way and will need to go back on yourself and return to the previous roundabout to re-join the A32.

Continue following the A32 for three miles until you approach the next roundabout which is a tricky double roundabout. You will need to approach the first of these in the right hand lane. Go straight across the first roundabout.

Keep in the right hand lane as you approach the second after 100 yards. At the second roundabout, take the THIRD exit signposted “HMS Sultan, Stokes Bay, Alverstoke & Privett Park”.

Follow “Military Road” for 1.3 miles passing through HMS Sultan Naval Base before reaching another roundabout at the end. You will see the Cocked Hat pub on your left and a car dealership ahead of you. This is the “Cocked Hat” Roundabout.

TURN LEFT immediately taking the first exit onto Privett Road. After approximately 400 yards, take the FOURTH left into the PRIVETT PARK Stadium and it is clearly signposted “Gosport Borough Football Club.”

Parking
Limited free Parking is available outside the Ground for those arriving early on match days. Otherwise there is street Parking around the Ground.

Admission prices

  • Adult £11
  • Concession (65+) £7
  • PIP/DLA Eligible £7
  • Under 16 FREE.

All supporters are asked to bring the correct money to avoid undue cash handling.

Track and Trace

Gosport Borough have advised that NHS Test and Trace QR Code Posters will be displayed at the Ground.

If not scanning via a mobile device, please bring a pre-completed Track and Trace form (maximum six per party), downloadable here.

Privett Park (courtesy of www.gosportboroughfc.co.uk)

For this game, the Ground will be limited to 600 spectators on a first come first serve basis.

Fans are advised to arrive early on the day to avoid queues.

Refreshments are available in the Clubhouse and at Jocks Burger bar in the Ground for supporters.

Inside the Stadium there will be social distancing measures in place, with hand sanitiser and a regulated entry system for the Boro’ Bar.

Stewards will have been briefed by the Club’s COVID-19 officer on how to ensure everyone is kept safe and fans should comply with any request they make.

Fans must stay in their groups (a maximum of six) and not mingle with others. Parents should keep children with them at all times.

Both the Alan Chase Main Stand and Harry Mizen Stand will be open. People are asked to respect social distancing when choosing where to sit or stand. The concourse behind each of the dugouts on either side of the tunnel will be kept clear of spectators to give a secure bubble for the players and officials.

The pitch is also out of bounds at all times as they would entering the players bubble. Anyone who ignores these rules will be removed from the Ground.

COVID-19 Stadium Risk Assessment (Download here)

COVID-19 Clubhouse Risk Assessment (Download here)

Match Preview (by Tom Bowen)

Following a defeat in the league, and a win the FA Cup, Farnborough travel away to Privett Park and face Gosport Borough on Saturday afternoon.

With each side searching for their first win of the season, who will come out on top?

Previous meetings

26th October 2019: Gosport Borough 3-1 Farnborough
19th October 2019: Farnborough 0-1 Gosport Borough
26th January 2019: Gosport Borough 0-2 Farnborough

Recent form

Gosport Borough
Tavistock 2-2 Gosport Borough (The Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying)
Chesham United 0-0 Gosport Borough

Farnborough
Chalfont St Peter 2-3 Farnborough (The Emirates FA Cup First Round Qualifying)
Farnborough 1-3 Swindon Supermarine
Farnborough 0-0 Lymington Town (The Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round)