Craig McAllister had nothing but praise for Gosport Borough after their 3-0 pre-season friendly defeat by Pompey at Privett Park.

The Borough manager was impressed by their attitude and work-rate against the Football League opponents. They were well in the game for a long time until Pompey kicked on in the final stages.

McAllister felt it was an excellent occasion for his team to be taking on the Blues and facing some good quality first team squad players.

He said: “Personally I think this was a very good night for Gosport Borough.

“For an hour we looked really decent. All the players did what we asked them to do, which was to work hard and keep their shape.

“We knew we had to match them in the simple things which is something that we did. Portsmouth had some very experienced players out there and we were up against a full-time side that have been together for a couple of years.

“It was goalless at half-time and possibly we could have been in front. I felt we created more at that stage and had one or two clear chances.”

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