Lymington Town’s Mike Gosney scores two against Bournemouth Poppies

Lymington Town’s Mike Gosney (left) celebrates with substitute Mickey Finch after scoring the equalising penalty

Sydenhams Wessex Premier: Lymington Town 2-2 Bournemouth Poppies


LYMINGTON TOWN rallied late on to take a share of the spoils against Bournemouth Poppies at the Sports Ground on Saturday.

Early efforts by Lymington’s Ron Frost and Mike Gosney came to nothing before Mick Watts was forced off with an injury, to be replaced by Jake King.

Home keeper Nic Jones then made a great save to deny Poppies. Lymington dominated the remainder of the first half, without being able to penetrate a stubborn visiting defence.

Early second-half action saw Gosney fluff an easy chance and the visitors took advantage of the miss with Manny Ohameje firing the Poppies in front in the 59th minute.

The goal rocked Lymington and whilst they were still at sixes and sevens, Poppies scored a second when River Smith got on the score sheet in the 66th minute.

Lymington regrouped and in the 73rd minute, talisman Gosney skilfully muscled his way through before hammering the goal of the game into the net.

With six minutes remaining Lymington were awarded a penalty for hand ball and up stepped Gosney to convert his 24th goal of the season and the share of the spoils from a cracking game that was a credit to the Sydenhams League.

Lymington Town: Jones, Davies, Manuel, Stephenson (c), Ansell, Frost, Watt, Man, Flynn, Ross, Gosney. Subs: King, Jarvis. Finch, Fuller.