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Blues look for home comforts

Blues will look to continue their fine home form when they host basement side Gosport Borough on Tuesday, kick-off 7.45pm.

Kevin Watson’s side have hit four goals in each of their last two home games and will move up to 19th if they win on Tuesday.

Gosport will arrive at the ProKit (UK) Stadium rock bottom of the Evo-Stik South Premier table with just nine points from 34 games and appear to be in a straight fight with Dunstable Town to avoid the single relegation spot.

They have conceded at least five goals on ten occasions and four in a further three games and have already let in 110 goals.

A brace of goals from Tyrique Hyde and a Mark Hughes strike gave Blues a 3-1 win when they travelled to Privett Park in October.

Both Blues and Borough were relegated from the National League South last season, but while Stortford have stabilised and despite the loss against Banbury seeing them drop to 20th place they have a ten-point cushion over the sides immediately below them, Gosport have endured a torrid season and are in danger of a second straight relegation.

Boss Alex Pike quit shortly after they had gone out of the FA Cup against Swindon Supermarine and after a brief spell under caretaker Danny Thompson, Mike Catlin took the job.

But a takeover at the Hampshire club saw Pike return only to see Catlin quit when he was informed he was now joint manager.