Gosport Borough

16th February 2013

Southern League Premier Division
Gosport Borough 1 v Bedworth United 0
Gate: £9
Atten: 374

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Harry's Seat
Ground:Gosport Borough Football Club has been based at their home Privett Park since the club were founded in 1944. A new stand was constructed in 2011 on the east side of the ground to accommodate a further 300 seated.  The new stand, known as the Harry Mizen Stand after a former President of the Club. Today a seat remains unused in his honour.
The clubhouse is situated behind the near goal and was opened in 1972. There is a small overhang which provides some additional cover for those spectators who prefer not to venture too far from their half-time tipple. You are given a warm welcome and you can sense the positive vibes around the place from both Staff, Players and the loyal fans. In recent seasons, success has found its way to Privett Park and with a big push this season for the play offs, more, may not be too far away. The Tea Hut is excellent with caring service and yummy home made goodies, all sensibly priced, you feel that you should make more than one visit !

Spinnaker Tower
The main stand is superb in every way. It dominates the ground, like a headmaster. Full of history of bygone years with lovely vistas towards the waterfront and Spinnaker Tower (A 170 metre tall visitor attraction overlooking historical Portsmouth harbour and the Solent).
The Club had a very good community and family ethos which some other clubs could do well by following. 8/10

Match Enjoyment: My day was made most enjoyable by meeting up with some old friends from "The Bedworth Bootroom" , never short of a great story or two and always great company. Yesterday they did not fail to deliver. I do admire one of their most ardent fans  Mr Colin , who with his incurable optimism for over half a century has followed  the "Green Army" everywhere through thin and ........ thin ! This is what i love about non league football, meeting up with fans who travel from Poole to Gretna and everywhere in between. The 'gorgeous' ladies from Bedworth with their flags draped over the railings for all to see, whilst miles from home only to see them put in a spirited performance only to lose to a better, more experienced team with more guile. Dont get me wrong the Greenbacks made things awkward for 'Port and the goal they conceded was softer than a marshmallow. Three defenders, a goalie could only watch as the ball trickled in from ten yards out after bouncing and bobbling about 4 or 5 times through the mud. Gosport always looked in control but the Greenbacks battled until the final whistle ..... 5/10


  1. I've been to Gosport twice this season and both times found a nice, welcoming and friendly club.

    Reading up on that magnificent old stand (via a book found in the Bitterne Local History Society shop in Southampton) I found out that the ground, Privett Park, opened in 1937 and was originally home to Gosport F.C who played in white shorts and blue and yellow shirts.

    1. Row Z ..... Thanks for your comments and for some more history, very kind.
      For anyone yet to visit Privett Park maybe if Gosport get in the play offs that would be a perfect time to visit this most enjoyable ground.