TAUNTON Town returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 2-1 win over an inform Gosport Borough side at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium.

It was striker Jared Lewington's late goal that sealed the win for Taunton which lifts them to eighth in the table.

After the match manager Rob Dray told Taunton Town TV it was a thoroughly deserved win for his side.

"It is nice to be at home and it is nice to get a win, it was thoroughly deserved, we deserved to win that game."

"I am really pleased with the result, I think we controlled the game pretty much start to finish," Dray said.

The first half was a rather tense period that saw limited chances for both sides and it went into the break 0-0.

There was a good chance for Town to score in the first period when Ioan Richards’ header hit the crossbar.

Early in the second half the deadlock was finally broken; Jack Veale’s cross was diverted into his own net by Matt Briggs of Gosport Borough.

Gethyn Hill was a whisker away from doubling his team’s lead, his sublime chip being tipped onto the post by Borough keeper shortly after the opening goal.

Gosport equalised on 77 minutes when Matt Paterson headed in Mason Walsh’s corner, in what was a goal they perhaps deserved.

However the Peacocks hit back within a minute when Jared Lewington drilled home the winner after being set up by Ross Stearn.

Later in the game Borough had Bedsente Gomis sent off for two yellow cards as Town held on for a deserved victory which was an impressive performance.

This win is the Peacocks first win in four games and is a big scalp that could boost confidence in the squad going forward.

Up next Taunton take on Poole Town on November 27 at the Cygnet Health Care Stadium, kick off is 3pm.