Christchurch 1-5 Sholing
Lee Wort grabbed a 6 minute hat-trick as the Boatmen continued their superb start to the season with another big win. Brad Targett scored his first senior competitive goal in the 17th minute, collecting a punched clearance from a corner & steering a 20 yard shot just inside the upright. Dan Mason made it 2-0 on 35, chesting down and firing in from 10 yards to make it 7 goals in 4 games. Home side headed in a goal on 79 mins to perhaps make it a nervy ending, but all that happened is that Sholing went up a gear and Wort smashed in 3 quick fire goals. First on 82, winning a 50/50 with keeper and tapping home. Then Gosney's clearance on 86 mins sent him clear to drill into the far corner before he side footed in a Targett cross a minute later. 13 goals in 4 games for the front two & the Boatmen's 100% record continues - Match Report & Photos
Knaphill 0-3 Sholing
Boatmen advanced in the FA Cup with a comfortable win at Knaphill. Sholing bossed the game as early as 4 minutes when Jake Hoole threaded a ball into the path of Lee Wort who rolled his shot past the advancing keeper. Wort was to have another effort hit the bar and another cleared off the line in a first half that the Boatmen dominated. After Bulpitt was fouled in the box on 49 mins, Dan Mason thumped home the penalty and 10 minutes later D-Dan had his second, with a lovely back flick header from TJ's corner. Knaphill weren't able to seriously trouble the Sholing defence and we now face US Portsmouth (away) in the next round on 25th August - Match Report, Video & Photos
Alresford Town 1-3 Sholing
Boatmen scored three superb second half goals to win an eventful match at Alresford, but will also be indebted to goalie, Ryan Gosney for two top drawer saves at crucial moments in the game. The home team started strongly and won a penalty on 12 mins, but Gos dived full length to his right to push it round the post. Boatmen got the breakthrough on 52 minutes with a fantastic goal. Byron released Marv McLean down the left, he beat a defender, cut to the edge of the box and curled a right foot shot just inside the far post. Alresford equalised on 67 mins, down to a slip in defence that presented a run in on goal and a tidy finish. However, Sholing were soon back in front, when on 71 mins, Dan Mason hit a 12 yard volley from a dropping ball over his shoulder that surprised the keeper at his near post. Clinching goal came when TJ put over a pinpoint cross from the right wing for the arriving Lee Wort to bury a header. After a sticky start, Boatmen showed character and then some class to earn all three points - Match Report & Photos
Bemerton Heath 0-4 Sholing
Dan Mason smashed a hat-trick on the opening day of the season as the Boatmen won in emphatic style at Bemerton Heath. In a game we dominated from first to the last minute, D-Dan opened the scoring after just 6 mins when following some pinball in the area, he got the final touch to divert it home. Lead was doubled on 24 mins when Owen Royl's freekick was nodded into the top corner by D-Dan. Lee Wort also went close and Billy Connor hit the post in the first half. Dan Mason claimed his hat-trick in the 55th minute as he hammered in a shot at the near post. Lee Wort then got Sholing's 4th when he drilled a low shot under the keeper. D-Dan could have scored 3 more times, including hitting the bar and lobbing inches over it as the Boatmen made an impressive start to the season on a very hot day - Match Report & Photos
Sholing Kit Sponsorship Winners!
Congratulations to Emerald Motor Company and Camray Refurbishments for winning the Home & Away shirt sponsorship draw for 2018/19. The draw was made at the AGM and a video is on the following link: Click here for full details
We would like to increase the number of matchday stewards at home games. First Aid training, not essential, but would be helpful. All stewards will receive appropriate clothing and a discounted drink/food on matchdays. Contact Greg Dickson on 07496 804555 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Pitch Squares & Sholing Golf Day
Win £350 by sponsoring a Sholing Pitch square! Just £10 gets you into the draw and funds raised assist the club with pitch & ground maintenance. Full Details Here. Golf Day - Bookings are being taken now for our 3rd annual Sholing FC Golf day, which takes place on Friday 21st Sept at Romsey Golf Club. Full Details Here.
Thank you Budweiser!!!
We are blown away by Budweiser's £100,000 donation towards improving the Football facilities at Sholing and eternally grateful to them (and the FA) for listening to our story and sharing our vision - Club Statement
For more club news, please visit the Latest News section...