Sholing 3-2 Bideford

Lee Wort scored a brilliant solo goal on his return to the club as the Boatmen came from two goals down to win and grab three much needed points in a topsy turvy game.  In a nightmare first 8 minutes, we found ourselves 2-0 behind with Ryan Turner sidefooting home in the first minute and then prodding in soon after as the Boatmen looked all at sea at the back.  However, we scored twice in the space of 3 minutes to make it even at half time. On 31 minutes, Bulpitt fed Stu Green, who hit a lovely first time angled shot across the keeper and into the far corner.  That was a good goal, but the next one was even better. Stu Green put his head in where it hurt to knock the ball to Lee Wort, who took the ball on, swerved and checked into the box past three defenders before firing in off the far post.  It was the club record scorer's 250th goal in his 450th game!   Second half was a bit scrappy, but Bideford hit the inside of the post just after the restart, before Wort rattled the bar with a header from Hoole's great cross.  With 7 minutes remaining, Dan Mason charged down a clearance and raced onto the loose ball to square it into the box for the arriving Stu Green to slot home his 4th goal in his first 2 matches and get the win - Match Report & Photos


Sholing 2-1 Bristol Manor Farm

It was a dream debut for Stuart Green as he bagged both of the Boatmen's goals and put in an impressive performance as we advance in the FA Trophy.  Despite rain making the pitch heavier and heavier, it was a great game to watch, with Sholing dominating the first half as we peppered the visitors goal.  After being denied by several good saves and then the woodwork, including Dan Mason making his 400th appearance being denied twice by the keeper, we finally broke through on 35 mins when Jake Hoole fed Stu Green to sweep high into the net from 12 yards.  Second half was more even and the visitors equalised on 52 mins, direct from a 25 yard freekick that seemed to take a deflection as it went just inside the upright.  Both keepers pulled off good saves, but it was Sholing who got the winner when a cross by TJ eventually fell to Stu Green to stab in via the underside of the bar.  He was denied his hat-trick late on with a good save, but what a debut to remember! - Match Report & Photos

In the FA Trophy First Qualifying Round, we have been draw away to Marlow FC. Tie scheduled for Saturday 26 October 3pm


Sholing 5-1 Hythe & Dibden

Boatmen advanced in the Southampton Senior Cup with a win over Wessex Div 1 Leaders, Hythe & Dibden.  Sholing had the ball in the back of the net after just 20 seconds, as Jamie Bulpitt pounced on a loose ball in the box.  He was then fouled on 15 mins for a penalty that Dan Mason converted. Visitors were made to pay for passing the ball around their own box on 24 mins when Brad Targett intercepted and scored. On 40 mins, Dan Mason met Alex Sawyer's corner with a low diving header past the keeper.  In a slower paced second half, Hythe & Dibden got a deserved goal with a well worked and taken effort on 50 mins. Sholing's 5th came on 82 mins as James Lauder fired low into the corner - Match Report


Sholing 1-2 Winchester City

A game that started so brightly for Sholing, ended in bitter disappointment after another defeat in the League.  When Dan Mason finished off an excellent move on 3 mins, the Boatmen were well on top and looking good for goals, but when Winchester equalised against the run of play on 20 mins, the visitors then grew into the match, with Gosney making two good saves, but also a couple of poor throw outs that led to scrambled defending. Brad Targett forced an acrobatic tip over the bar on 60 mins and Dan Mason also worked the keeper soon after, but on 73 mins, Winchester took the lead. A corner was floated in and Gosney appeared to catch it, but it slipped through his fingers allowing a gift of a prod over the line.  Boatmen couldn't create enough to force an equaliser and for the 6th time this season in just 8 games, fell to defeat - Match Report & Photos




Mackoy Stadium !

Sholing Football Club are delighted to announce the new name for our ground with immediate effect is the: MACKOY STADIUM

The club are thrilled to have Mackoy Groundwork and Civil Engineering as owners of the stadium naming rights.  Sholing Chairman, Gerry Roberts said : "This is a major coup for the Boatmen to have a company of Mackoy's size and standing as our partners".  "We look forward to working closely with them as we continue to grow Sholing FC in our community".