Sholing 5-1 Fareham Town

Lee Wort smashed a hat-trick as the Boatmen steamrolled Fareham Town to make it 15 out of 15 in the League.  On a heavy pitch, Sholing were up against a club who have often been something of a bogey team in the past. However, today, the Boatmen created chances at will and took 5 of them. Byron Mason opened the scoring, heading in TJ's corner on 22 mins. Targett then hit the post before he set up Lee Wort to slot home on 39 mins.  After the break, Wort's shot in a crowded area went off Dan Mason, with D-Dan claiming the goal.  Byron hit the bar as the efforts rained down on the Fareham goal as hard as the rain from the sky. On 59mins, Dan Mason won the ball off a defender and set up Lee Wort to score. That was Sholing's 100th goal in all competitions this season. On 83 mins, Jake Hoole did well to get the ball into the area where Lee Wort hit a half volley off the post for his hat-trick.  Fareham got a late consolation with pretty much, their only shot of the game, as Sholing cruised to their 18th win in a row - Match Report & Video

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Sholing 6-2 Pagham

Even by the Boatmen's very high standards this season, this was a fantastic performance to roar into the FA Vase 4th round and make it 17 wins in a row.  Pagham had only lost once this season in the league, but they were torn to bits in a first half where Sholing ran riot. Dan Mason, making his 350th appearance got the ball rolling on 5 mins when his run into the box saw his effort deflected past the keeper. On 22 mins, Alex Sawyer pounced on a rebound to poke home, before on 35 mins, Lee Wort's shot was well saved, but the rebound was swept in by Dan Mason.  Right on half time, Byron Mason nodded in at the far post, in a first 45 mins where Sholing also had 2 shots cleared off the line and the Pagham keeper made several good saves.   Pagham pulled one back on 51 mins, but 2 minutes later, Dan Miller scored with a towering header from a corner.  Ryan Gosney then made a terrific penalty save on 62 mins before a brilliant individual goal by Brad Targett on 84 mins. Pagham got a late consolation, but this was a fantastic display by the Boatmen to go into the hat on Monday - Match Report & Photos

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Sholing 1-0 Horndean

Jake Hoole's late winner with 4 minutes remaining kept Sholing's 100% record going, but they came under severe examination by 3rd place Horndean.  Boatmen were thankful for several excellent second half saves by Ryan Gosney as the visitors created the better openings for the majority of the match. After an even first half, Boatmen created two good chances from the restart with Byron & Dan Mason both heading over when well placed. Game remained on a knifedge, with Gosney & his defence keeping Horndean at bay, until on 86 minutes the Boatmen snatched the winner. Dan Mason flicked on a ball into the right channel, where Lee Wort bust a gut to get to it and cut back into the box for Jake Hoole to spin and finish to make it 14 out of 14 for Sholing after a sad week for the club - Match Report & Photos

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Alessandro Zarrelli

Extremely sad & shocking news that Alessandro (Alex) Zarrelli has died following a road traffic accident on Sunday.  Alex (34) had very recently joined the club, making two appearances from the bench after a long career playing and coaching in Non League & Youth Football.  The club sends its deepest condolences to Alex's friends & family.  RIP.

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Royal Navy 0-1 Sholing

Dan Miller's second half header was the difference between the two sides as the Boatmen went through to the Hampshire Cup Quarter Finals and registered their 15th win on the spin.  The Royal Navy team put in a good performance, making it tough for Sholing and it always felt like a game where one goal would probably win it.  It arrived on 70 minutes, as Miller rose highest at the far post to power in a header from a corner - Match Report

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Sholing 3-1 Baffins Milton Rovers

It wasn't unlucky 13 for the Boatmen as they continued their 100% League record with a deserved win over Baffins Milton Rovers.  After a quiet opening to the game, Baffins missed a golden chance to score and were made to pay a minute later when Marv's run & cross eventually found Lee Wort to hammer home from 10 yards on 34 mins.  Dan Miller then had a header cleared off the line as Sholing took control of the match.  On 50 mins, Dan Mason scored his 29th and probably most scruffy goal of the season as a clearance by the keeper hit him and sailed back into the net. There was nothing scruffy about the 3rd on 80mins, as a classy build up involving Marv & Ryan Mackney ended with Dan Mason smashing into the top corner, his 30th of the campaign.  The visitors got a consolation goal on 83, but Sholing racked up their 14th win in a row - Match Report & Photos

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Sholing 1-0 AFC Totton

Jake Hoole's second half goal put the Boatmen through to the Russell Cotes Cup 3rd Round as they defeated Southern League side, AFC Totton.  In front of a good crowd of 202, both sides made changes, but still put out strong line-ups, although it was a low-key first half, with a shot a-piece on target by both sides.  Game livened up in the 2nd half as Sholing threatened more, with Hoole forcing the keeper into a fantastic diving save.  He wasn't to be denied on 72 minutes, as Targett's shot was blocked, but fell to Jake Hoole, 10 yards out to smash home his 6th goal of the season.  Lee Wort went close twice and apart from a late chance for Bennett, Totton were unable to breach the solid Boatmen defence, as the club chalked up a 15th clean sheet of the campaign and 13th win on the trot - Match Report

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Sholing 3-1 Bashley

In driving rain on a very heavy pitch, the Boatmen had to dig deep to maintain their 100% league record, a task made all the harder by having to play the final 25 minutes with 10 men.  Bashley took the lead on 17 mins after a dubious penalty award, but the Boatmen were level on the stroke of half time as Brad Targett latched onto a flick-on to finish. The young striker scored his & Sholing's second on 58 mins when Lee Wort's inviting cross was met by a diving header at the far post by Targett.  Brad then picked up a second yellow, after previously receiving a harsh first one.  The Boatmen defended in numbers and although Bashley had a lot of possession & pressure, didn't really worry Gosney in goal. In added time, Byron won a tackle on the half way line to send Dan Mason clear, he held off a challenge, went round the keeper and smashed into the far top corner from a tight angle to seal the win with his 28th goal of the season. 12 out of 12 in the league and 12th consecutive victory in all competitions - Match Report & Photos

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