Sholing 5-0 Bournemouth
A successful club day saw almost 500 people through the gate to witness a big win for Dave Diaper's 900th game in charge. After the pre-match presentations by the Wessex League & the club to Diapes, the game got underway in warm sunshine but a very strong cold wind. On 18 mins, Lee Wort was felled in the box and Dan Mason thumped home the penalty for goal 42 of the season. Just before half time, Micky Hubbard collected the ball in the area and fired into the bottom corner. Third goal came on 50 minutes when TJ Cuthbertson fired a low shot through a sea of legs following a corner. Micky Hubbard got his second on the hour mark, scoring from a 20 yard freekick off the far post. Scoring was wrapped up on 66 mins when Lee Wort chipped the ball over the keeper from just inside box for a classy finish - Match Report, Photo Gallery & Videos
Diapes 900 Not out!
This Saturday's Free admission home game will mark Dave Diaper's 900th game in charge of the club! A remarkable statistic and a credit to Diapes commitment to the Boatmen & the game he loves. He speaks about how he came to join Vospers in 1999 and shares the secret for the club's success on the website here.
Coach Travel to Portland
We are running a coach to our away game at Portland United on Saturday 8th of April and there are a limited number of seats available for supporters on a first come first served basis. Cost is £20 and if you are interested, please phone Dave Diaper on 07770 873555
Sholing 2-0 Team Solent
Boatmen reached the final of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup thanks to a strong team performance in an entertaining game full of good football. The woodwork was hit by both sides in the 1st half before the breakthrough came on 44 mins when Lee Wort was tripped in the area and he slotted home the penalty. Boatmen's defence kept the visitors at bay after the break, whilst creating a few chances and on 76 minutes, good work by Lee Wort saw him cross low into the box, the keeper got a touch on it, but it fell to Jamie Bulpitt to finish from 6 yards. Sholing will face Baffins Milton Rovers in the final at AFC Portchester's ground on Monday 1st May 3pm - Match Report & Video
Cowes Sports 1-3 Sholing
Dan Mason hit a spectacular hat-trick to not only win the points for the Boatmen, but to take him to 100 first team goals for Sholing. The landmark has come in just his last 154 games for the club as well. Dan opened the scoring in the 2nd minute when Hubbard played a freekick into his feet & D-Dan turned & thumped his effort into the top corner. On 60 mins, he chested the ball past a defender and smashed it in from 18 yards. The hat-trick was complete on 70 mins a deep corner was headed back and the deadly striker with his back to goal, hooked it in from 6 yards. Cowes got a goal back a minute after Sholing went 2 up, but the Boatmen could have scored many more in the final 20 mins - Match Report, Photos & Video
Sholing 0-1 Moneyfields
A very debatable second half Penalty decided a game that saw more attention on the Referee than on the football. Tempers boiled over several times throughout, not helped by decisions that confused both sides and everyone watching. It ended up ruining a game between two strong sides. Sholing almost got an equaliser when Byron's powerful header was brilliantly saved, but neither side created much, or were allowed to - Match Report
Whitchurch Utd 1-0 Sholing
Dave Diaper was forced into making 8 changes after Thursday's nights epic game and Sholing never clicked on a challenging pitch. Home side created the best chances, Jordan Brooks made 2 good saves and Whitchurch also hit the bar. Boatmen's best spell was after the restart, but one excellent save by the home goalie and a couple of scrambles in the box was all we had to show going forward. Home side broke away to score the winner on 62 mins and we never looked likely to equalise - Match Report & Photo Gallery
Sholing 3-2 Brockenhurst
Boatmen reached the final of the Southampton Senior Cup after a remarkable come from behind win in Extra-Time. It was a match that took 3 hours to complete due to an injury to the linesman in the second half and an almost 20 minute delay whilst a replacement was found. Brockenhurst took the lead in the 1st half through Speechley-Price, but TJ Cuthbertson drilled in a 25 yard daisy cutter to equalise. It was end to end in the second half, but after the long delay, game went to extra-time. Ryan Long looked to have won it for Brock after 104 mins, but in the second half of extra time, Marv Mclean picked a perfect time to score his first of the season with a side foot volley. Then on 113 mins, Dan Mason got to the ball ahead of the keeper, checked back and fired through the bodies on the line to seal an amazing win. The game had it all, even the referee losing his teeth. You really had to be there to have believed it! Sholing will face Team Solent in the final at St Mary's. Date TBC - Match Report & Video Highlights
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