Cup Final Details
The Wessex League Cup Final (v Baffins Milton Rovers) takes place on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May 3pm at AFC Portchester. Admission is £7 Adults, £4 Concessions.
The Southampton Senior Cup Final is on Wednesday 3rd May 7:30pm at St Mary's Stadium (v Team Solent). Admission is £10 Adults, £5 Concessions. It's pay on the night at the Itchen Stand turnstiles by the ticket office. Hospitality available at £20pp, Contact Mike Harvey on 07936 398902
U16 & U18 Trials for Next Season
U16 trials will take place on Saturdays, 3rd & 10th June at 12 noon. Contact Glen Couchman 07779 994349. U18 trials will take place on Thursdays, 1st & 8th June at 6:30pm. Contact Patrick McGonigle 07795 368913. All trials take place at the Universal Stadium
Sholing 3-2 Team Solent
Boatmen secured 3rd place in the league after defeating Team Solent, whilst, for the 2nd season running, Blackfield lost their last game to allow Sholing to overtake them. Boatmen went into a deserved half time lead thanks to goals by Jamie Bulpitt & Zac Mouland, who provided the assists to each other. Team Solent came back into the game in the second half, drawing level thanks to strikes from Sheedy & Mitford. However, with 7 minutes remaining, Bradey Norton, making his home debut, hooked in a shot from just inside the area - Match Report
Congratulations to Dan Mason, who was voted the Supporters Player of the Season for the 2nd year running
Brockenhurst 0-1 Sholing
Dan Mason's 43rd goal of the season kept the Boatmen in the hunt for 3rd place. D-Dan struck a low shot inside the post from 20 yards on 12 minutes in a open end to end first half. Second half was a bit more scrappy, but Sholing went close twice when Dan Miller had a header hacked off the line and Dan Mason's lob over the keeper went just wide. Home side had some half chances, but nothing that meant Gosney was called into action - Match Report
Portland United 1-0 Sholing
Boatmen were defeated by 2nd place Portland in a game where we never threatened to score. A first half defensive slip allowed Clarke space & time to finish. With the match not being allowed to flow and Portland looking strong at the back, Sholing's only chance was a shot by Dan Mason that went a yard wide. Second half was a complete non-event - Match Report
Sholing 1-1 Blackfield & Langley
Lee Wort scored for the 4th game in a row, but Blackfield hit back to share the points in a tight game. Sholing fielded a makeshift midfield with Byron & Bulpitt injured, Sawyer on hols & new signing Norton was unavailable. Wort smashed home on 23 mins from 15 yards after being set up by Dan Mason, before going off with an injury 10 mins later. Visitors got the equaliser in the 4th minute of added time through Jackson. Second half saw Sholing create three good chances, but each time, Snelling pulled off good saves. Gosney did the same to deny Blackfield a late chance - Match Report, Video & Photos
Alresford Town 0-1 Sholing
Lee Wort's 73rd minute goal saw the Boatmen claim a well deserved win on the road at 5th place Alresford. In a hard fought game, Sholing created the best chances and generally had the home side on the back foot for much of the game. Lee Wort got the only goal when a clearance from Gosney was taken on the 2nd bounce and from 20 yards Wort's shot across the keeper found the bottom corner. Sholing saw out the game, with another clean sheet to add to the collection for Dan Miller making his 200th appearance and Ryan Gosney, his 100th - Match Report
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!
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.
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
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