Sholing 3-1 Barnstaple Town
Boatmen got a deserved three points in a game we dominated, but had to be patient in. The visitors were given a penalty in the 8th minute after an underhit backpass, which Barnstaple scored from. Stu Green hit the post straight from the restart, but on 20 mins equalised when he touched in TJ's 25 yard shot. D-Dan had an effort off the line & there were several other missed chances in the remainder of the first half and was the same story in the second. D-Dan was denied by a great save, then Wort by the post before the visitors resistance was finally broken on 69 mins when Marv's great run and cut-back was finished by Brad Targett. Barnstaple went down to 10 men and Sholing got the 3rd with the last kick of the match. On another day, Dan Mason might have scored a hat-trick, this time he went round the keeper, but saw his effort blocked, but he was able to poke the loose ball to Stu Green for a tap-in and his 6th goal in his first 5 games for the Boatmen - Match Report
Clubhouse Opening & Xmas Raffle
The new clubhouse will have its official opening on Saturday 7th December at 1:15pm (ahead of our home game v Larkhall). Everyone is welcome to attend and we hope to have a special guest(s) cutting the ribbon. Over the next couple of weeks the internal fit out will be completed as well as new paths & access ramps built. Tickets are now on sale from the clubhouse bar for the Christmas Raffle. We would welcome any prizes that sponsors or supporters would like to donate. Speak to Vanessa on matchdays. Also, we have a new stock of Sholing Bobble hats to keep you warm watching the team through the winter. On sale from the bar at £10 each
Sholing 2-1 Barton Rovers
Boatmen reached the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round thanks to a blistering first half attacking display and a backs to the wall strong defensive second half one. Jake Hoole opened the scoring on 5 mins, following up after Green's shot had been parried. Lee Wort should have scored soon after, but made amends on 35 mins, side footing in a great cross by Marv McLean into the 6 yard box. Dan Mason was denied by a good save and Stu Green by the post in a one-sided first half. It was a different story after the break as Barton Rovers went for it and had the majority of possession, forcing Gosney into a good save and were handed a lifeline with a penalty on 65 mins that was converted. Boatmen could have made it safe on the break several times, but were wasteful as the game entered a tense final 15 mins. However, the Sholing defence held strong, snuffing out the visitors attacks and the Boatmen will now wait to see who they face at home on the 23rd November - Match Report & Interviews
Frome Town 1-0 Sholing
A hard defeat to take for the Boatmen, who seemed on our way to a deserved point at the league leaders, but were denied by an 85th minute winner. Home side had hit the woodwork a couple of times, but Sholing had plenty of the game and the Frome keeper made a couple of good stops and it was slightly against the run of play when Mannings prodded in the late goal. The hunt for our first away league goal and points continues, but after a performance like this, it won't be far off - Match Report
Sholing 2-0 Marlow
Boatmen advance in the FA Trophy against Marlow, who ended the game with 9 men and no manager. The visitors saw red after just 24 mins as their number 9 aimed a headbutt at Roundell. The Marlow keeper pulled off 3 good saves to deny Wort twice and Bulpitt once, but it was goaless at half time. Sholing finally made the breakthrough on 74 mins when Roundell's ball to the far stick was headed back by Byron to Dan Mason to nod in. Marlow then had a 2nd red card for an alleged stamp, but wasn't clear what was going on. Boatmen made the game safe on 83 mins when Dan Mason's flick on was gathered by Brad Targett in the box to ride a challenge and finish past the advancing keeper. The visitors then had their manager & his assistant sent to the changing rooms to cap a miserable trip for them. Job done for Sholing & we now face Barton Rovers at the Mackoy Stadium on Saturday 9 November - Match Report
Marlow 0-0 Sholing
Boatmen earned a replay in a game of few clear chances on a heavy pitch in driving rain. Stu Green flicked over the bar in the first half & Brad Targett did the same after the break. Marlow hit the post & Luke Eaton made a good follow up save on his debut in goal for Sholing. Alex Sawyer had a chance late on but couldn't get a clean connection. Replay is this Tuesday at the Mackoy Stadium, 7:45pm kick off - Match Report
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".