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
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
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".