Unfortunately after two of the floodlight pylons and various sockets around the ground failed on 58 minutes, tonight's game v Walton & Hersham had to be abandoned. The cause was a loss of one of the 3 phases feeding the ground, something that couldn't be fixed on the spot. Very unfortunate, it's not happened before and we will endeavour to make sure it doesn't happen again. We will post an update on the ticket situation when it's been discussed within the club.
Basingstoke Town 1-2 Sholing
Boatmen came from behind to get a hard fought win thanks to a superb Dan Mason brace. In an even first half, both sides went close, Dan Miller & Charlie Davis denied by excellent saves. However, just before the break, Gos's pass was intercepted and Basingstoke took the lead. George Milner-Smith headed off the line to deny the home side a second and then we got the equaliser on 52 mins. The Basingstoke keeper kicked the ball straight at Dan Mason, who had a lot to do, but from a tight angle on the left edge of the box, he hit a first time side foot shot that went in off the far post. That was a classy finish, but there was better to come when Luka Chalwell found D-Dan to smash in an unstoppable shot from 20 yards. Brad Targett got a second yellow to leave us a man down for the last 20 mins, but the lads dug deep and Gos made a great save as we came home from the freezing fog with 3 points - Match Report
Sholing 11-0 Hedge End Town
Boatmen advanced in the Southampton Senior Cup after a big win over Hampshire Div 1 side, Hedge End Town. Sholing were 7-0 up at half time, with the visitors task made harder by going a man down after a red card on 40 mins. Jake Cope scored a hat-trick and there were also goals for recent signings, Luka Chalwell, George Milner-Smith, Fareed Saidu Salifu & Mathias Tepe. Returning from injury, Rob Flooks & Dan Miller found the net with headers and Brad Targett scored the goal of the game. Ryan Harfield rounded off the scoring - Match Report
Sholing 2-0 Poole Town
A fantastic performance got the win it deserved after two goals in two first half minutes. Dan Mason deftly headed home and straight after, Brad Targett cut in from the left and curled a low shot into the far corner from 18 yards. Boatmen created several more opportunities in an entertaining first half. Poole had more possession in the second half, but were kept at arms length by a well drilled hard working Sholing defence, meaning that Gos had little to do. Dan Mason went close to scoring again and Charlie Davis hit the bar as the Boatmen picked up the 3 points - Match Report
Chesham United 2-1 Sholing
Boatmen were very unlucky to come away with no points from 3rd place Chesham after an excellent performance. Team responded well after Saturday's defeat and were to create the most chances and play the better football, but were undone by a defensive mistake and a dubious penalty. We got back into the game after a brilliant goal by Dan Mason and fought hard for an equaliser, that sadly didn't come - Match Report
Sholing 0-4 Tiverton Town
A very bad day at the office as the Boatmen never got going and were easily beaten by Tiverton. The visitors always looked the more hungry and better organised of the two teams and took the lead early on after dominating the first half, when a cross was sidefooted home inside the post. Then in the second half, two world class goals in the space of 3 minutes. A mazy run and emphatic finish and then a 50 yard drilled chip over Gosney. The 4th goal summed it up for Sholing, a totally free header at the back post - Match Report
Swindon Supermarine 0-0 Sholing
Boatmen came away with a point on the road, extending our unbeaten league run to 7 games. Sholing had the bulk of the possession, but the home side created the better chances, with Ryan Gosney making 3 excellent saves, including one deep in added time. For us, Keane Anderson went closest with a shot just wide and Jake Adams had a stoppage time chance saved, but a draw was a fair result - Match Report
Paul Doswell's first interview
To read a wide ranging interview with new manager, Paul Doswell, please click this link. "Doz" talks about last night's win, his new management team, Dave Diaper and his short and long term aims for Sholing. It's a fascinating insight.