Message from Dave Diaper
Diapes has spoken about the cancellation of the 2019/20 season and gives his thoughts and thanks to the Sholing FC Family. To read Dave's full message, please click here
FA Statement - 2019/20 season Null & Void
The FA have announced the season for Non League football from step 3 to step 6 is Null & void. All results have been expunged and there will be no relegation or promotion between the leagues. Also, the planned restructuring won't now take place until the end of the 2020/21 season.
This is a sad outcome, but we are in an unprecedented position and in someways, the FA & Leagues were in a no win situation. Not sure yet what the official line is regarding player appearances and goals, they probably want them wiped off for the past 8 months. However, I think for our own club purposes, we will keep the stats going as it's harsh on the players otherwise.
Thank you so much to all our fans, volunteers, sponsors, players & coaches for all your wonderful support and hard work this season. When life goes back to normal, we will need you all more than ever, but for now, it's more important you look after yourselves and your loved ones, follow the national health advice, Stay home, stay safe.
Chairman Gerry Roberts, Director Dave Diaper & Youth & Pan Disability Chair Carly Kinsey, have agreed regarding the current Coronavirus situation, that Sholing FC have a duty of care to the wellbeing of everybody associated within the club and the community. Therefore, in keeping with Government & FA guidelines, ALL football activities, including training, matches and functions will be suspended with immediate effect & until further notice.
Desperately sad news that Ray Tyrrell passed away yesterday. Ray was such a lovely, kind & generous bloke and a wonderful servant to Sholing FC as well as our Youth Section and all the many teams that played over the ground over the years. Mostly known for running the bar on matchdays, but "Raymondo" also did so much for us, from caretaker duties to providing refreshments for the soccer schools and much more. We were so lucky to have him as both a supporter and volunteer and he will be greatly missed by everyone at Sholing. All our love and thoughts to Pauline, Vanessa, Vicky, Ben and all the family.
Sholing 5-0 Bemerton Heath
Boatmen cruised into the Semi Final of the Russell Cotes cup with a comfortable win on a freezing cold night at the Mackoy Stadium. On 20 mins, Stu Green's curling shot was pushed out by the keeper, but only to Owen Roundell to knock in. Sholing then scored two quality goals inside 2 mins of each other. On 28 mins, Jake Hoole's perfect cross was met with a side foot finish by Dan Mason. Then straight after, Stu Green controlled a long ball and lifted a brilliant angled chip over the keeper from 18 yards. On 66 minutes, Boatmen's fourth saw Owen Royl surge forward with the ball finding Dan Mason to back heel into the path of Stu Green to sweep in his 2nd goal. Scoring was completed on 76 mins when two subs combined as Jack Nicholas burst to the byline and his cut back was tapped in by Josh Carey - Match Report
Barnstaple Town 0-0 Sholing
Boatmen couldn't find a way past the bottom of the table side's defence, despite dominating a wind effected game. A linesman's flag denied Owen Roundell from scoring a stoppage time winner, but the point extends our unbeaten run to 7 matches as we remain in 10th place - Match Report
Paulton Rovers 3-4 Sholing
Boatmen won a 7 goal thriller with a storming comeback to get a big 3 points on the road at 5th place Paulton. Home side took the lead after 11 minutes and doubled it on the half hour mark, but straight from the restart, Lee Wort got Sholing back into the game and we were then level right on the half time whistle when Owen Roundell found the net. Paulton went back in front a minute into the second half and it looked for a while as it maybe a frustrating evening as Sholing found themselves on the wrong end of most of the refs decisions. However, on 75 minutes, Dan Mason equalised with his 19th goal of the season. Then, 3 minutes later, the Boatmen were in front! Byron Mason picked a great moment to score his 100th goal for the club as he headed in a corner and despite many agonising minutes added on after the 90, the Boatmen held out to get another impressive win and move up to 10th in the table - Match Report & Video
The Imperial Club
Many thanks to James Beattie for cutting the ribbon today to open our new facility, which will be called "THE IMPERIAL CLUB" ! Thank you to Neil Smith & Imperial Cars for their support and for all the local businesses & volunteers which have provided financial and hands-on help to make it a reality. Also, we will never forget the original amazing donation from Budweiser that has meant so much to the club and allowed us to progress redevelopment - More photos & details here