Scorers : Toby McCauly 72 / Doug Rowe 6, James Davis 45+2, Nick Yeomans 45+4
Date : Tuesday 8th December 2015 - 7:45pm kick off - Hampshire Senior Cup 3rd Round
Moneyfields : Matt Silvett, Jack MacFarlane, Conon Bailey, Toby McCauly, Ollie Warren, Dan Woodward, Jake Raine, Jake Murgin [c], Lerone Plummer (Jack Lee 82), Dan Gauntlett (Declan Selden 82) Keiran Stephens. Subs not used: Tyler Giddings, Cameron Scott
Yellow Card : Conor Bailey, Toby McCauly, Ollie Warren
Sholing : Ryan Gosney, Dean Faithfull, James Davis (Jake Hoole 76), Pete Castle, Dan Miller, Jamie Bulpitt, Barry Mason (Owen Roundell 82), Byron Mason [c], Nick Yeomans, Doug Rowe (Jack Smith 30), Alex Sawyer. Subs not used: Jordan Brookes, Kevin Brewster
Yellow Card : Dean Faithfull, Owen Roundell
Attendance : 40-ish (12 Sholing Fans)
Man of the Match : Nick Yeomans
Referee : Rudi Burton Assistants: Alex Mathieson & Sam Williams
SHOLING eased past Moneyfield and into the Quarter Finals of the Hampshire Senior Cup, thanks to goals from Doug Rowe, James Davis and Nick Yeomans.
Team News : There was good & bad news on the injury front as Pete Castle & Jack Smith returned to the fray, but Dan Mason & Marv McLean missed out. Kev Brewster was rested to the bench as Dean Faithfull went to right back. Pete Castle, who has been building up his fitness with a few games for Hamble Club, slotted back into central defence.
Moneyfields were forced into making last minute changes to their line-up when it was pointed out to them that three of their ex-Horndean players were Cup-Tied. This included striker Gary Austin, who had scored a hat-trick for Horndean in this Competition, but they were spared some major embarrassment by a Hampshire FA official.
Moneyfields boss Dan Carter, almost saw his side take the lead when Lerome Plummer was able to run through the Sholing back line but his shot was tamely at Ryan Gosney.
But the visitors recent habit of scoring early in games came to the fore once again. Nick Yeomans was unlucky to see his well hit shot palmed away by Matt Silvett in the sixth minute. Fortunately DOUG ROWE was on hand to apply the finishing touch to the deflection and give his side the lead against his former club.
The Boatmen could have extended their lead in the following few minutes, firstly Barry Mason running in from the right wing hit a shot from the edge of the area just wide. Then from a corner, Byron Mason rose highest, but planted his free header a foot over the cross bar from 8 yards.
Pete Castle showed a little bit of rustyness when his soft back pass allowed Kieran Stevens through on goal, but Gosney was once again well placed to spare the defenders blushes. At the other end, Castle’s centre-back partner Dan Miller almost doubled Sholings lead. His downwards header, following a corner, was well saved down by the post by the keeper.
Although Rowe also had the chance to add to his tally, his evening was cut short with the reappearance of a hamstring niggle. Jack Smith's arrival also marked his return from injury, but forced Dave Diaper to shift left-back James Davis up front. This didn't affect their tempo though, with Moneyfield’s limited to speculative long range efforts. Stephens was the first to try his luck and Jake Raine also fired an effort over the bar.
And Castle, who was helping to keep Money’s at bay, also helped his side to cement their winning position further up the pitch. His deep cross to the far post, was unselfishly knocked back into the six-yard area by Yeomans and JAMES DAVIS was on hand to stab the ball in.
And a minute later Sholing were out of sight. Jamie Bulpitt delivered the ball from the right-hand side, and NICK YEOMANS made the most of the space - and additional time - to cushion his header past Silvett. HT 0-3
Sholing fans who probably thought the game was going to be as difficult as it is to find a parking space near the gound, could have been forgiven for expecting more in the second half, but unsurprisingly the team struggled to match the impressive pace of the first half, conserving their energy and the game became more end-to-end.
Davis continued to torment Money’s right-back, and when played through saw his cross cut out. Jamie Bulpitt was also finding the pockets of space, Yeomans flick on saw him through on goal, though his angled shot was well-blocked.
On 72 mins, Moneyfield were able to grab a consolation goal, with Toby McCauly heading home a right wing cross to give the hosts something to show for their efforts. But they struggled to create further chances, as did Sholing.
Jake Hoole almost worked an opening when played in by Smith, but good defending from Ollie Warren averted the danger. And Ryan Gosney did well to turn another threatening right-wing cross onto the far post.
But with Sholings opening goals coming as regularly as the trains in the first half, the Boatmen were always going to keep their Hampshire Cup hopes on track for success. FT 1-3
Report by Ollie Harvey
Dave Diaper said after the game : "Moneyfields is never an easy place to get a result, so credit to the lads for a hard working win. Also, good to see Jack and Pete back in the team. Good luck to Moneyfields in the FA Vase on Saturday."
View from the Stands: An excellent first half performance by the lads, creating a lot of chances, knocking the ball around at pace and working hard to get on top of the home side, meaning the game was pretty much over as a contest by half-time. Everyone put in a good performance, but Man of the Match went to Nick Yeomans who was involved in all 3 goals and never stopped running all night. Great to see Pete Castle & Jack Smith back available and hopefully the injury to Dougie isn't too bad. Dan Mason & Marv have a chance of playing on Saturday, so apart from the long term lay-off to Dan Dove, there could be a full squad for Dave Diaper to call upon.
Next home game is on Wednesday 16th against Verwood Town in the Wessex Cup. 7:45pm.