Colden Common 2-3 Sholing Development Squad
Alex Simmons 11 Josh Coakley 33 / Luke Bergg 29, 61 & 75
Southampton Senior Cup - 17/09/16 – Colden Common Park
COLDEN COMMON: Lee Sainsbury, David Warnes, Ben Mackay, Harrison Moore, Dan Hanford [c], Matt Wardlaw, Matt Kneller (Harry Braggington 84), Scott Challis, Sam Crabbe, Josh Coakley, Alex Simmons. Subs unused: Danny Barker.
Yellow Cards: Harry Braggington,
SHOLING: Aaron Whitmarsh, Jack Fisher, Jack Attrill, Sam Gregory (Sam Jenman 33), Liam Attrill [c], Harrison Butler, Kristian Cozzolino, Joel Drew, Luke Bergg (Jack Winson 78), Marlon Mason, Jamie Staples (Joel Ghosh 82), Subs unused: Josh Helm
Yellow Cards: None
Referee: Anthony Biddulph Attendance: 48
Team News: Sholing development side once again fielded mainly a youthful line-up with an average age of 18. Following a stoppage time defeat 48hrs earlier at Alresford a few changes were made. Jordan Brooks returned to 1st team squad along with Kieran Winman so it was a call up for Aaron Whitmarsh to replace the injured Josh Helm who was named on the bench, Jack Attrill was recalled and replaced Jean-Luc Ramdin who was in London. Kristian Cozzolino, Joel Drew & Joel Ghosh were available and Iain Calder called up Jack Winson from our Pan Disability squad and Sam Jenman dropped down to the bench.
The opening effort of the match fell to birthday boy Luke Bergg but he hit his shot over the bar inside the opening two minutes. The Commoners carved out their first effort after eleven minutes when Josh Coakley struck his shot from 22 yds but the striker was denied by Aaron Whitmarsh save pushing the ball away for the opening corner of the game. Five minutes later from around the same distance Josh Coakley hit a free kick but skied it over Whitmarsh bar.
On eighteen minutes Hampshire Puma League side opened the scoring when a long throw was half cleared by the Sholing defence and it fell to Alex Simmons who rifled the ball in to put the Commoners in front. Jamie Staples was proving too pacey for the Common full back and his shot won Sholing a corner whoever the ball was over hit in the wind and fell to nothing. Sholing were getting back into the game now having much of the play and were rewarded on twenty nine minutes when Luke Bergg celebrated his birthday with the equaliser.
Two minutes later Colden Common should have gone in front by Aaron Whitmarsh made another fingertip save, Jack Fisher cleared the resulting corner. In the thirty third minute Sholing received a double blow when Colden Common regained the lead when the dangerous Josh Coakley scored and defender Sam Gregory had to be replaced by Sam Jenman. After thirty eight minutes it looked as the Boatmen would be on level terms but once again Luke Bergg hit his shot over the bar. At the other end Aaron Whitmarsh was the busier of the two keepers and again he made a crucial save two minutes before half time.
On forty nine minutes Joel Drew’s free kick found Kristian Cozzolino but the midfielder hit his shot wide. Then there was strong shouts for a penalty when skipper Liam Attrill fouled the Common forward but referee Biddulph adjudged the challenge to be on the edge of the area. Harrison Moore saw his shot well save by Aaron Whitmarsh on fifty three minutes. Sholing were upping their game and also aided by a swirling wind Joel Drew’s corner were causing the Common defence problems on fifty nine minutes he hung another one in it evaded everyone and just cleared the far post.
Eventually on sixty one minutes the Boatmen’s pressure was reward and it was a Sam Jenman header that was save by Lee Sainsbury but Luke Bergg was on hand to follow up and score the equaliser. Joel Ghosh was introduced and replaced Jamie Staples. On seventy two minutes Jack Attrill free kick found the head of Kristian Cozzolino but Lee Sainsbury was on hand to deny the midfielder. On seventy five minutes the Boatmen eventually went ahead for the first time in the match much to the frustration of keeper Lee Sainsbury who did well to keep out Marlon Mason’s shot but it was Luke Bergg again following up to hit his hattrick to celebrate his birthday in style.
Shortly afterwards Iain Calder made his final change bringing off Luke Bergg and giving a debut to our Pan Disability player Jack Winson who slotted in up front. The only caution of the game was bizarrely recorded in the eighty four minute with Matt Kneller being replaced by Harry Braggington the Common substitute was cautioned before play restarted. The Commoners went in search of an equaliser but again it was Aaron Whitmarsh who keep them at bay to see the Boatmen through to the second round of the competition where they will have to travel to AFC Botley in Fair Oak