Scorers : Lee Wort 33, Jamie Bulpitt 35, Zac Mouland 46, Dan Mason 65
Date : Saturday 12th November 2016 - 3pm - Sydenhams Wessex Premier
Venue : Potterne Park
Verwood Town : Gerrard Benfield, Dean Evans [c], Louis Coulson, Liam Donachy, Zach Phelps, Mike Snow, Martin Smith, Russell Dyer James Bergin, Aaron Atkinson, Charlie Gilbert. Subs: Jamie Wickson, Emmanuel Dare, Ben Cane, Ethan Maddocks, Joe Kimber.
Yellow Card: Dare
Sholing: Ryan Gosney, Corey Cherrett, Owen Roundell, Dan Miller, Marvin McLean; Kevin Brewster (Alex Sawyer 63), Byron Mason [c], Jamie Bulpitt; Zac Mouland (Jake Hoole 73), Lee Wort, Dan Mason (Nick Yeomans 73). Subs not used : Josh Milsom & Marc Diaper
Yellow Card: Wort
Attendance : 55 (15 Sholing fans)
Man of the Match : Jamie Bulpitt
Referee: Adam Osborne Assistants : Stuart Carter & Jordan McRitchie
Sholing got back to winning form on their travels, with a comfortable victory over a young Verwood side, currently struggling at the bottom of the table. Two goals in either half, could have been added to on numerous occasions as the Boatmen move up to 3rd in the Wessex Prem.
Team News: Kev Brewster replaced Alex Sawyer in the starting line-up in the only change from Tuesday's selection. Still missing through injury were Barry Mason & Pete Castle. Despite heavy rain overnight, the pitch was in good condition and before kick off, both teams and those in attendance conducted a minutes silence to remember the fallen.
The match started ominously for the hosts as Dan Mason almost scored within the first minute after latching onto a defensive lapse before dragging his shot just wide of the far post.
After a quick counter attack five minutes later the striker then put the ball just over after good work from Lee Wort, while another wayward moment at the back for Verwood almost left him an open goal.
After a five-minute delay due to a nasty gash suffered by Verwood’s Mike Snow when he kicked the bottom of Kev Brewster's boot, the lively Zac Mouland found Dan Mason at the back post but he could only put it over under pressure.
On 33 minutes Sholing finally took the lead when a Corey Cherrett long-throw, which had repeatedly troubled the home defence, was flicked on by Byron Mason for LEE WORT to score from inside the six-yard box for his 3rd in 3 games.
For Sholing, goals came like London buses and Verwood had barely drawn breath when JAMIE BULPITT capitalised on a defensive clearance to smash home first time from 22 yards, a rocket shot that cannoned off the underside of the crossbar.
Sholing had more chances through Bulpitt’s deflected effort and Dan Mason’s well saved shot, as the home team struggled to create anything meaningful. HT 2-0
Sholing picked up where they left off from the first half after the interval when ZAC MOULAND hit the post with a well struck shot after being played in by Dan Mason on 48 minutes. However, in the next phase, he was on hand to tap in from close range a Wort cross to effectively end the game as a contest.
Following a trip on Dan Mason that saw substitute Emmanuel Dare booked, Kevin Brewster fired a freekick from 20 yards that was heading into the top bin, until the keeper did brilliantly to tip it onto the underside of the bar, where it bounced down onto the goal line and away
On 65 minutes the scoring was complete with DAN MASON notching his 20th of the season after keeper Benfield took out both Mouland and defender Louis Coulson on the edge of the box, to leave Mason with an open goal to roll the ball into from 15 yards.
Another errant pass from the home defence allowed Wort time and space but the striker lashed over, while he was booked on 72 minutes for a strong challenge on Dean Evans.
Boatmen goalkeeper Ryan Gosney had been a virtual spectator for 79 minutes but was finally called into action as he tipped a Charlie Gilbert looping header over the bar.
With two minutes left substitute Jake Hoole had a low shot saved at the second attempt after linking up with fellow substitute Nick Yeomans, who himself had a driven shot saved a minute later.
Sholing were playing well within themselves to see the game out, but credit to Verwood for keeping at it and trying to play a passing game. Doesn't always happen, but today, the relative league positions of the two teams certainly did reflect their strength. FT 0-4
Report by Jack Prentice
Next Game : Amesbury Town v Sholing - Tuesday 15th November 7:45pm
Next Home Game : Sholing v Whitchurch - Saturday 19th November 3pm