Scorers : Lee Wort 27, Dan Mason 51 & 85
Date: Tuesday 21st August 2018 - 7:45pm - Hampshire Senior Cup 1st Round, Sponsored by BSA Regal
Venue: Meadens Skoda Arena
Brockenhurst : Matt Taylor, Aaron Dunne, Ronan Moore, Chris Wateridge, Greg King [c], Tobi Falodi, Noel McCarthy-Gardiner, Ethan Maddocks, James Marshall, Nathan Gray, Leon Carbayo-Borges. Subs : Tom Rose, Luke Deacon, Asa Drodge, Isaac Bourne, Sam White
Yellow Card :
Sholing : Ryan Gosney, TJ Cuthbertson, Marv McLean, Owen Roundell, Dan Miller, Jamie Bulpitt, Owen Royl (Kev Brewster 78), Byron Mason [c], Dan Mason, Lee Wort (Billy Connor 72), Bradley Targett (Jake Hoole 46). Subs not used : Alex Sawyer & Nick O'Donnell
Yellow Card :
Attendance: 122 (approx 25 Sholing fans)
Referee: Gary Parsons Assistant Referees: Chris Mannering & Chloe-Ann Anderson
Sholing's front two of Dan Mason & Lee Wort just can't stop scoring, making it 16 goals in 5 games by getting all 3 as the Boatmen progress in the Hampshire Senior Cup.
Dave Diaper resisted the urge to rest players, preferring to keep the good flow to the team going by naming as strong a squad as he could. Pete Castle sat out due to the facial injury picked up at Christchurch, with Dan Miller taking his place. Jake Hoole & Billy Connor returned to the bench, but Jack Smith was unavailable. Brockenhurst decided to rest some first teamers, putting out a young side on a pleasant evening on a nice looking pitch.
Game started evenly, but Sholing created the first decent chance when on 10 mins, Dan Mason chested down a ball in the area, but fired wide of the far post. Brock were knocking the ball around quickly and showing some good pace down the flanks, although the final ball eluded them and it was the Boatmen who put together the first incisive move to take the lead on 27 minutes. Marv McLean was released on the overlap, outstripped the full back and although his cross evaded Dan Mason, it found LEE WORT at the far post to smack into the net for goal number 7 of the season.
Brockenhurst went very close on 35 mins when a break down the left wing saw a shot blocked and the follow up spun agonisingly past the upright. Dan Miller put a free header wide from a corner and just before the break, Lee Wort's cross-shot from the left wing drifted over the keeper, but skimmed the top of the bar. HT 0-1
Jake Hoole replaced Brad Targett for the restart and 6 minutes into the half, Sholing had their second goal. Brockenhurst were architects of their own downfall as they tried to play the ball out of defence, but an underhit pass back to the keeper was pounced upon by DAN MASON who, despite having his leg grabbed by the keeper, just managed to keep his balance long enough to prod the ball goalwards from 8 yards and it just had enough strength to roll slowly over the line as a defender tried to clear.
Hoole had a shot on the run go just wide and Byron Mason also had an effort go just past the upright as Sholing started to dominate. Taylor in goal for Brock, denied Jake Hoole, Dan Mason & Billy Connor with good saves, before Ryan Gosney did well to parry an angled shot from close range and react quickest to collect.
Billy Connor appeared to be tripped in the area, but nothing was given. It was the same decision by the Ref as a Brockenhurst player went sprawling in the box soon after. Brock were showing plenty of endeavour going forward, but the Boatmen made absolutely sure of the win on 85 minutes as Billy Connor broke past a defender in the right channel and squared for DAN MASON to take a touch and lash the ball past the keeper from 12 yards. Goal number 9 in just 5 games for D-Dan as the Boatmen progress in the Hampshire Cup and will be at home to Newport IW in the next round (Tue 18 Sep). FT 0-3
Dave Diaper commented : "Respect to Patrick and Brock tonight, an open game saw us win 3-0, but a young Brock team pushed us all the way. Also, credit to my boys for matching Brocks work rate. Good luck to Brock in the FA Cup this weekend and see you all again in a couple of weeks"
Next Game: United Services Portsmouth v Sholing - Friday 24th August 7:45pm - FA Cup