Scorers: Frazer McLean 26 & 60, Josh Carey 54 / Josh Carey (OG) 3
Date: Thursday 22 September 2017 – 19:45 pm kick off – FA Youth Cup First Round Qualifying
Venue: The Universal Stadium
Sholing: Aaron Whitmarsh, Connor Pearson, James Johnson, Harvey Craig, Harry Butler, Tommy Crump, Tanaka Madzvamutse (Callum Esfandiari 79), Owen Royl [c], Josh Carey (Jamie Staples 66), Frazer McLean (Cameron Ross 83), Jean-Luc Ramdin. Subs not used : Bradley Johnson & Lewis Floyd
Yellow Card : Harry Butler
Wimborne Town: Sammy Thompson, Josh Blake, Taylor Sawyer, George Smart, Charlie Tilshead, Josh Hall, Dan Michell (Josh Stacey 78), Robbie Bradley [c], Rob Okumu, Adam Holmes (Harry Wright 65), Ben Knight (Aiden Shepherd 52). Subs not used : Ollie Osborne & Frank Herringon
Yellow Card : Charlie Tilshead
Emerald Motor Company Man of the Match : Jean-Luc Ramdin
Referee : Rob Linter Assistants : Paul Hicks & Rob Crook
Sholing came from a goal down to advance into the next round of the FA Youth Cup in front of a sizeable crowd at the Universal Stadium.
The visitors were quickly out the blocks and forced Aaron Whitmarsh into a great save to tip a curling 25 yard effort round the post. However, from the resultant corner, Wimborne took the lead when the ball was whipped towards the near post, it appeared to come off Josh Carey's head last for an own goal.
It took a little while for Sholing to shake off that early set-back, but with Jean-Luc & TK starting to cause Wimborne problems with their pace on the flanks, the young Boatmen got back into the game and equalised on 26 minutes. A scramble in the box, saw a couple of shots saved, but with the keeper still on the floor, FRAZER MCLEAN shot from 12 yards and it found it's way past the Wimborne defence. Wimborne looked dangerous with some quick breakaways, whilst Sholing were knocking the ball around nicely to end an entertaining, fast paced first half. HT: 1-1
Boatmen tweaked their formation for the second half and it gave them the upper hand from the restart to take the game by the scruff of the neck. On 54 minutes, Sholing were in front. A cross from the right wing saw Jean-Luc attempt an overhead kick, he didn't connect cleanly, but the ball fell nicely to JOSH CAREY to smash the ball in from 10 yards.
On the hour mark, the Boatmen extended their lead, a period of sustained pressure saw another scramble in the box and FRAZER MCLEAN reacted quickest to fire inside the near post for his second of the game. Wimborne didn't give up, but Sholing were defending well and continuing to create chances, with man of the match, Jean-Luc Ramdin, going close to getting a deserved goal. FT: 3-1
Photos by Debbie Whitmarsh & Ray Routledge