Sholing U13 (previously U12 Whites) embark on their 6th season, moving up to 11-a-side football. We train at Chandlers Ford 3G on Thursdays. Current Southampton Tyro Challenge Cup holders. Runners up in Southampton Tyro Division 1
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Man of the match - Peter Couchman
Goal scorers - Lewis Evans 1
Man of the match - Logan Dimond
Goal scorers - Lewis Evans 1 , Isaac Evans 1
Half time 0-1
Man of the match - Lex Vaughan
Goal scorers - Lewis Evans 1 , Kai Newland 1
Sholing u13 hadn't tasted defeat since October last year so it was never going to be an easy one to swallow especially as 3 wins from 3 remaining games were required to win the league. We asked the boys for a positive reaction to Thursday's disappointing goalless draw and that was exactly what they gave us in the first half. Some cracking build up play right throughout the team which showed what they are truly capable of. Botley have always been a side that can play and defend well. They were finally broken down when a well delivered cross found the head of Kai Newland 1-0. A second goal came after some excellent link play which put Lewis Evans through on the spin to make it 2-0. The lads played out the half with patient and quality passing and you would have never expected what was about to happen.
Half time 2-0
The second half got underway pretty much as the first had ended with Sholing's pressing and passing keeping Botley on the back foot. Then came 6 minutes of self destruction as one error led to another. Mistakes can and do happen in any game of football and it's all part of the boys learning curve not only in how to improve but also how to handle themselves and how to rally together as a team. Botley found a way to win after not believing they could and goals do change games, so well done to them and bad luck to our lads who deserved more but also more importantly learnt a lesson.Full time 2-3
Man of the match - Jack Miles
Goal scorers - Only in the warm up :)
After a victorious weekend winning the Hampshire Cup, the boys had the opportunity to play on the 1st team pitch under the lights and hopefully put some league points on the board as the season starts to wind down.
Romsey who we comfortably beat last time around came with a great attitude and fortitude to prove a point and they did exactly that. The first half wasn't littered with chances but the only openings of any note fell to Sholing who were unable to convert.
Half time 0-0
A frustrating first period but there were glimmers of hope and the lads went out in the second half with a determined look about them. However Romsey were not about to lie down and early on they created their only real chance of the match which drew a great save from Ben Daglish at the foot of his right hand post to steer it wide. Romsey packed the midfield and our usual flowing passing game seemed to be missing. Some joy was being found down the right flank as Jack Miles linked up well with Lewis Evans and Logan Dimond. Jack was pushed on late in the game as he was one of the few that looked as if he could make something happen. Kai Newland was also moved to the left side and then up top as the lads tried to create the opening they badly needed but it was not to be.
In order to win the league the boys now need to win their final 3 remaining fixtures which is a tough ask but knowing this lot they could do it if they apply themselves and play the way we know they are capable of.Full time 0-0
Hampshire U13 County Cup Final
Man of the match - Reece Kempton Goal scorers - Adam Irving 1, Isaac Evans 1, Finley Lintott-Warrillow 1
Hampshire cup finals don't come around too often but when they do you hope your team give a good account of themselves and the Sholing u13 boys did exactly that.
Playing on the 3g pitch of Wessex League club Alton Town FC which was a first for Hampshire Youth finals, the boys were the last bastion of the Southampton & District Tyro league as this was the last final which included a Tyro side after all others had fallen short.
The 3g surface while not everybody's cup of tea but it did provide a nice even playing surface for a team that love to play with the ball on the ground. Nerves were evident among some of the players which was to be expected given the occasion but the lads set about their task well and gave Widbrook little time or space to really create much in the early stages. The break through finally came midway through the first half when a shot from Lewis Evans was miscued but fell into the path of Adam Irving who instinctively followed it up as all good strikers do and neatly tucked it away. This seemed a long time coming after a prolonged period of pressure and was well deserved 0-1. Several good opportunities were created but the lads were unable to add to their early goal in the first half.
Half time 0-1
The second half brought much of the same as the lads continued to press but not convert their chances. When this happens, sometimes it gives the opposition encouragement and that is what occurred. Widbrook were awarded a fair penalty about 15 min's from time which was neatly converted, although Ben Daglish did manage to get a hand to it. 1-1. Suddenly Widbrook came to life and started to go at us. Minutes later a ball played through and it was a heart sinking moment when it looked as if all the hard work was going to end in potential defeat due to not converting earlier chances, however the Widbrook striker arrowed his shot wide of the target. A huge sigh of relief from the sidelines and some roars of encouragement from the great support on the day now lads knew they had to up their game again. A change in personnel pushed Isaac Evans up top in the hope that his strength could make something happen. Isaac did exactly as asked and created a chance for himself bursting through breaking the lines and sending the ball calmly into the back of Widbrooks net 1-2. We lost count of the number of rolling subs we used in this game as we tried to rotate using various options and use fresh legs wherever possible. It was another pair of fresh legs that sealed the victory when Finley Lintott-Warrillow crashed a shot in from the edge of the box high into the roof of the Widbrook goal 1-3. Now the lads could really sense victory and it was no more than they deserved. When the final whistle sounded it was as if 6 years of managing and building this team had come together. It was time to ring out we are the champions on the team bus on-route back to Southampton.
Full time 1-3
Reece Kempton was awarded MOTM by Hampshire FA after a solid game throughout. So the skipper accepted his award and more importantly the team trophy before one very happy partisan Sholing crowd. Thanks to everyone for their support to Ray Routledge for the photos.
26 March - Salisbury City Youth 1 - 9 Sholing Youth
Man of the match - Adam French
Goal scorers - Adam Irving 3, Luke Graham 2, Lewis Evans 1, Kai Newland 1, Adam French 1, Peter Couchman 1
After a very sluggish start and some determined play from Salisbury, the lads opened their account with a long range effort by Adam French from a free kick which caught the Salisbury keeper off his line. This was against the run of play but was exactly what was needed to enable the team to settle and start playing as we know they can. Adam is not exactly renowned for scoring goals but this one was vital. Then Peter Couchman, another player not normally on the score sheet, made it 2-0. Top scorer Adam Irving added a third and 4th just before half time.
Half time 0-4
The second half rout was started by Lewis Evans who scored with a towering header (not bad for one of the shortest players in the team). Luke Graham added a 6th and Kai Newland cleverly steered a fierce Jack Miles shot goal wards with his head making it 0-7. Adam Irving completed another hatrick taking it to 0-8 before Luke Graham added his second and the final Sholing goal 0-9. Salisbury barely troubled the Sholing goal but a last second effort broke the deadlock when an unmarked Salisbury player drifted in on the back post to grab a very last consolation.
Full time 1-9
Some great play from Adam French today who looked strong all game playing some lovely raking long range passes earned him today's MOTM.
Next game on Sunday is the big one as the boys travel to Alton Towns 3g stadium for the County Cup final. We are now wearing the red home kit and kick off is 3.30pm.
Sholing Youth u13 would like to thank Oliphant Construction for their continued support in supplying new home and away kits for the next two seasons. The U13s will wear the blue and white kit as the away side for the Hampshire County Cup final on April 2nd being played at Alton Town FC 3.30 k.o
5 March - Romsey Town Cougars 1 - 8 Sholing Youth
Man of the match - Ben Daglish
Goal scorers - Lex Vaughan 2, , Kai Newland 2, Adam Irving 2, Luke Graham 1, Lewis Evans 1,
In light of the pending bad weather both teams agreed to relocate the fixture onto the Test Park 3g which ended up being a wise move as almost all games were cancelled on this day.
Romsey were Div 1 league winners last season and in doing so did the double over Sholing. This time around however it was to be a very different outcome. Two very early goals, both by Lex Vaughan caught Romsey off guard who were very slow out of the blocks. However Romsey did then wake up and start to make a game of it. Ben Daglish in goal was called into action and made several quality saves to keep the Cougars at bay.
Half time 0-2
Kai Newland who is in a rich goal scoring vein added the 3rd just after the restart. Then came the onslaught with further goals being added by Luke Graham and Adam Irving make it 0-5. Then in the 51st minute Logan Dimond cut inside his marker and pinged a left shot against the cross bar which fell to Adam who notched his second and our 6th 0-6. Two late goals were added by Lewis Evans and Kai. A late substitution allowed Romsey to score a consultation goal in the dying seconds as play was allowed to re-start before the team could get back into position.
Full time 1-8
Some great football played today and a well deserved MOTM for Ben Daglish with Adam French running a close second after a stalwart performance at Centre back pairing with Kai Newland and Reece Kempton.
12 February - Pickwick Lions 3 - 6 Sholing Youth Hampshire Cup Semi Final
Man of the match - Luke Graham
Goal scorers - Luke Graham 2, Adam Irving 1, Jack Miles 1, Lewis Evans 1, Finley Lintott-Warrillow
There is no easy route to a county cup final once you reach the semi finals and this was no exception pairing Sholing against last years winners and joint top of the Portsmouth A league, Pickwick Lions. Playing away from home and on a very challenging pitch, this was never going to be a game of passing football which was a shame for a game of this magnitude for both teams.
It was the poor surface that led to the opening goal which thankfully went our way. The pickwick keeper in trying to clear his lines was bamboozled by a bobbling ball which was latched onto by man of the match Luke Graham, which was scrambled over the goal line giving Sholing a 0-1 advantage on 21 min's. Adam Irving then made it 0-2 on 25 min's after some great constant pressure giving the lads the edge which was well deserved. Sholings 3rd goal came from a well delivered cross from the right flank by Lex Vaughan which was met by the head of Jack Miles in the 32nd minute 0-3.
The midfield were controlling the game with Dan Gregory and Peter Couchman preventing Pickwick from getting any rhythm to their play. Luke Graham sat just in front of Dan and Pete forming a formidable barrier. When you add in Adam French and Kai Newland as a centre half pairing Pickwick appeared to struggle both physically and tactically to break the wall down. That said there was a late goal at the end of the first half for Pickwick in the 34th minute which seemed harsh as they had rarely troubled Sholing until now. Half time 1-3
Luke Graham continued to terrify the Lions with his battling qualities and notched his second and our 4th just after the start of the second half when put through by Logan Dimond in the 38th min 1-4. The 5th goal in the 55th min was a great team move between Lewis Evans and Logan Dimond who delivered an inch perfect cross at the back post for Finley L-W to nod home 1-5. Pickwick grabbed one back a minute later making it 2-5. Lewis Evans then added his name to the score sheet in the 60th min 2-6 . Pickwick had the final say adding their 3rd in the dying minutes to complete the scoreline at 3-6. Full time 3-6
Pickwick were very dignified in defeat and showed great respect to all of our players and coaches in wishing us well for the final.
Hampshire U13 County Cup final will be Widbrook United vs Sholing Youth 15:30 Kick off at Alton Town on April 2nd.
The boys will be playing in the new blue and white official club away strip kindly sponsored by Oliphant Construction.
5 February - FC Salisbury 1 - 9 Sholing Youth Southampton Tyro Cup Quarter Final
Man of the match - Kai Newland
Goal scorers - Kai Newland 3, Luke Graham 3, Adam Irving 1, Jack Miles 1, Lewis Evans 1
A very good all round team effort today which saw the boys progress into the Tyro Cup Semi Final. The opener from Lewis Evans was scored within 30 seconds of the start. Playing on a 3g pitch at Cantell School the lads dominated from the very first whistle. Kai Newland playing at centre half scored a great hatrick of headers which gave him the man of the match but Kai also turned in a very good performance. Other notable mentions are Reece Kempton playing at left back who looked very comfortable all game and Luke Graham who started at centre back, was then pushed into the centre of midfield before finally finishing the game up front due to an injury to Adam Irving.
Full time 1-9
Next up the Hampshire Cup Semi Final away to Pickwick Lions. This will be a tough test for the lads who are more than up for it.
29 January - Sholing Youth 6-2 Colden Common
Man of the match - Lewis Evans
Goal scorers - Finley Lintott-Warrillow 1, Isaac Evans 1, Adam Irving 1, Lex Vaughan 1, Kai Newland 2
We have well and truly hit the mid-season weather cyclone which has caused chaos since December. This was the 3rd attempt to get the Hants cup quarter final underway which had now been reversed to our home ground at Wellington Sports grounds.
The lads got us under way in the 11th minute when Finley L-W met a parried shot at the back post from Lex Vaughan which got them off the mark 1-0. Isaac Evans who has started to show some great consistency of late added the second in the 15th minute from a corner which dropped into his path and he tucked it away 2-0. Both sides played some good football but Sholing looked to have too much and kept Common away from goal with some good passing and pressing football. Adam French who replaced Finley on the left side made an instant impact with some powerful runs down the left flank and delivering some good balls into the box which we were not able to convert. Jack Miles linked up really well with Logan Dimond on several occasions in the later stages of the first half but the lads were not able to add to their tally. HT 2-0
In the second half it took just 10 mins to grab the 3rd giving the boys one leg into the semi final, when Lex Vaughan followed up well on a rebound making it 3-0 in the 45th minute. The lads notched up a 4th goal in the 58th minute with some fine passing between Issac Evans and Adam Irving with Adam finishing it off bringing the score up to 4-0. Common responded a minute later with what looked like a consolation goal at 4-1. In the 60th min Kai Newland leapt well from a Logan Dimond corner to add to his recent tally taking it to 5-1. Common had no plans to throw in the towel and struck back again making it 5-2. In the last few minutes Adam French lofted a high ball from a free kick towards the far post which was met by the head of Kai Newland who added his second to finish the score off at 6-2.
Several solid performances today throughout but particular mention to Adam French who is getting back to fitness, Kai with two great leaps but Man of the match goes to Lewis Evans who played Most of the game as CAM and showed some great foot work with some intricate play and bags of effort as he never stopped running which was good to see.
Next up Tyro Cup Quarter final then a week later the Hants cup Semi final.
8 January - Colden Common 1-5 Sholing Youth
Man of the match - Isaac Evans
Goal scorers - Lex Vaughan 2, Adam Irving 1, Luke Graham 1, Kai Newland 1
Having not played since Dec 4 the team were eager to get back playing. Colden Common have always been a battling side and given home advantage on their 3/4 size pitch with it's slope, we were anticipating a tough game.
Lex Vaughan opened the scoring early on in the 7th minute with a neatly tucked away finish to give us an early boost 0-1. This lifted the performance and Sholing started to play some fast flowing football. Lex grabbed his second in the 15th minute after a good passing move between Jack and Logan put Lex in and it started to look as if this would be a comfortable victory 0-2. Adam Irving made it 0-3 scoring 5 minutes after coming on up front in the 20th minute. Then in the 25th minute a well worked short corner from Logan to Jack which Jack delivered onto the head of Kai Newland 0-4. Common kept pressing despite the scoreline and gave us a fright when they unleashed a superb strike which Ben Daglish turned onto the crossbar. A few minutes later they got their reward when they scored from a free kick which was spilled and then hooked to get Common off the mark 1-4.
Half time 1-4
The second half was a bit scrappy as the pitch got heavier and the Christmas legs began to show. Some stout defending meant that Ben was relatively untroubled in goal and imparticular Issac Evans shone, moving between left and right back during the game, demonstrating great commitment in defence and great ability in bringing the ball out to link up the play. Luke Graham made a tremendous run through the middle showing his power and pace to smash one in on the 55th minute making it 1-5.
Great to see Adam French back playing today after a long lay off after a broken bone. Good to get back to playing after a month off due to a couple of non-full-fillments prior to Christmas. Next up a repeat of this fixture, same time and place next week then with a place in the Hants Cup Semi final at stake.
Boys sporting their new sponsored rucksacks. Thanks Innovation Aquatics!
4 December - Hiltingbury Hurricanes 0-6 Sholing Youth - Tyro Div 1
Man of the match - Isaac Evans
Goal scorers - Finley L-W 2, Adam Irving 2, Luke Graham 1, Lex Vaughan.
For the second week in a row we have played Hiltingbury, but this time in the league. The lads completed the double over the Hurricanes on a small and bumpy Hiltingbury Recreation ground pitch. Current top scorer Adam Irving notched up his 18th of the season in the 19th minute after being flagged offside, thankfully the referee saw it for what it was and over ruled the linesman to put us 1 up 0-1. The second goal came in the 24th min via Lex Vaughan after 2 shots from Logan Dimond finally broke to lex who tucked it away 0-2. In the 30th minute Adam Irving found the net again with his 19th of the season, this leaves Adam now just one shy of 20 in his 1st season for Sholing and we are only at the midway point of the season. 0-3
Half time 0-3.
Finley Lintott-Warrillow scored 6 minutes after the re-start getting in on the end of a fine low cross at the back post which was delivered by Lex Vaughan 0-4. Lex then set up Luke Graham in the 49th min from another crossed delivery 0-5. Finley L-W then added his second brace for the third week in a row to complete the score at 0-6. Finley was unlucky not to complete his hatrick after a sublime move from the right wing which saw Logan Dimond send his marker the wrong way with a disguised Dennis Bergkamp like move to completely baffle his marker. Logan then sent over an inch perfect cross which was duely met by Finley on the back post to be headed home. The goal was then ruled out for off-side which was a crying shame as this would have been an outrageous goal if it had stood.
Todays Man of the match was difficult to chose but it had to go to a defender as the lads looked an almost impossible nut to crack today. Isaac Evans took the honour but it could have easily gone to any of the back 4 of Reece Kempton, Kai Newland, Peter Couchman but Isaacs great forward runs gave him the edge.
Final score 0-6
27 November - Hiltingbury Hurricanes 1-7 Sholing Youth - Tyro Cup R2
Man of the match - Logan Dimond
Goal scorers - Finley L-W 2, Lewis Evans 2, Luke Graham 1, Peter Couchman 1 (pen), Kai Newland 1
Round two of the league cup defence got underway at the second attempt after last weeks cancellation due to the weather. Lewis Evans got us up and running on 9 min's after some good pressure making it 0-1. Hiltingbury stood firm and made it difficult to break through until a cracking cross from the right by Isaac Evans found the head of Finley L-W in the 15th min who steered it home, 0-2. Lewis bagged his second a few min's later after a one two with Man of the match Logan Dimond 0-3. Logan continued to play provider causing havoc down the right side giving his best performance of the season. Next to add to the tally Was Luke Graham who pounced on a poorly struck free kick in the 28th min which he smashed straight back at the Hurricanes goal making the scoreline 0-4. The first half finished with a well struck left foot shot across the angle high into the top right corner of the Hurricanes goal from Finley L-W. Half time 0-5.
In the second period we began to ring out many changes and even changed to a back 3. This did alter the play and the boys started to lose their shape a little. It wasn't until the 43rd min that Peter Couchman who made a great run from defence into the box was brought down, resulting in a penalty. Pete stepped up and crashed the pen into the corner of the net making it 0-6. This means that all players have now scored at least one goal so far this season inc our keeper who already has two.
Centre half Kai Newland who is renowned for leaping like a salmon finally managed to put one in the back of the net after several near misses in previous games, when he scored direct from a corner with his head, 0-7. Hiltingbury grabbed a late consolation with a shot that flashed past the temporary keeper Isaac Evans, who had volunteered to give Ben Daglish a much needed run out on pitch.
Final score 1-7 and into the 3rd round
13 November - Bournemouth Poppies 2-7 Sholing Youth - Hants Cup R3
Man of the match - Kai Newland
Goal scorers - Luke Graham 2, Finley L-W 2, Jack Miles 1, Adam Irving 1, Lex Vaughan 1
A real shame that these two sides were drawn together in only the 3rd round but that's cup football. Having played quite a few times against each other in tournament football, this was the first time that the two teams had met in a full competitive match. Sholing lined up from the start with a view to packing the midfield to enable us to play wide and use our speed on the counter attack. Poppies started much the brighter and went ahead early on from a corner when one of the Poppies players had not been picked up and was able to ghost in on the back post making it 1-0 in the 8th minute. Poppies continued to play the better football and were unlucky not to go two up.
After the first 20 minutes the lads started to get back into the game and began to show more belief in themselves. They were finally awarded in the 30th min when Lex Vaughan broke through the lines and tucked away the equaliser 1-1. Only a few minutes later a shot on goal was handled by a Poppies outfield player resulting in a penalty which Luke Graham calmly stepped up and tucked away making it 1-2 just before half time.
Half time 1-2
In the second period we looked like a different team, now in the ascendancy and with Poppies looking troubled the pressure continued to mount. In the 41st Min a shot on target by Logan Dimond was parried into the path of Finley Lintott-Warrillow who slotted home giving daylight at 1-3. Then in the 43rd min Luke Graham headed home direct from a corner 1-4. The lads looked very comfortable at this stage and possession was improving as was moving the ball earlier. Some very Stout defending throughout was typified by Man of the match Kai Newland who was solid all game. Logan then added his second assist and Finley's 2nd goal in the 51st min 1-5. The 6th goal came from a great team move when Adam Irving played to Logan who in turn played to Lex Vaughan who's resulting shot was then saved, the was quickly followed up by Jack Miles who netted from the rebound 1-6. Adam Irving had the final say making it 1-7 before Poppies scored a late consultation making it 2-7. A great team performance after a shaky start with particular mentions for Kai Luke and Lex who all played out of their skin today.
Final score 2-7
6 November - Botley Village Lions 2-2 Sholing Youth - Tyro Div 1
Man of the match - Adam Irving
Goal scorers - Adam Irving 1, Jack Miles 1
Newly promoted Div 2 winners Botley have always given us a tough game over the years and this was to be no exception. The first goal came after just 5 min's when Keeper Ben Daglish innocently collected the ball in hand out of the area due to confusion over the 9-aside and 11-aside pitch markings. The official gave a free kick on the edge of our area. The resulting free kick was struck well but with bodies in Bens way he saw the ball really late and was unable to parry it away 1-0. The boys then got themselves back in the game on 10 min's with a low shot from Man of the match Adam Irving after a strong run with the ball 1-1. Botley kept the ball well but barely bothered our goal, On many occasions we broke forwards and were unlucky on several occasions, especially one effort by Adam Irving which struck the Botley cross bar. Ben Daglish was called into action and made his best save of the season with a fantastic leap to Parry the ball over the bar.
Half time 1-1
4 Mins into the 2nd half a great bit of link up play between Adam Irving and Jack Miles resulted in Jack giving us a slim advantage making 1-2. We continued to keep Botley on the back foot but in the 20th min Kai Newland was very unfortunate when a glancing header looped over our keeper into the back of the net 2-2. We finished the game strongly but were unable to finish the game off.
Final score 2-2
20 October - New Training base
Sholing U13 now training at the new 3G venue in Chandlers Ford on Thursday nights
16 October - Sholing Youth 5-1 Colden Common - Tyro Div 1
Man of the match - Peter Couchman
Goal scorers - Adam Irving 3, Isaac Evans 1, Jack Miles 1
It was always going to be tough living up to last weeks performance of the season, and it looked that way when Luke Graham slipped up attempting a back pass which let in the Common striker to take an early 0-1 advantage. Our goal was rarely troubled after this largely due to some stout defending from the back 3 or Luke Graham, Kai Newland and man of the match Peter Couchman. With Adam French now absent after fracturing his collar bone in a school match, Peter stepped into Adams shoes in the central role. Pete controlled the middle extremely well and demonstrated his ability to battle and scrap for every ball. The lads got themselves back in the game to level the score and then added a further one just before half time when substitute Isaac Evans having just came on latching onto a ball over the top and smashed into the roof of the Common net giving us a 2-1 half time lead.
The second half saw the lads net a further 3 goals to run out comfortable winners but Common look to have raised their game since a very poor start to the season. Adam Irving notched up another hatrick and Jack Miles added another. Jack has impressed this season by adding goals to his game and showing a consistent level of performance that has been example to all the lads.
Final score 5-1
9 October - Sholing Youth 6-0 Gosport Borough Pumas - Hampshire Cup Round 2
Man of the match - Daniel Gregory
Goal scorers - Lex Vaughan 1, Adam Irving 2, Lewis Evans 1, Jack Miles 1, Dan Gregory 1
2nd round of the Hampshire cup saw a re-run of last years 4th round match against Gosport which we lost 4-0. The lads needed to be focused to avoid a repeat and to show they could bounce back from last weeks disappointment.
From the outset it was evident that they were determined to prove last week was merely a blip. In the 5th minute Lex Vaughan scored with a low shot from the left 1-0. Then a bizarre moment when Jack Miles delivered from a corner which bent in and was deflected into the goal by the keeper 2-0. Dan Gregory who was playing well in the middle of the park, is not renowned for scoring many but atleast when he did today it was a belter from 25 yards 3-0.
Half time 3-0
After a bright first half the lads were simply asked to keep it up and they certainly took it on board. The best chance of the game fell to Kai Newland in the 1st minute of the 2nd half but he smashed it high over the bar with the goal gaping. Gosports only clear cut chance came in the 38th minute but they were unable to convert and hit the post from close range. Luke Graham set up Striker Adam Irving to score his first of the match on 46 min's making it 4-0. Adam then bagged his second in the 52 minute with a great solo run and strike 5-0. In the last few minutes of the game Logan Dimond struck the cross bar and Lewis Evans followed up well to head in and complete the score at 6-0.
Many man of the match performances today Lex Vaughan played out of his skin and Luke Graham looked solid. But today's MOTM went to Dan Gregory for controlling the centre of midfield, showing great discipline and of course for his long range strike.
2 October - Oakwood Lions 3-1 Sholing Youth - Tyro League Div 1
Man of the match - Adam French
Goal scorers - Lex Vaughan 1
A tough match that ended in a defeat. The boys had the ball in the net on 3 occasions but was disallowed each time. On the balance of play they had the better of Oakwood and had the goals stood it may have been quite a different outcome. The team will learn from this and as a result become stronger as the season progresses.
Final score 3-1
25 September - Sholing Whites 17-0 Oakwood Dynamos - Southampton Tyro Cup Round 1
Man of the match - Adam Irving
Goal scorers - Adam Irving 5, Lex Vaughan 3, Jack Miles 2, Luke Graham 2, Lewis Evans 2, Logan Dimond 1, Kai Newland 1, Adam French
1st round of the Tyro cup and the defence of the trophy got underway with a very comfortable win against Oakwood Dynamos from Division 3. Lewis Evans looking better with every match is the only player to have scored in all 4 games to date by adding a brace this week. Man of the match Adam Irving notched up 5 (FIVE) goals demonstrating some classy finishes. Lex Vaughan added his 3rd hatrick of the season and linked up well with Lewis and Adam. Jack Miles showed that he can now add goals to his undoubted ability as he continued to add to the teams tally of goals. Logan Dimond tucked away a lovely free kick into the top right corner. Our defence were not to be outdone by offering a second consecutive clean sheet and goals from Kai Newland and a very jubilant Adam French who scored with a looping header well delivered by Peter Couchman to round off the scoreline.
That's now 50 goals scored in just the first 4 games of the season with only 4 conceded.
Final score 17-0
18 September - Sholing Whites 18-2 Brading Town Youth - Hants Cup Round 1
Man of the match - Jack Miles
Goal scorers - Jack Miles 3, Adam Irving 3, Lewis Evans 3, Lex Vaughan 3, Finley Lintott-Warrillow 2, Logan Dimond 1, Reece Kempton 1, Ben Daglish 1, Own goal 1.
1st round of the Hampshire cup saw visitors Brading Town youth make the trip over from the Isle of Wight. A goal within the first minute by Jack Miles and it looked as if this was going to be another rout. However Brading had other ideas equalising in the 7th minute when a ball played over the top caught not only our back 3 napping but also our linesman who was 20 yards behind the play. Linesman training to be provided asap please :). Then to add further misery the same ball but this time onside, was played over in the 9th minute for Brading to take an unexpected lead.
We changed to a flat back 4 which seemed to steady the ship and then the onslaught came. By half time the lads were back in front at 7-2. The second half continued very much the same as the 1st half had finished with a further flurry of goals. A total of 4 individual Hatricks and even a rare goal for skipper Reece Kempton followed by an even rarer goal by keeper Ben Dagish who was given 10 mins on pitch to alleviate the boredom. Jack Miles gave a man of the match performance for some great finishes and a solid all round game.
Final score 18-2
Round two see us home to Gosport who knocked us out in round 4 last season.
11 September - Sholing Whites 9-0 Hiltingbury Hurricanes - Southampton Tyro Division 1
Man of the match - Luke Graham
Goal scorers - Isaac Evans 3, Adam Irving 2, Lewis Evans 1, Daniel Gregory 1, Kai Newland 1, Jack Miles 1
Another very comfortable game for the lads at our new home venue of Wellington Sports grounds. A total of 12 changes were made throughout the match with players showing great versatility to play in a number of different positions. Still playing with 3 at the back the team coped very well defensively limiting Hiltingbury to just one corner in the entire match. Good to see Isaac Evans grab his first Sholing hatrick and Kai Newland his first ever Sholing goal but MOTM went to Luke Graham for a solid performance at centre half.
4 September - Sholing Whites 6-2 Salisbury White - Southampton Tyro Division 1
Man of the match - Lex Vaughan
Goal scorers - Lex Vaughan 3, Luke Graham 2, Lewis Evans 1
The first outing of the new season was against newly promoted Salisbury Whites from Div 2. Playing our first season of 11 aside football with a new look team the boys were itching to get going. It wasn't long before the lads got off the mark infact with just 4 mins on the clock new boy Lex Vaughan got us off to a flier making it 1-0. Lex then grabbed himself a second after just 10 mins to put us 2-0 ahead. Playing in a 3-5-2 formation the football looked good particularly with the midfield connecting well. Reece Kempton and Dan Gregory played just in behind Lex in the middle with Logan Dimond and Finley LW both playing wide it looked good as they kept possession well early on. On 17 mins a goal mouth scramble led to our third goal which striker Lewis Evans managed to get a toe on to help the ball across the line making it 3-0 . Salisbury found there way back into the game after a good period of pressure and in the 24th minute they pulled it back to 3-1. The boys hit back well when substitute and new boy Luke Graham fired one in from distance giving us a bit of daylight at 4-1 on 27 Mins. However Salisbury City continued to try and keep themselves in the game and hit back taking it to 4-2 on 31 mins just before half time. HT 4-2
Early into the second half Lex completed his first Sholing Hatrick earning him the man of the match accolade with a cool finish in the 41st min putting us 5-2 ahead. The football started to become a bit scrappy at times as the boys shook off the summer rust. All of the squad played at least two thirds of this opening match which was crucial to help match fitness for all players. Luke netted his second in the 48th min to close the game out at FT 6-2.