Sholing 4-3 Gosport Borough

Scorers : Barry Mason 1, Stuart Mott 54 & 70, Dan Miller 64  /  Molyneaux 15, Green 34 & 60

Sholing : Rory Anderson, TJ Cuthbertson, Sam Olaofe, Stuart Mott, Dan Miller, Kev Brewster, Alex Sawyer, Bryon Mason, Nathan Lynch, Barry Mason, Nick Watts. Subs: Matt Fredericks, Lewis Fennemore, Jamie Mansell, Toby Adekunle, Danny Cox, Jack Smith, Dan Mason

Gosport : Ashmore, Woodward, Wooden, Dunford, Molyneaux, Matthews, Saez, Smith, Odham, Green, Wylde. Subs: Caddett, Roberts, Flint, Giles, Benham

Referee : William Bull.  Assistants: Rudi Burton & George Kimber-Sweatman

Attendance : 157

Sholing won a thrilling encounter against FA Trophy Finalists & Conference South team, Gosport Borough, thanks to four set-piece goals.

The Boatmen were ahead almost straight from the kick off when a corner found Barry Mason at the edge of the 6 yard box to head just inside the near post.  We continued on the offensive with Nick Watts finding space on the right wing and Nathan Lynch showing some powerful running to get to byline on the left. Gosport came back into it and Molyneaux found space to head home in a crowded box on 15 minutes to even up the scores.  The visitors then took the lead when a deflected freekick fell nicely to Green, who finished well on the volley from 12 yards.  Half Time 1-2

Sholing increased their tempo at the start of the second half and were stretching the Gosport defence. Barry Mason fired in a wicked shot that the keeper tipped over but from the resultant corner, Stuart Mott got away from his marker to head home. Gosport went back in front after some neat play down the right wing allowed a cross from the byline that Green swept into the net.  It was almost a carbon copy of Sholing's second goal a few minutes later, but this time Dan Miller rose highest to head into the corner of the net.  Sholing were on top and looking dangerous everytime we went forward and when we won another corner, you knew what was coming. Stuart Mott duely delivered with his 4th goal in 3 games, showing good movement in the area before powering in a bullet header that Wayne Shaw couldn't stop from hitting the back of the net.  From that point onwards it was all Sholing and some fresh legs off the bench were pulling a tired looking Gosport defence all over the shop.  Toby Adekunle showed good pace for two 1-on-1 opportunites, but his finishing let him down. Dan Mason appeared to have scored Sholing's fifth, but a late flag from the linesman ruled it out.  Full Time 4-3

Photos by Ray Routledge : Click a thumbnail to enlarge

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