Sholing4 1Bournemouth

Scorers :  Dan Mason 29 & 90, Byron Mason 36, Kieran Winman 41  /  Dave Euwin 19 (pen)

Date : Friday 5th August 2016 - 7:45pm - FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

Sholing: Ryan Gosney, Kieran Winman, Marvin McLean, Pete Castle, Owen Roundell, Alex Sawyer (Joel Drew 72’), Barry Mason, Byron Mason [c], Dan Mason, Zac Mouland (Nick Yeomans 78’), Jake Hoole (Owen Royl 88’).  Subs Not Used : Liam Attrill, Jack Attrill, Sam Jenman, Jordan Brooks

Yellow Card : Barry Mason

Bournemouth : Harry Gravett, Ryan Reeves, Manny Ohameje, Chris Spears, Lamin Dibba, Rob Head, Sami Makhloufi, David Euwin, Ami Roasario (Fakhal Ali 68’), Fawzi Saadi [c], Jamie Wilson (Bryce Banfield 52’).  Subs Not Used : Chia Khider, Shivan Roushbaian, Jack Barton, Husam Aurow, Ryan Bailey

Yellow Card : Ami Rosario

Attendance : 131

Man of the Match : Jake Hoole

Referee : Bruce Waymark  Assistants: Ben Eeles & Andrew Bailey

Sholing advanced into the next round of the FA Cup, beating Bournemouth Poppies 4-1, on a historic night in the competition. Tonight being the earliest ever the FA Cup campaign has kicked off in the competition's 145 history.

Team News: Zach Glasspool and Dan Miller were still absent through injury, whilst Jamie Bulpitt, Kev Brewster & Jack Smith were unavailable.  Dave Diaper was on Holiday, so Stu Hussey & Marc Diaper were in charge.

Bournemouth Poppies got us underway on a warm evening and there was an early penalty shout for our visitors as their strike struck Pete Castle but referee Bruce Waymark waved away the claims of it being handball.

During the opening minutes there were few clear cut chances and Bournemouth were slightly on top during the early midfield battle. On multiple occasions we saw nice link up play between Poppies captain, Fawzi Saadi, and Sami Makhloufi.

The first clear-cut chance came for Sholing, when a great turn from Zac Mouland allowed him to charge down the left hand side and whip in a great ball into the direction of Dan Mason, but the Bournemouth defender got to the ball just before the Sholing striker could have a shot on goal. From the resulting corner, the Boatmen played a short corner and a one-two followed, then the ball was played to the edge of the box to captain Byron Mason whose shot fired just wide.

The next big chance for the opening goal fell to our visitors. Dave Euwin swung the ball in to the far post where Fawzi Saadi raised highest, but his header flew just over the bar. Captain, Saadi had a few speculative efforts at Gosney’s goal but neither efforts troubled the Sholing ‘keeper.

The next clear cut chance came when Poppies’ orchestrator Saadi, once again, played a perfect ball down the left hand side to the overlapping run of the fullback Ohameje. Ohameje cut into the box and Barry Mason brought down the fullback whilst trying to track back. The referee awarding the penalty in the 19th minute with Barry Mason picking up a booking in the process. Dave Euwin stepped up and slammed the ball past Gosney to give Bournemouth the lead.

Sholing were pushing for an equaliser and won another corner when Zac Mouland turned his man from a throw in, he whipped the ball in but the Poppies’ defender once again intervened but conceded the corner. Alex Sawyer overhit the ball in and found Mouland on the other wing but his cross only found the side netting.

The boatmen were awarded for their persistent pressure when Jake Hoole sent a ball over the top to DAN MASON, who brought the ball down well, created some space for himself and slammed the ball inside the near post and past Harry Gravett from 12 yards.

Since the equalising goal, the Boatmen were truly on top and hunting for the goal which would give them the lead. Sholing won a free kick just inside the opposition half when Makhloufi fouled Kieran Winman. Barry Mason floated the ball just over the penalty spot where, brother, BYRON MASON rose as Gravett rushed out of his goal, however, despite clattering the ‘keeper, the skipper got a flick on the ball before the contact and the ball looped into the empty net. Referee Waymark waved away the protests from the Bournemouth players so the goal stood and Sholing took a deserved lead.

5 minutes later we saw probably one of the goals of this season's entire tournament! The ball fell to KIERAN WINMAN 45 yards out, the fullback will definitely claim he meant it, but sent a ball, first time, either searching for Mason up top or trying to catch the keeper out and the ball looped over the ‘keeper who was stuck in no mans land. A great goal which was fit for an FA Cup Fnal let alone a preliminary qualifying round!

The Boatmen almost grabbed another before the half was up when Barry Mason sent a ball into the box which put Mouland into a 50/50 with the goalkeeper. Mouland reached the ball first and poked it towards goal. Either Gravett saved it or Mouland was fouled. Neither a penalty or corner were awarded as the linesman awarded a goal kick. HT 3-1

The second half was less eventful in terms of attacking play as the Boatmen were happy to sit on their lead and let Bournemouth do the hard work to get themselves back into the match. This showed as Bournemouth Poppies created a few half chances, the first coming when Makhloufi, Wilson, Saadi and Ohameje linked up nicely down the left hand side. The ball played in was cleared back to Wilson who’s shot was fired straight at Gosney.

As Bournemouth were trying to push to get a goal back they created their best chance to grab that illusive goal fell to Makhloufi who found space on the right hand side who’s shot across goal pulled a great save from Gosney.

Sholing were looking to pounce on the counter attack as Barry Mason won the ball and played McLean down the left hand side. McLean had less time than he thought and Spears made a fantastic recovering slide tackle.

A frustration grew amongst the Bournemouth players as they were struggling to get back into the match. Their second real chance of the half came where substitute Bryce Banfield latched onto a miss timed Sholing header but he sliced his shot over the bar.

Bournemouth Poppies looked to be running out of ideas as the match reached the latter stages. As their frustration grew and grew, Sholing won a free kick midway through the Poppies half. Owen Royl floated the ball into back post where Byron Mason rose and headed the ball across the face of goal where DAN MASON tapped the ball home, grabbing his second.  FT 4-1

Match Report by Sam Cox

View from the Stands : Scoreline was probably harsh on a Bournemouth side who played some nice stuff at times, but didn't turn that approach play into efforts on target. However, as soon as Sholing equalised, we upped our game considerably and showed how we have the players to turn a match around in a blink of an eye.  Good to see D-Dan get off the mark early in the season, I'm sure there will be many more goals to come.  An amazing goal from Kieran, one that he and everyone watching will remember for a long time.  Who cares if he meant it or not, the FA Cup is all about magic moments and that was one of them.

Thanks for the good turnout of supporters and the work of the club volunteers, despite being short staffed tonight.

We will be away in the next Round to Bashley. Game is on Saturday 20th Aug 3pm.

Next Game : Sholing v Cowes Sports, Sydenhams Wessex Premier, Tuesday 7:30pm (please note changed kick off time)

Photos by Charles Patrick (click an image to enlarge) - Thanks to Charlie for taking photos at short notice. Please do not reproduce his images without permission