Fawley1 4Sholing

Scorers :  Scorers: Ben Bolton 34  / Owen Roundell 4, Zac Mouland 44 & 77, OG (Sam Burrow) 79

Date : Friday 12th August 2016 - 7:45pm - Sydenhams Wessex Premier

Fawley: Mike Edgar, Callum Chugg, Peter Keating [c], Alfie Cole (Matt Spencer 50, Tom Mason 66) Daniel Sawyer, Daniel Semmens, Sam Burrow, Dylan Gain (James Ferrier 71), Matt Vining, Jack Keen, Ben Bolton. Subs Not Used: Matt Ley

Yellow Card : Alfie Cole

Sholing: Ryan Gosney, Kevin Brewster (Sam Jenman 82), Owen Royl, Jamie Bulpitt, Dan Miller (Liam Attrill 82), Owen Roundell, Nick Yeomans, Barry Mason [c], Dan Mason, Zac Mouland, Marvin McLean (Kieran Winman 82’). Subs Not Used: Byron Mason, Jordan Brooks

Yellow Card : Jamie Bulpitt

Attendance : 82

Man of the Match : Kevin Brewster

Referee: Tim Godfrey Assistants: Paul Hicks & Chloe-Ann Anderson

Sholing advanced to the top of the table, albeit for a few hours, with their 11th consecutive League win. Despite tonight’s score-line, Aaron Fry’s Fawley side were no pushover and the boys needed to be at their best to continue their winning ways.

Team News: Sholing were without 6 first team players due to injury or holidays (Byron Mason, Zach Glasspool, Alex Sawyer, Jack Smith, Pete Castle & Jake Hoole) but were still able to field a strong line-up. Dan Miller returned from injury, Kev Brewster & Nick Yeomans also started in a 4-3-3 formation. Owen Royl made is his first start for Sholing, at left back, allowing Marv to go back up the wing.

Fawley got the game underway on a warm bright evening, Owen Roundell set up Sholing’s first attack with a long ball through to Barry Mason but was intervened by the Fawley defender whose back pass let in Marvin McLean but was denied by Mike Edgar in the Fawley goal. On 4 mins referee Godfrey awarded Sholing a free kick out on the left Kevin Brewster whipped the ball into a crowded area and OWEN ROUNDELL was on hand to score his second goal of the season.

Fawley won a second corner and Ryan Gosney had to be at his best to keep out a header from his own defender Owen Roundell to prevent him scoring at both ends.

Zac Mouland was fouled and Kevin Brewster’s free kick found the head of Dan Mason who placed it just over Edgar’s bar. Fawley had a sweeping move cut out by Owen Royl. Kev Brewster throw in found Dan Mason who turned the defender and found Marvin McLean who drilled his shot across the goal and was cleared for a corner. Sholing continued to pile on the pressure but the Fawley defence were resilient in their defending Zac Mouland was next to put his shot just past Edgar’s upright.

Marvin McLean was fouled by Alfie Cole and received a long lecture from referee Godfrey but no card. Kevin Brewster again took the free kick found Dan Mason who headed against the bar but was adjudged to be offside. Dan Mason last season’s leading scorer was having no luck on the Waterside. Owen Roundell worked the ball to Kevin Brewster and then found skipper Barry Mason the move continued through Kevin Brewster who again found the head of Dan Mason but again he failed to beat the keeper.

Jamie Bulpitt was the next to be denied by Edgar not once but twice in quick succession. However on 34 mins Fawley were level when Ben Bolton was able to turn Dan Miller and cut inside and drill the ball past Ryan Gosney outstretched arm. Sholing continued to press forward despite the equaliser and again it was the luckless Dan Mason that was suffering when Kevin Brewster again put Dan in on goal but hit his shot inches over the bar. Marvin’s wizardry forced Mike Edgar to spill the ball and it fell to Kevin Brewster who shot wide.

Zac Mouland found Kevin Brewster but his fierce shot was brilliantly pushed over the bar by keeper Edgar for a corner. A second corner followed swiftly and again it was Kevin Brewster’s delivery that found ZAC MOULAND who opened his League account with a cheeky back heel from 4 yards. Sholing went in at half time with a slender lead in a half that they had dominated and could have been further ahead. HT 1-2

The second half got off to a lively start with Sholing once again continuing where they had left off and within the opening minutes Dan Mason saw his header cleared off the line. D-Dan continued to be thwarted in his attempts to get on the score sheet this time it was the post that denied him a deserved goal.

On 50 mins Aaron Fry was forced into a change when Alfie Cole injured himself prevent Dan Mason from scoring and was replaced by Matt Spencer. Sholing were once again denied by the Fawley woodwork when Zac Mouland’s effort hit the post.

Sholing continued to press hard in a match where Ryan Gosney was a virtual spectator. Fawley were forced into their second change when Matt Spencer who had only been on the field for sixteen minutes was replaced by Tom Mason.

Dan Mason knew it wasn’t going to be his night when he saw another good shot on the spin just clear the Fawley bar. On 71 mins Fawley made their final change with James Ferrier replacing Dylan Gain. Marvin McLean was a livewire all night and looked menacing down the left had another shot blocked.

Having created so many chances and not taken them to extend the lead, there was always the nagging worry that Fawley might hit us with a sucker-punch.   However, as the game entered the final 15, we finally got our rewards.

On 76 mins referee Godfrey produced his first yellow card when Fawley defender Dan Sawyer (brother of Sholing’s Alex) for a foul on Zac Mouland. Sholing’s high intensity pressure paid off when another brilliant Kevin Brewster free kick appeared to be going straight in from 35 yards, but ZAC MOULAND was on hand to ensure he got the final touch after 77 mins. With Sholing now firmly in the driving seat they were again rewarded for their hard work when this time it was Dan Mason’s cross that sliced into the net by Fawley’s SAM BURROW.

Jamie Bulpitt was penalised and cautioned for his foul after 81 mins. Stand in manager Marc Diaper made all three changes on 82 mins Dan Miller Kevin Brewster & Marvin McLean were replaced by Kieran Winman, Liam Attrill and debutant San Jenman. FT 1-4

Report by Greg Dickson

View from Marc Diaper: "There's always room for improvement, but I thought every player was class tonight. Fawley is a tough place to go to and with 6 regular starters missing, without the right attitude and focus, it could've been easy to slip up."

"We played with a high tempo and intensity for 90 minutes and the lads stuck 100% to the plan we set out. They were up for it, and on it from Darren's warm up, all the way through. Apart from a lapse in concentration for their goal we were very solid at the back, very busy in midfield and our wide men always look dangerous".

"Dan and Zac again were very difficult to deal with up top and it was great for Zac to get his name on the score sheet twice. Without doing a disservice to Fawley, who worked hard and played some good stuff at times, we genuinely could've had double figure goals tonight."

"There were some outstanding performances from both the more experienced lads and the youngsters who played, but too many for me to pick out individuals (I'll let the supporters do that) Thank you to all those fans that travelled to support the lads. On to the next!"

Next Game : Moneyfields v Sholing - Tuesday 16th August 7:45pm

Photos by Keith Legg (click an image to enlarge)