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Scorers : Charlie Kendall 35  /  Dan Mason 50

Date : Saturday 25th February 2017 - 3pm - Sydenhams Wessex Premier

Venue : Bashley Road

Bashley : Joe Prodomo, Hugh Dathan, Lewis Aimson, Bradley Morris (Tony Rolls 55’), Sean Wright, Chris Lucas, Lewis Brailey (Elliott Head 80’), Harvey Slade, Kabba Jack, Harvey McGrath, Charlie Kendall. Subs not used: Jesse Gould, Rhys Owen, Matt Vining

Yellow Card : Tony Rolls

Sholing : Ryan Gosney, TJ Cuthbertson, Luke Dempsey, Dan Miller, Owen Royl, Zac Mouland (Alex Sawyer 81’), Michael Hubbard, Byron Mason [c], Jamie Bulpitt, Dan Mason, Lee Wort. Subs not used: Owen Roundell, Marc Diaper, Jamie Bray & Kevin Brewster

Yellow Card :

Attendance : 173 (approx 25 Sholing fans)

Man of the Match : Luke Dempsey

Referee: Tom Moisey  Assistants: Craig Sandoe & David Brindle

Sholing’s unbeaten run in the league extended to six matches after the Boatmen drew 1-1 at Bashley. Dan Mason netted his 37th goal of the season with a simple tap in early in the second half, after Bashley had gone ahead through Charlie Kendall. Sholing had the most chances during the cold & windy encounter, and were unlucky to not take all three points back to the Universal Stadium.

Team News: Barry Mason was again missing following his ankle operation. Marvin McLean missed out with a Hamstring issue and Owen Royl replaced him. Dan Miller replaced midweek goal hero Owen Roundell.

Dave Diaper’s side had their first real attempt at goal within the opening ten minutes, when Lee Wort found himself plenty of space on the right wing, before cutting inside and hitting a left-footed shot straight at Bashley ‘keeper Joe Prodomo. Bashley, with the wind behind them, looked like they might take the lead, but Ryan Gosney showed good reactions to follow up his first save with another stop.

Lee Wort then had a better chance when he was free in the box, but his header looped onto the roof of the net. The Boatmen came a yard away from taking the lead when a scramble in the box saw the ball fall to Zac Mouland, but his goal-bound effort was cleared over his own bar by Sean Wright for a corner. That resulting corner was then headed over by Dan Mason at the near post.

The home side took the lead ten minutes before half-time when Charlie Kendall hit a shot into the ground and the ball bounced up and over the stranded Gosney and into the far corner. Ryan Gosney then made a crucial one-on-one save to keep Sholing in the game.  The ref seemed to be enjoying himself so much, he added on 7 minutes, despite there only being one injury stoppage in the half. HT 1-0

Sholing, with an ever strenghtening wind now at their backs, showed their intent early in the second half with Lee Wort having another shot on target, only for it to be parried away by Joe Prodomo.

But the Boatmen finally got their goal in the 50th minute, as DAN MASON was in the right place at the right time to thigh the ball into the net, literally on the goal-line, after Lee Wort headed a Hubbard corner back across the Bashley goal.

The home side almost gifted Sholing the lead when a defender got in front of his keeper to deflect a cross onto the post. To everyone's bemusement, the officials gave a goal kick.

TJ Cuthbertson almost gave Sholing the lead, but his shot from 18 yards out fizzed across goal and went wide of the left post. A long ball from Ryan Gosney bounced into the path of Lee Wort, but it was not to be the winger’s afternoon as he poked a shot beyond the keeper, but it dribbled past the post.

Joe Prodomo again made another fine save to deny Dan Mason his and the Boatmen’s second, before Micky Hubbard’s 25 yard free kick went just wide of the top right corner. Sholing continued to apply pressure on the home side’s goal, but TJ Cuthbertson was again denied by the Bashley goalkeeper, and Zac Mouland’s rebound was hacked off the line.

Dan Mason looked to have timed a run perfectly as Lee Wort sent him clean through on goal, but to his frustration, a late flag stopped him in his tracks.

In a rare second half attack, Bashley worked a good opening when a left wing cross picked out a free header in the box, but he planted it wide. They followed that up with a wild shot that sailed high & wide. In the closing stages, Dan Miller managed to flick the ball back across goal from another Micky Hubbard free kick, only for it to somehow evade two Sholing players at the back post to the relief of the Bashley defence.

But for all of the Boatmen’s pressure in the second half, the goal was not to come, and Bashley successfully held on for a share of the spoils as the Ref blew for full time right on 90 mins. FT 1-1

Match Report by Liam Richner

Next Home Game : Sholing v Moneyfields - Saturday 3pm - Wessex Premier

Video by Liam Richner

Photos by Ray Routledge (click an image to enlarge)