Moneyfields3 0Sholing

Scorers : Nathan Paxton 2 & 51, Daniel Nlewedim 26

Date : Tuesday 20th September 2017 - 7:45pm - Hampshire Senior Cup Second Round

Venue : Moneyfields Sports Ground

Moneyfields : Sam Pearce, Joe Briggs, Conor Bailey, Jake Raine, Jamie Ford, Curtis Da Costa, Gavin Spurway, Billy Connor, Ryan Pennery, Daniel Nlewedim, Nathan Paxton.  Subs : Brett Poate, Dan Gauntlett, Harry Bedford, Frankie Paige, Dan Wooden

Yellow Card :

Sholing : Ryan Gosney, Owen Royl, Jack Smith, TJ Cuthbertson, Dan Miller, Alex Sawyer (Owen Roundell 65), Zac Mouland (Barry Mason 66), Jamie Bulpitt, Dan Mason, Bradey Norton (Lee Wort 79), Marv McLean.  Subs not used : Kev Brewster & Pete Castle

Yellow Card :  Jamie Bulpitt

Attendance : 81

Man of the Match : Jack Smith

Referee : Rob Ablett  Assistants : Callum Waller & Toby Cartledge

A Nathan Paxton brace sunk the Boatmen as their penalty woes continued and they crashed out of the Hampshire Cup

Team News: Dave Diaper made four changes, Byron was rested still nursing a knock, Barry Mason, Lee Wort & Owen Roundell all dropped to the bench. Jack Smith & Owen Royl slotted into the full back roles with Marvin starting in his old position of left wing.  Zac Mouland & Bradey Norton filled in at midfield alongside Alex Sawyer & Jamie Bulpitt. Micky Hubbard was still unavailable so there was a first call up this season for Pete Castle albeit on the bench. Dave Diaper marked TJ’s 101st appearance for Sholing by being made Captain for the evening.  

Moneyfields made a number of changes with ex Sholing player Lewis Fennemore watching from the side-lines. Steve Hutchings was rested as he neared five cautions and with goalkeeper Steve Mowthorpe serving his last match suspension defender Sam Pearce continued in goal. Daniel Nlewedim was handed his debut likewise 16 year old Frankie Paige was given a place on the bench.

Sholing got off to the worst possible start conceding with inside ninety seconds Daniel Nlewedim got inside the penalty area and set up Nathan Paxton to slot the ball past Ryan Gosney.  Nlewedim was creating problems around the Sholing midfield and defence on fourteen minutes it looked as the debutant had double Moneyfields lead when Billy Connor found Nlewedim inside the six yard box and with his back to goal a cheeky back heel was pushed away by Ryan Gosney to deny him.

Another chance fell to Daniel Nlewedim when Jake Raine picked out the midfielder but as Ryan Gosney came out to close him down he put his effort over the bar. Nlewedim persistence paid off when on twenty seven minutes former Baffins striker Ryan Pennary worked the ball on the right hand flank and picked out Daniel Nlewedim to tap the ball home inside the six yard box on his debut. 

Sholing again tried to get back into the game and just after the half hour Bradey Norton found space but was unable to test Sam Pearce and hit his effort over the bar. Eight minutes later Sholing were given a life line to get back into the game when Zac Mouland run into the area picked out Dan Mason but the Sholing striker was bundled to the ground by Pearce. Referee Ablitt immediately awarded the spot kick and deemed it punishment enough as no card was shown. Dan Mason stepped up but had his spot kick was beaten out and Zac Mouland & Bradey Norton didn’t react quickly enough before Sam Pearce re-gathered the ball much to the delight of the Moneyfields fans. HT 2-0

The game was effectively over inside seven minutes of the second half when Nathan Paxton scored again when the striker found space inside the eighteen yard box. Two minutes later Jamie Bulpitt was adjudged to have led with his elbow to earn a yellow card from referee Ablitt.

With Moneyfields now in the driving seat Sholing were finding a little more room on the pitch and Marvin McLean exploited Money’s casual approach and got in a long shot that just went wide of Pearce’s upright. Sam Pearce was again called upon to make a double save deny Dan Mason a goal.

Lee Wort had a chance but was blocked out by the Money’s midfield, Dan Miller was the next to have a chance but failed to get a clean head on the ball. The game petered out as Sholing continued to push forward for the final ten minutes leaving Moneyfields to progress into the third round of the Hampshire Senior Cup. FT 3-0

Report by Greg Dickson