Sholing7 0Newport

Scorers :  Dan Miller 3, Dan Mason 21 & 53, TJ Cuthbertson 25, Bradley Targett 35, Lee Wort 80 & 82

Date: Tuesday 18th September 2018 - 7:30pm - Hampshire Saturday Senior Cup Second Round


Venue: Universal Stadium

Sholing: Ryan Gosney, TJ Cuthbertson, Marvin Mclean, Owen Roundell, Dan Miller, Owen Royl, Jamie Bulpitt (Jamie Bulpitt 59), Byron Mason [c], Dan Mason (Lee Wort 54), Billy Connor, Bradley Targett (Jake Hoole 62).  Unused Subs : Alex Sawyer & Nick O'Donnell

Yellow Cards: None

Newport IW: Gary Streeter, Alex Harmer, Neo Lamb, Scott Barron, Martin McDonough [c], Spike Pearce, Darren Powell, Lewis Wright, Jared Wetherick, Joseph Craig, Harrison Yate.  Subs : George Holmes, Louie Fleming, Kyle Drew

Yellow Cards: Scott Barron

Attendance: 69

Referee: Harry Redman   Assistants: Peter Carr & Kevan Godwin

Sholing helped themselves to seven goals in a very one-sided Hampshire Senior Cup tie at the Universal Stadium.  Once again, Dan Mason & Lee Wort were on the scoresheet, both grabbing a brace and taking their tally to 25 goals between them in just 11 games.  D-Dan's second was also his 150th goal for the Boatmen.

Team News : Pete Castle sat out the last game of his suspension as Dave Diaper put out a strong side with starts for Billy Connor & Brad Targett.  Wessex Division 1, Newport, had the two extremes of experience and youth, but the bulk of their line-up were youngsters.

With Slough Town's management team watching on ahead of Saturday's FA Cup clash, the game got underway and the Boatmen were quickly in front on just 3 minutes.  A corner from the left by TJ was swung into the middle of the area where DAN MILLER got an outstretched boot onto the ball to divert it into the net.   The first 20 mins was being played exclusively in the Newport half and Sholing doubled their lead on 21 mins, again from a TJ left sided corner.  This time his cross to the far post saw Owen Roundell peel off to head firmly back into the 6 yard box where DAN MASON was on hand to sweep the ball in from close range.

After setting up the first two goals, TJ CUTHBERTSON then got himself his first goal of the season and it was a beauty as his viciously hit 25 yard shot smashed against the underside of the bar and down across the line.  Newport also then hit the woodwork with their first shot of the game, but sadly for them, this was against the outside of the upright and pinged out of play.

On 35 mins, Dan Mason worked a shooting opportunity and his curling shot from the edge of the area was palmed out by Gary Streeter but straight to BRAD TARGETT who thumped in the rebound first time.  It was one way traffic as Sholing went close again several times before the ref gave the visitors some respite by blowing the half time whistle. HT 4-0

Sholing picked up where they left off and soon had their 5th goal and it was a typical classy finish by DAN MASON for his 14th goal of the season.  With his back to goal, 15 yards out, he trapped the ball on his chest and in one movement, spun and hit a volley that flew just inside the post.   He then went off with Lee Wort coming on.

Despite not having anything to do for long stretches of the game, Ryan Gosney was still sharp enough to tip over a curling shot that seemed destined for the top corner on 63 mins.  That was about it for Newport going forward as they were pinned in their half for the remainder of the game as Sholing went hunting for more goals.  Lee Wort shot just wide and a Kev Brewster corner seemed on a plate for someone to knock over the line, but it somehow evaded everyone in the 6 yard box.  Byron Mason put over a header from 5 yards he would normal gobble up and Billy Connor was working hard to get on the scoresheet, but it just wasn't happening for him.

It was left to Lee Wort to make the scoreline more reflective of the balance of play by grabbing two goals in as many minutes to take his total to 11 for the season thus far.  On 80 mins, Jake Hoole ran at a static defence and set WORT to drill in a firmly hit shot from 12 yards.  Then on 82 mins, Byron Mason headed the ball back towards the 6 yard box where LEE WORT placed a deft header over the stranded Streeter to seal an emphatic win ahead of our huge FA Cup game on Saturday.  FT: 7-0

Next Game : Slough Town v Sholing - Saturday 22nd September 3pm - FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round

Coach leaves the ground at 11:15am. £10 for supporters

Photos by Ray Routledge (click an image to enlarge)