Sholing1 2Bashley

Scorers : Dan Mason 90+5  /  Own Goal 19, Conor Whiteley 26

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020 - 7:45pm - Southampton Senior Cup Quarter Final

Venue: Mackoy Stadium


Sholing: Ryan Gosney, TJ Cuthbertson, Marv McLean, James Lauder, Owen Roundell, Owen Royl, Lee Wort, Byron Mason ©, Dan Mason, Brad Targett, Jake Hoole (Jack Nicholas 61). Unused subs : Stu Green, Josh Carey, Joe Smith & Tobi Falodi

Yellow Cards: Byron Mason, Owen Roundell

Bashley: Harry Gravett, Jamie Webber, Jack Smith, Dan Thompson, Brad Strickland, Brad Morris, Lewis Ross, Harry Morgan, Conor Whiteley (Tom Betts 88), Harry McGrath (Billy Cooper 92), Harry Bunce.  Unused sub: Dan Kempson

Yellow Cards: Harry Gravett, Harry Morgan, Harry Bunce Red : Harry Bunce

Attendance: 108

Referee: Lee Nowacki  Assistants: Rudi Burton & John Bungay

Sholing went out of the Southampton Senior Cup after a tired display against an energetic Bashley side.

Team News: Dan Miller & Jamie Bulpitt again missed out through injury. Stu Green sat on the bench after picking up a knock on Saturday.

Sholing started the brightest on a bitterly cold night, with Dan Mason having a shot on the turn well saved down near his post by Gravett, who a moment later could do nothing but watch as Lee Wort smacked a shot off the top of the crossbar.  But it was the visitors who opened the scoring on 19 minutes through a bizarre goal.  With Bashley claiming a handball against Roundell, most attention was on the ref as the ball somehow made it past Gosney and rolled gently into the net.  I asked 4 people for their description of the goal and got 4 different versions.  Not that Bashley cared as it seemed to fill them full of confidence as they went on to dominate the half with some good football, highlighted by their second goal on 26 mins which was finished off by Conor Whiteley after the visitors had passed through some slack Sholing defending.  Dan Mason had a couple of good opportunities late on in the half, but pulled both wide of the mark.  HT 0-2


The second half continued much the same for Sholing, who couldn't get themselves going against a Bashley side who were closing down quickly and happy to let the Boatmen make repeated mistakes in possession.  Both Targett and Dan Mason hit shots wildly off target as frustrations grew.  It boiled over a couple of times late in the game, with a couple of flair-ups and Bunce receiving a strange sending off for Bashley.  Boatmen finally found the net, but only a minute from the final whistle, deep in added time when DAN MASON glanced in a downward header, but it was too little, too late.   Tired legs and minds after 9 games in 18 days, certainly played a part in Sholing's off key performance, but Bashley were the better team on the night & deserved their place in the Semi Finals.  FT 1-2

Next Game : Bideford v Sholing - Southern League - Saturday 3pm