Match Report -

Match Report - , by Ian Craig

Bashley v Sholing

Bashley 1 Sholing 1

Charlie Kendall 35 /Dan Mason 50

Bashley Team: 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 Team: Ryan Gosney, Terry (TJ) Cuthbertson, Luke Dempsey, Dan Miller, Owen Royl, Zac Mouland (Alex Sawyer 81’), Michael Hubbard, Byron Mason [c], Jamie Bulpitt, Dan Mason, Lee Wort.

Yellow Card: None

Subs not used: Owen Roundell, Marc Diaper, Jamie Bray & Kevin Brewster

Man of the Match: Luke Dempsey                                                                                          

Attendance: 173

Referee: Tom Moisey Assistants: Craig Sandoe and David Brindle              

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

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 afternoon encounter, and were unlucky to not take all three points back to the Universal Stadium.

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.

Lee Wort then had a better chance when he was free in the box, but his header looped over the bar.

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 off the line by Sean Wright for a corner. That

resulting corner was then headed over by Dan Mason.

The home side, who somehow were still level, took the lead ten minutes before half-time when Charlie Kendall hit a shot into the ground and the ball bounced into the net. Ryan Gosney then made a crucial save one-on-one to keep the score 1-0 before the half time whistle blew.

HT 1-0.

Sholing 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 chest the ball into the net from three yards out, after Lee Wort headed a corner back across the Bashley goal.

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 his shot went wide.

Joe Prodomo again made another fine save to deny Dan Mason his and the Boatmen’s second, before Micky Hubbard’s 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 cleared off the line.

In the closing stages, Dan Miller managed to head the ball back across goal from another Micky

Hubbard free kick, only for it so somehow evade two Sholing players at the back post to the relief of the Bashley defence.

But for all of the Boatmen’s chances in the second half, the goal was not to come, and Bashley successfully held on for a share of the spoils. 

FT 1-1.

Sholing host league leaders Moneyfields next Saturday (4th March).

Match Report by Liam Richner