Sholing FC V TUFC Match Preview by Steve Harris


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Steve Harris – @steveharris84

Match details: Sholing FC V Torquay United

Venue: MacKoy Stadium

Date: Saturday 24th October 2020

Kick-off:  3pm


Current Form:

Sholing FC: L – W – W – L – W

Torquay: W – L – W – W – W

Leading Scorers:

Sholing FC: Dan Mason (7)

Torquay: Kyle Cameron (2)

Sholing FC Factfile:

Nickname: The Boatmen

Notable honours:

FA Vase winners: 2014

Southern League Division One South and West runners-up: 2010-11

Wessex League Premier Division champions: 2013-14, 2018-19

Route to the FA Cup 4th qualifying round:

Preliminary round – W 1-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins (A)

1st qualifying round – W 2-1 Fairford Town (A)

2nd qualifying round – W 3-0 Saltash United (A)

3rd qualifying round – W 5-2 Walton Casuals (H)

Manager: Dave Diaper

Manager Dave Diaper joined the Boatmen as manager in 1999 from B.A.T, when Sholing were known as Vosper Thorneycroft and were playing in the Hampshire League. A former Southampton Schools & Hampshire representative player, Diaper’s previous clubs include Cadnam, BHC (IoW), Pirelli, AC Delco, Otterbourne & Netley Vics. With over 1,100 games as manager under his belt for the Boatmen, along with 11 major honours – including the club’s 2014 FA Vase triumph, Diaper is part of a select group of managers and amongst the most experienced in non-league football circles.

One to watch: Dan Mason

The youngest of the three Mason brothers to have featured for Sholing, Dan Mason has scored goals for fun since he joined the Boatmen, hitting 221 in the last six seasons – with many of them being spectacular finishes. He found the back of the net an incredible 64 times in the 2019-20 campaign, and is the Boatmen’s top scorer so far this season with seven goals in all competitions.

Possible line-ups:                                                                                           

Sholing FC (4-3-3):

Ryan Gosney

Jake Hoole – PJ McLean – Dan Miller – Marvin McLean

Charlie Wagstaffe – Jamie Bulpitt – Alex Sawyer

Claudio Herbert – Dan Mason – Brad Targett


Torquay (4-4-2):

Lucas Covolan

Ben Wynter – Kyle Cameron – Sam Sherring – Dean Moxey

Aaron Nemane – Connor Lemonheigh-Evans – Adam Randell – Ben Whitfield

Danny Wright – Louis Britton

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Proud Away Sponsor of Kyle Cameron



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