BASHLEY 0 SHOLING 1 (Saturday 18th October 2014) FATPR
By Bashley Football Club | Mike Cranidge | Sunday 19th October 2014
IMPROVED BASH NOT QUITE GOOD ENOUGH
For the second time in five days, Bashley and Sholing crossed swords for cup
glory and once again the victor’s laurels went to the Boatmen. This however was
no easy victory; whilst Tuesday’s Red Insure Cup tie carried a stamp of
inevitability, Saturday’s FA Trophy tie was a close game between two closely
matched teams separated by single late goal.
Both sides put the emphasis on attack with both Nuno Pereira for The Bash and
Stuart Mott for The Boatmen squandering early chances whilst the forward runs
of Bashley’s Clive Makoni and Sholing’s Sam Wilson were always dangerous.
Bashley’s hopes took a painful knock on 32 minutes when the unfortunate
Bouwe Bosma was helped off after being hit hard in an area south of his waist
and replaced by Ashley Booker.
Play was open and end to end; Ronan Moore saw his long shot flash past the
post and stout approach work by Brad Morris led to a drive by Pereira hitting the
bar. Sholing danger man Wilson launched a screamer that looked set to net only
for Callum Maher to bring off the save of the match. The half ended with Pereira
in some pain after an unwise clash with burly Sholing Keeper Matt Brown.
It was therefore no surprise when Pereira failed to start the second half giving
reserve striker Adam Drodge a chance of first team action.
The game continued at the same tempo with Maher making a couple of fine save
in quick succession from sub Alex Baldachinno whilst at the other end Makoni
broke free only to lose control of the ball at the last moment and a searching low
cross from Lewis Crook was near to being sliced into the net by a Sholing
Then in the 81st minute Dan Mason broke Bash hearts by bustling in a disputed
goal from close range with referee San Ogles unconvinced by the Bash appeals.
An enjoyable closely fought game and an encouraging performance from
Bashley. Surely that longed for home win can’t be too far away.
Maher, Dunne, Moore, Petty, Rose, Hall (c), Morris, Bosma (Booker), Makoni, Crook
(Hopkins), Pereira (Drodge)