SHOLING revved up for this weekend’s huge FA Vase tie with a 4-0 home win over Hamworthy United in the Sydenhams Premier Division.

But the Boatmen – who entertain Wisbech Town in the Vase quarter-finals on Saturday – left it late to make their mark, rattling in all four goals between the 66th and 77th minutes.

Graham Kemp’s Hammers held strong until losing centre-back Shaun Brian to illness. Sholing capitalised through Ashley Jarvis (2), Lee Wort and Lewis Fennemore, above, to narrow the gap on league leaders Winchester City to four points with eight games in hand.

Tomorrow Dave Diaper’s title favourites host Horndean looking to add to their tally of 80 goals scored in 23 Wessex games.

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