The rise and rise of Sholing

Sholing players and officials celebrate their FA Vase semi-final win.

Sholing players and officials celebrate their FA Vase semi-final win.

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

Sholing winger Marvin McLean has admitted his pride at the Boatmen’s rise through the ranks of south coast football that has culminated them in booking a FA Vase final date against West Auckland.

The wide-man, who was in excellent form as he helped his side to a semi-final second leg win over Eastbourne United, can see just how big this is for the club as a whole.

“The club started from Hampshire League level and has made its way through the Southern Leagues, the Wessex and now to Wembley, we’ve done it all,” he said.

“We’re going for the Wessex title too so it’s just brilliant.

“It’s just the best feeling in the world.

“Not even all professionals get to play there (Wembley) and we’re going.

“The boys dug in deep, we all in put in a shift and we fully deserve it.”

"We blew them out the water, that’s what we do, we turn up and turn teams over.”

The 26-year-old intends to fully relish his day at England’s home ground.

“I’m just going to take it all in and enjoy it,” he said.

The attacker, who pestered United’s defence all afternoon with fast runs , felt manager Dave Diaper’s tactics were flawless.

“Spot on, he knew we needed energy in the centre of the park, playing Carts (Mike Carter) and Sawyer (Alex Sawyer) – what a shift they put in," he said.

"We knew they weren’t mobile enough in midfield and our speed and energy just undid them.”

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1:10pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Rockhopper says...

Congratulations to Sholing.
However whether the club are on the 'rise and rise' will only be known if they get and accept promotion out of the Wessex league.
Otherwise if they continue to choose to stay in the current division then I can't see that being real progress.
Congratulations to Sholing. However whether the club are on the 'rise and rise' will only be known if they get and accept promotion out of the Wessex league. Otherwise if they continue to choose to stay in the current division then I can't see that being real progress. Rockhopper
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1:49pm Mon 7 Apr 14

JDtheUltras says...

Frankly this club are an embarrassment at this time. I was at the game on Saturday and how Diaper's son plays I will never know. Wort's workrate was again poor and they are best off-loadng him as soon as possible.
Frankly this club are an embarrassment at this time. I was at the game on Saturday and how Diaper's son plays I will never know. Wort's workrate was again poor and they are best off-loadng him as soon as possible. JDtheUltras
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4:18pm Mon 7 Apr 14

peachy1 says...

JDtheUltras wrote:
Frankly this club are an embarrassment at this time. I was at the game on Saturday and how Diaper's son plays I will never know. Wort's workrate was again poor and they are best off-loadng him as soon as possible.
Thanks Trevor

Total Rubbish

The young Diaper lad has his moments but generally he is a very solid consistent individual.

As for the club being an embarrassment you clearly are a bitter twisted individual
[quote][p][bold]JDtheUltras[/bold] wrote: Frankly this club are an embarrassment at this time. I was at the game on Saturday and how Diaper's son plays I will never know. Wort's workrate was again poor and they are best off-loadng him as soon as possible.[/p][/quote]Thanks Trevor Total Rubbish The young Diaper lad has his moments but generally he is a very solid consistent individual. As for the club being an embarrassment you clearly are a bitter twisted individual peachy1
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3:55pm Tue 8 Apr 14

CarlyKin says...

Hopefully this cup run will advertise the club to potential investors. For the club to progress it needs an investor to help fund the same. No matter how much you want to progress through the leagues it costs money to do so. Therefore any potential investor reading this please get in contact with the Club.
Hopefully this cup run will advertise the club to potential investors. For the club to progress it needs an investor to help fund the same. No matter how much you want to progress through the leagues it costs money to do so. Therefore any potential investor reading this please get in contact with the Club. CarlyKin
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