Football

Dynamic duo will put the magic back into Winchester

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley

9:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Future Winchester City co-managers Danny Robinson and Tim Cole will bring their passing football philosophy to the Denplan City Ground when they move from Alresford at the end of the season.

Wembley is the priority for Sholing

Daily Echo: Sholing boss Dave Diaper.

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Sholing manager Dave Diaper has defended his decision to field a weakened side against Folland Sports.

Sports delight boss Danny

Daily Echo: Danny Bowers

6:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Folland Sports manager Danny Bowers has hailed his team’s performance this season after they sealed a third place finish in the Sydenhams Premier Division with a 3-2 win over leaders Sholing.

Malone: Time was right for Pair's City return

Daily Echo: David Malone

5:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Winchester City director of football David Malone admits he has little sympathy with Alresford Town after snapping up their dynamic management duo.

Oh brother! Dan stars as amazing home run is ended

Daily Echo: Daniel Mason, left, runs away after opening the scoring for Follands

9:19am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Wessex League title favourites Sholing lost their first home league game in almost a year and a half – thanks to a superb individual goal by one of their former players.

Town keep title hopes alive

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley

9:16am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Alresford won 3-0 at Whitchurch United to keep their faint Sydenhams Premier Division title hopes on track. Steve Hall, Andy Mott and Warren Bentley got the goals in the table-toppers victory in their penultimate game of the season and push them five points clear at the summit.

Alresford Town bosses Danny Robinson and Tim Cole on way back to Winchester City

Daily Echo: Danny Robinson, left, and Tim Cole, right, with Andy Leader in their previous stint at Winchester City

9:12pm Monday 21st April 2014

Alresford Town co-managers Danny Robinson and Tim Cole are returning to Winchester City at the end of this season.

Crunch Hampshire derby for champions Eastleigh's fellow promotion hopefuls Havant

Daily Echo: Ben Strevens

5:00am Monday 21st April 2014

Eastleigh travel to Skrill South play-off contenders Havant & Waterlooville this afternoon already crowned as champions.

Sholing ace Lee Wort back on the goal trail - but he could be rested for big Easter Monday derby date with Follands

Daily Echo: Lee Wort celebrates one of his three goals against Verwood

8:36pm Sunday 20th April 2014

WITH just under three weeks to go until the FA Vase final at Wembley, Sholing sharpshooter Lee Wort has rediscovered his goal-den touch.

53-goal Warren Bentley helps Alresford book another top two finish

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley

8:33pm Sunday 20th April 2014

SYDENHAMS Premier Division leaders Alresford Town are assured a top-two finish for the second season running following yesterday's 2-0 win at AFC Portchester.

Ten-man Sholing blow chance to go top

Daily Echo: Mike Carter slams in his 83rd- minute goal for Sholing.

8:36am Friday 18th April 2014

Sholing’s bid to regain Sydenhams League top spot was put on hold when Fareham Town held them 1-1 in a lively end-to-end tussle at Cams Alders last night.

Sholing Reserves win the Southampton Senior Cup

Daily Echo: Sholing Reserves win the Southampton Senior Cup

9:26pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sholing Reserves have set the bar for their first team ahead of the FA Vase final by thrashing Hedge End Rangers 5-0 in the Southampton Senior Cup Final at St Mary’s tonight, to complete one half of a historic haul of silverware.

Rangers ready to upset Sholing in cup

Daily Echo: SO CLOSE: Andrew Surman  can't believe it as a chance goes begging at St Mary's on Saturday, having kept his place in the centre of midfield from the Carling Cup win over Yeovil as boss George Burley continues to search for the right blend in the engine r

5:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

IT will be a family affair for Hedge End Rangers FC when they play the biggest game in the club’s history – tonight’s Southampton Senior Cup final at St Mary’s.

Baffins pile pressure on Hampshire League leaders Locks Heath

Daily Echo: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

7:47am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Locks Heath have the chance to move five points clear again at the top of the Puma Engineering Hampshire League tonight.

Sholing aim to be fit for Wembley

Daily Echo: Dave Diaper and players celebrate the win that put them through to Wembley.

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

SHOLING are carrying out personal fitness checks on their entire playing squad ahead of their big date at Wembley next month.

Alresford stay in the clear

Daily Echo: Alresford's Dom Cope, right, was on target

6:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

ALRESFORD Town maintained their four-point cushion over Sholing at the Sydenhams Premier summit with a 3-2 home win over Downton on Saturday.

Hards: Winchester's expectations are too high

Daily Echo: Neil Hards

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

OUT-GOING Winchester City boss Neil Hards has warned his successor to be prepared for “high expectations” at the Denplan City Ground.

Sam's the man for Winchester

Daily Echo: Sam Wilson celebrates his fourth goal on Saturday.

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

SAM Wilson bagged all four goals as Winchester City marked the first anniversary of their ‘rebirth’ with a resounding 4-0 win over Totton & Eling.

Sydenhams Wessex high-fliers in hunt for new manager

Daily Echo: Neil Hards

8:32am Friday 11th April 2014

WINCHESTER City have begun the hunt for a new manager to lead them back into the Southern League.

Sholing close gap to Wessex leaders

Daily Echo: Alex Baldacchino scores for Blackfield in their Vase win at Hamble last weekend

8:28am Friday 11th April 2014

ALEX Baldacchino brought up another Sholing milestone last night as the FA Vase finalists closed the gap on Wessex League leaders Alresford Town.

Sholing in the Wembley home dressing room for FA Vase final

Daily Echo: Eastbourne v Sholing in the second leg of the FA Vase Semi Final

4:08pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Sholing have been allocated the home dressing room for the FA Vase final against West Auckland next month. 

Alresford start trophy run

Daily Echo: Two goals - Zach Glasspool

9:51am Wednesday 9th April 2014

ALRESFORD won the first of a possible four trophies last night when they defeated Whitchurch 2-1 to lift the North Hampshire Senior Cup for the third season running.

Brock stun Sholing

Daily Echo: DAVE DIAPER

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

FA Vase heroes Sholing crashed back to earth with a 2-0 Sydenhams Premier Division defeat at Brockenhurst last night.

Pressure's mounting on Fawley young guns

Daily Echo: COLIN LANE

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

COLIN Lane believes the pressure is getting to his young Fawley AFC side as the heat intensifies in the Sydenhams Premier Division basement.

Barron leads from the front for Follands

Daily Echo: JAMIE BARRON (left)

9:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

DANNY Bowers paid tribute to inspirational skipper Jamie Barron and his entire Folland Sports team after they had become the first side to beat Alresford Town in the Sydenhams Premier Division in 2014.

Double hat-trick lights up Puma Engineering Hampshire League

Daily Echo: Girls' football team seeking to sign more under-sevens

7:39am Tuesday 8th April 2014

LIAM Horsted bagged a remarkable double hat-trick in the Hampshire Premier League’s top flight last night.

Totton call in the golden oldies

Daily Echo: STUART HUSSEY

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

TOTTON & Eling came up with a collectors’ item as they left their relegation worries well behind them by racking up their fourth win in six Sydenhams Premier games at home to Verwood on Saturday.

Wembley-bound Diaper questions his sanity

Daily Echo: Ashley Jarvis

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

WEMBLEY-BOUND Sholing chief Dave Diaper admits he questioned his own sanity when he turned and saw Ashley Jarvis sat on the bench during Saturday’s historic FA Vase win at Eastbourne United.

The fight goes out of Romsey

Daily Echo: Craig Feeney

6:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ROMSEY Town face an agonising wait to find out if they can still fight for their Wessex top-flight future.

The rise and rise of Sholing

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

12:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

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.

Wort: Team spirit is the key to Sholing's success

Daily Echo: Lee Wort celebrates the winning goal with team mates.

10:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Lee Wort hailed Sholing’s team spirit after they reached the FA Vase final for the first time in their history.

Castle over the moon at semi-final win

Daily Echo: Sholing celebrate their semi-final win

8:00am Monday 7th April 2014

Pete Castle admits he is “the happiest man on the planet” after Sholing’s semi-final second leg FA Vase win against Eastbourne United 6-4.

Mason: Sholing are a band of brothers

Daily Echo: Barry Mason celebrates with his son.

6:00am Monday 7th April 2014

They are the band of brothers that are marching on Wembley.

Poore takes over Verwood hot seat

Daily Echo: Adie Arnold

4:00am Monday 7th April 2014

FORMER Poole skipper Carl Poore has been named as the new permanent manager of Sydenhams Premier outfit Verwood.

Sholing through to FA Vase final at Wembley

Daily Echo: Sholing players celebrate after the final whistle

6:06pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Super Sholing’s March to the Arch has reached its final destination.

Biggest day in Sholing's history - Diaper

Daily Echo: Sholing celebrate getting to Wembley

6:18pm Saturday 5th April 2014

Sholing manager Dave Diaper told his side to go out “all guns blazing” in his team-talk before they reached the final of the FA Vase for the first time in the club’s history by beating Eastbourne United 4-2 in the semi-final second leg in East Sussex. The Boatmen fired themselves to a 6-4 aggregate win and it was Diaper’s tactics and decision to play Mike Carter and Alex Sawyer in the centre midfield berths and, usual middle man, Byron Mason as one of the strikers, that saw his side secure a Wembley date in May.

Have no fear says Sholing boss

Daily Echo: DAVE DIAPER

6:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

MANAGER Dave Diaper will tell his Sholing players not to be frightened of losing when he sends them into battle in the FA Vase semi-final second leg at Eastbourne United tomorrow.

Eastbourne boss is cagey

Daily Echo: Simon Rowland

6:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Eastbourne United manager Simon Rowland was this week keeping his cards close to his chest as The Oval outfit prepared for one of the biggest’s games in the club’s history.

Folland Sports out to settle score with Alresford Town

Daily Echo: Danny Bowers

9:42am Friday 4th April 2014

WHEN Folland Sports visited Alresford Town in late November they came away licking their wounds after a 6-1 hiding.

Sholing 'fans' upset boss Diaper

Daily Echo: DAVE DIAPER

6:00am Tuesday 1st April 2014

SHOLING manager Dave Diaper has warned a minority of the club’s ‘supporters’ to stop undermining his players.

Alresford Town defeat Sholing 2-0 to reach Sydenhams Wessex League Cup final

Daily Echo: DOMINIC COPE (right)

11:00pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

Alresford continued their defence of the Sydenhams Wessex League Cup crown as they saw off an under-par Sholing side 2-0 in the semi-final at Winchester’s Denplan City Ground this evening.

Alresford hit by Bentley breakdown

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley

3:40pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

ALRESFORD Town striker Warren Bentley will miss tonight’s Sydenhams League Cup semi-final – and could be out for the season.

Job to finish for Sholing

Daily Echo: Sholing’s Mike Carter (shirt off) celebrates his second-half leveller with his Sholing teammates.

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

LEFT-back Marc Diaper reckons Sholing played more football in Saturday’s FA Vase semi-final first-leg than they had winning through the previous two rounds.

Carter keeps Wembley dream alive

Daily Echo: Mike Carter slams in his 83rd- minute goal for Sholing.

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

SHOLING star Mike Carter is still on course for his first trip to Wembley after capping a man-of-the-match performance with his dramatic late equaliser.

Sholing 'desperate' for Wembley double

Daily Echo: Byron Mason, right, in action against Eastbourne.

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

SHOLING captain Byron Mason admits the Boatmen are desperate to complete a unique Hampshire double – by following their Gosport Borough pals to Wembley.

Sholing cling on to Wembley dream

Daily Echo: Mike Carter whips of his top after striking Sholing’s dramatic leveller.

6:45pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Sholing have it all to do to realise their Wembley dream after being held 2-2 by Eastbourne United in the FA Vase semi-final first leg at the Silverlake Arena this afternoon.

It's just like watching Chelsea!

Daily Echo: Barry Mason, above (red) draws comparisons between Sholing and Chelsea in 2011/12.

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

Sholing winger Barry Mason has likened the club’s history-making run in the FA Vase – ahead of their first leg semi final tie against Eastbourne United – to Chelsea’s Champions League victory in 2011/12. The Blues were crowned European champions through pure defensive resilience – and grabbing goals when it mattered.

Former Salisbury City boss takes over at Bristol Rovers

Daily Echo: Darrell Clarke

11:08am Friday 28th March 2014

Bristol Rovers have announced that former Salisbury City manager Darrell Clarke will take over as first-team manager, with John Ward becoming the club's director of football.

Double joy for leaders Alresford

Daily Echo: Warren Bentley

6:00am Friday 28th March 2014

SHOLING’S 1-0 setback at Bournemouth Poppies on Tuesday spelled doubly good news for Sydenhams Premier leaders Alresford.

Football club saved from the brink

Daily Echo: Bashley v Poole Town on 7th December, 2013

11:20am Thursday 27th March 2014

ENDANGERED New Forest outfit Bashley WILL compete in the Southern League next season.



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