SHARPSHOOTING Sholing impressed with the ruthlessness of their finishing in Saturday’s 4-1 Sydenhams Premier victory at Brockenhurst.

Having got off to a perfect start when Dan Mason cashed in on a defensive slip, the Boatmen ran out comfortable winners at the Meadens Skoda Arena.

“We had to dig in and work hard, but the main reason for the three points was that we took our chances and that is something we have been guilty of (not doing) in the past,” said Sholing boss Dave Diaper.

“It was a good shift put in by the players, especially in the second half.”

Sholing – playing their first league game for a month - went two up on 43 minutes, again aided by a defensive error, as Mason this time pulled the ball back for Marvin McLean to score.

The arrival of Leon Carbayo-Borges briefly lifted the mood for Brock with the young sub netting just four minutes after going on.

A long throw was flicked into his path and Carbayo-Borges duly swept the ball past Ryan Gosney, despite the keeper getting a hand to the shot.

But any hopes of a Badgers’ comeback lasted all of two minutes as Sholing killed the contest with goal number three.

TJ Cuthbertson robbed a defender and drove into the box, evading another tackle before burying the ball past exposed Brock keeper Ed Kitcher.

Byron Mason set the seal on Sholing’s victory with a spectacular diving header from Alex Sawyer’s 78th-minute cross.

The Boatmen are up to fifth heading into tomorrow's home game against Amesbury Town (7.45pm).

*Lymington Town sit three points behind Sholing in seventh following a 2-0 result at Baffins Milton Rovers.

Sam House struck two first-half goals for the New Forest outfit, taking him to 23 for the season.

*Two-goal Connor Furmidge secured Cowes Sports’ 2-1 win over Bournemouth Poppies at Westwood Park.

The fourth-to-bottom Yachtsmen are in 19th, ten points clear of their struggling Island neighbours Newport, who lost 2-1 at home to third-placed Hamworthy United despite taking the lead through Jared Wetherick.

Dan Cann and Nathan Walker got the Hammers’ goals.

Newport, in turn, are six points clear of basement boys Petersfield Town, who were soundly beaten 4-1 at Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Seb Dawes, Jack Slade, Jake Rawkins and Jordan Matthews netted for Bemerton.