THERE'S a momentous evening ahead for Sholing boss Dave Diaper.

Tonight's Sydenhams League Cup tie at Tadley Calleva marks his 1000th game in charge of the Boatmen.

During an incredible 19-year stint at the Sholing helm, 'Diaps' has won ten trophies, including that never-to-be forgotten FA Vase win at Wembley in 2014.

He boasts a 65 per cent win ratio.

Prior to joining Sholing - then known as Vosper Thornycroft - in 1999/2000, Diaper had managed Otterbourne and BAT.

As a player, his clubs included Cadnam, Pirelli, AC Delco, Otterbourne, Netley Vics and BAT.

He also played for Southampton Schools and a Hampshire representative side.

Sholing's amazing list of achievements under Diaper reads -

FA Vase winners.

Wessex League champions.

3 x Wessex League runners-up.

Southern League South & West runners-up.

6 x Southampton Senior Cup winners.

2 x Wessex League Cup winners.

2 x Hampshire League champions.

2 x Hampshire Cup runners-up.