DAVE Diaper’s 1000th game as Sholing manager didn’t go to plan.

The celebrations were muted by a shock 1-0 Sydenhams Wessex League Cup defeat against Tadley Calleva at Barlows Park and, to add insult to injury, they ended the game with ten men.

Sholing, who have twice lifted the trophy, fell behind on 39 minutes following a mix-up on the halfway line.

Tadley’s Brett Denham seized possession and ran on to beat the Boatmen’s debut-making goalkeeper Nick O’Donnell – in for the unwell Ryan Gosney - with a low shot from just outside the area.

Sholing had a dream chance to level late on when Marvin McLean came off the bench and was tripped for a penalty.

You would have bet your house on deadly Dan Mason scoring when he stepped up to the spot, but Calleva keeper Sean O’Brien dived to his left to save and then smothered the rebound.

The Boatmen poured everyone forward in a desperate attempt to salvage Diaper’s big night, but Dan Miller headed wide from a corner and McLean’s goal-bound effort was cleared off the line.

To add to the gloom, Sholing’s Pete Castle got his marching orders in added time for a lunge from behind.

No such troubles for FA Cup heroes AFC Stoneham who booked their passage to the second round with a 4-3 win at Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Josh Clarke, Eduardo Jimenez, Ben Clark and Jo Sutherden completed another ‘giant-killing’ for the Sydenhams One club against their Premier Division hosts.

Holders AFC Portchester opened their defence of the silverware with a slender 1-0 win at Romsey Town - Brandon Miller netting on the stroke of half-time.

Bashley staged a late, late show to edge past New Forest rivals Brockenhurst.

Trailing to a first-half Will Tickle goal, Bash improved after the break and were unlucky when Dan Thomson’s rocket shot hit the underside of the bar.

All seemed lost as the final seconds ticked down, however, until, in injury time, Brad Morris’s floated cross found the net via a combination of Sam Jackson’s head and shoulder and a Brockenhurst defender.

The tie went straight to penalties, Bash running out 3-2 winners thanks to Dan Munday, Jackson and Nasim Meddah. Noel McCarthy-Gardiner and Ronan Moore netted for Brock.

Team Solent progressed 2-0 at New Milton Town thanks to Callum Esfandiari and Ethan Taylor, while Christchurch lost 5-4 on penalties at Petersfield Town, having drawn 1-1 with a Kieran Douglas leveller.

Totton & Eling led against Lymington Town through Adam Kana-ah but were eclipsed by an own goal and Ashley Jarvis's late penalty winner as Lymo triumphed 2-1.

Verwood Town were on the end of a 6-0 hiding by Bournemouth Poppies who ran riot through Steve Flynn (3), Shiv Roushbaiani, Micky Finch and Fawzi Saadi.

Baffins Milton Rovers beat Ringwood Town 2-1 and Horndean overcame Amesbury Town 3-1.