TABLE-TOPPING Sholing preserved their perfect start to the Southern League season, with a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Bristol Manor Farm.

Dave Diaper's Boatmen took an early lead through Lee Wort, only for Marcus Day to hit back to two goals before half-time.

The hosts rallied, to go in at the break level through Jake Cope, before Wort was the hero at the death to secure a dramatic victory.

Sholing's task was made even tougher when, with Bristol 2-1 up, Rob Flooks was shown a straight red card.

As the visitors looked to delay the taking of a free-kick, Flooks was judged to have kicked out and was given his marching orders.

But the home side rallied to quickly level the game, before striking the woodwork three times through Cope, Wort and Byron Mason in the second half.

The misses mattered little in the end, thanks to Wort's classy late finish.

Sholing sit top of Division One South with seven wins from seven, five points clear of nearest challengers Exmouth Town. AFC Totton had no fixture this weekend and sit 14th.

Sholing: Gosney, McLean, Cope, Flooks, Miller, Roundell, Wort, B Mason, D Mason, Makhloufi, Wagstaffe.

Subs: Batt, Nicholls, Cluett, Robinson, Gruzewski.