by Jack Prentice

Sholing twice came from behind to reach the Southampton Senior Cup final in a memorable match that took three hours to complete at Follands Park.

Brockenhurst took a 20th-minute lead when Luke Dempsey’s slip allowed Will Tickle in down the left, writes Jack Prentice.

His low cross was met by Sholing goalkeeper Ryan Gosney and Marvin McLean, who clattered into each other.

The ball spun high in the air, but towards goal where Mitchell Speechly-Price nodded into an empty net.

Sholing equalised on 33 minutes. TJ Cuthbertson evaded the challenge of Mark Baker and took a 25-yard pot shot that caught Callum Maher off guard as it found the bottom right corner.

With the game entering the final 15 minutes, linesman John Bungay went off due to injury.

There was no fourth official, but after a 13-minute delay, spectator Rod Burt emerged in a referee's kit to run the line.

If that wasn't comedic enough, referee Rudi Burton accidentally spat out his false teeth as he blew for the restart!

Maher denied Dan Mason with a double save in extra time and Brockenhurst took a 106th-minute lead when Ryan Long dispossessed Dempsey on the left side of the area and swept the ball into the far corner from ten yards.

Long fluffed a free header from eight yards and Sholing equalised a minute later.

Lee Wort escaped down the right and passed for McLean to sidefoot volley his first goal of the season.

With six minutes left, Dan Mason fired the winner past two defenders on the line following Kev Brewster's pass over the Brock defence.

Sholing will play holders Team Solent in the final at St Mary's (date TBC).