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Slough Town v Sholing at Arbour Park, Slough on Saturday 22nd September kick-off 15h00

Sholing FC changed their name from Vosper Thorneycroft in 2010 and currently play at level 9 of the football pyramid in the Wessex League Premier Division.

The Boatmen are the current league leaders having won all four of their matches, all played away from home, having netted 17 goals and conceded just two.

They have already played three F.A. Cup ties this season, beating Knaphill (United Counties, level 9) 0 - 3 away in the Extra Preliminary Round; United Services Portsmouth (Wessex Div. One, level 10) 1 - 3 away in the Preliminary Round; and fellow Wessex Premier Hamworthy United 0 - 1 away in a replay, following a 0 - 0 draw at home in the First Round - Qualifying earning them prize-money of £11,140. The winner of this tie will received £9.000.

Sholing's replay win over Hamworthy United was secured with a 67th minute own goal. The following squad members played in the initial tie: Ryan Gosney (GK), TJ Cuthbertson, Marvin Mclean, Owen Roundell, Dan Miller, Jamie Bulpitt, Alex Sawyer (Owen Royl 85m), Bryon Mason {C}, Dan Mason, Lee Wort, Jake Hoole (Bradley Targett 69m )
Unused Subs: Kevin Brewster, Billy Connor, Ryan Mackney, Jack Knutsen & Nick O’Donnell

The Boatmens cup replay team was: Ryan Gosney (GK), TJ Cuthbertson, Marvin Mclean, Owen Roundell (Owen Royl 55m), Dan Miller, Jamie Bulpitt, Alex Sawyer (Bradley Targett 60m), Bryon Mason [c], Dan Mason, Lee Wort, Jake Hoole.  Unused Subs : Kevin Brewster, Billy Connor, Nick O'Donnell

Their leading goal scorers in the League and FA Cup are Dan Mason with 8 league and 2 cup goals and Lee Wort with 6 league and 2 cup goals. Dan Mason's figures include two hat-tricks in just four league outings.

Last Tuesday evening they played Newport (IOW) at home in a Hampshire Senior Cup tie winning the encounter 7 - 0

They played in the Southern League South West for three seasons (2010/11, 2011/12, and 2012/13) finishing 2nd, 4th and 7th respectively. They then elected to re-join the Wessex League to avoid long journeys for season 2013/14, finishing the season as champions. In season 2014/15 they played in Southern League South West, ending in 17th position. Yet again they returned to the Wessex League and have ended each of the last three seasons in 2nd, 3rd and, last season (2017/18) 3rd place.

During 2013/14 they achieved every clubs dream - winning the F.A.Vase final at Wembley, beating West Auckland Town 1 - 0 with a Marvin McLean strike in the 71st minute.

Last season they were knocked out in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup, losing 1 - 2 at home against Alresford Town. They also played in the FA Vase, reaching the 3rd Round where they lost 0 - 1 at home against Blackfield and Langley.

Prediction: Rebels should take this tie seriously and win handsomely, anything less will be a let down to the supporters,
Slough Town 6 - 0 Sholing.

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