LiveSholing 1 West Auckland 0

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Summary

  • Sholing win the FA Vase on dream day at Wembley
  • Marvin McLean scores the only goal as they beat West Auckland 1-0
  • Dave Diaper's mean become only second Southampton side to win one of the three major FA trophies after Saints in 1976

5:53pm

John Searle, 75, retired, from Hedge End, said: "I was born and bred in Sholing and my father who was a great football fan who is also Sholing through and through would have loved it today. it is amazing to see where they have come from and to see them get here. It is like a Hollywood script.

5:31pm

Kevin Brewster's dad Derek was watching on as his son came on in the second half of Sholings 1-0 FA vase win over West Auckland town.

The 63-year-old  from Mansbridge, said: "It is absolutely superb. I never thought he would do it, when he was at Winchester City he never got to play in the final.  So it was amazing to see him play today. Everyone at the club worked so hard to get here and I am just chuffed for everyone at Sholing."

5:29pm

Don't forget to get your copy of the Pink this weekend.

We have a huge spread of words and pictures on today's game.

There will be even more indepth analysis, pictures and reaction in Monday's Daily Echo.

5:20pm

Dean Bowers, 52, a driver for DFS from Netley, watched on as his Natasha daughter was the physio for Sholing, he said: "It is absolutely brilliant to see them win is overwhelming. It is a great achievement for the players and the fans and all the coaching staff."

5:20pm

Callum Lintott from Brother Goose was elated he said: "The lads really deserved it it was a tight game but they edged it. It was amazing to here our song as they picked up the trophy."

5:19pm

Reporter Michael Carr is getting reaction...

Roy Honeybone, 67, retired from Weston,said: "It is absolutely marvellous I have been watching them all season and they really deserve it. Praise to the manager and the lads that are stepping down next season."

5:12pm

Sholing have a banner for Dave Diaper. Sadly the lagnuage on means it can't be repeated here but what a way for the manager to bow out after 15 years in charge of the team

5:09pm

The celebrations continue on the pitch

5:07pm

Back on the pitch the champagne corks are popping

5:04pm

The squad and management are picking up their medals

5:02pm

Sholing's goal from Marvin McLean, and celebrations

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5:00pm

They collect the FA Vase - what an amazing moment for them and Southampton football

4:59pm

Now it's Sholing's turn to take the famous walk up the Wembley steps.

They are led on the way up by captain Byron Mason

4:58pm

West Auckland go up to the Royal Box to collect their runner's up medals

4:58pm

Michael Carr, who has been bringing us such great coverage from in and around the Sholing camp today, just sent us this from his seat.

"Wild scenes of celebration as Sholing win the FA Vase 1-0"

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4:55pm

The Sholing players and management continue to embrace as the presentation area is set up on the pitch

4:54pm

West Auckland's players look dejected. They gave it everything they had but it was Sholing's day.

They had that bit of luck to get the goal and found Matt Brown in inspired form. He was simply brilliant

4:53pm

The players charge down the touchline and into the fans.

Amazing scenes at Wembley

4:53pm

SHOLING HAVE WON THE FA VASE!

4:52pm

SHOLING 1 WEST AUCKLAND 0

4:52pm

We have just second left here. It's hearts in the mouth stuff...

4:51pm

Matt Brown is the official man of the match

4:51pm

Close in the book for a foul

4:51pm

CHANCE FOR WEST AUCKLAND (90 MINS)

Two minutes into stoppage time Richardson crosses and Lewis Galpin heads against the post

4:48pm

We have played the full 90 minutes now.

The board is up for four minutes of added time.

Sholing can almost touch the FA Vase trophy

4:45pm

Sholing look dangerous on the break but are already trying to run the clock down

4:43pm

There are just five minutes left to go here at Wembley for Sholing to hang on for a famous win

4:40pm

Alex Sawyer is booked for a late tackle

4:38pm

CHANCE (80 MINS)

Dennis Knight whips in a superb free kick but Brown does well to dive and tip it over the bar

4:37pm

Dan Miller goes in the book for a late challenge on Richardson just outside the area

4:35pm

CHANGE FOR SHOLING (78 MINS)

Alex Sawyer on for Fennemore.

That's the end of the changes for both sides now

4:35pm

The Sholing fans are going absolutely crazy after Marvin McLean's goal. The cheer was deafening in the stands.

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4:34pm

CHANGE FOR WEST AUCKLAND (76 MINS)

Stuart Banks on for Vipond.

That's their last change

4:33pm

CHANGE FOR SHOLING (75 MINS)

Kevin Brewster on for Bowers

4:32pm

CHANGE FOR WEST AUCKLAND (74 MINS)

Steven Richardson on for Moffat

4:31pm

CHANCE (74 MINS)

Brown is forced into two good save in quick succession

4:30pm

SHOLING 1 WEST AUCKLAND 0 (McLean 71 MINS)

McLean gets in down the left, the ball bounces up in front of him, he heads it into the box and chases it down.

He gets a bit of luck as he shoots and it gets a deflection off of Lewis Galpin and loops up over the keeper's head and into the far corner but Sholing don't care.

They lead at Wembley

4:27pm

Lee Bright booked for a late challenge as the sun breaks through again

4:25pm

CHANCE (67 MINS)

John Campbell tries to curl a ball in the top corner but it goes over the bar

4:24pm

Lewis Fennemore goes in the book for a foul on Lewis Galpin

4:21pm

CHANGE FOR WEST AUCKLAND (63 MINS)

Jonathan Gibson replaces Andrew Green

4:20pm

Today's attendance has been announced and is a somewhat disappointing 5,431

4:19pm

The conditions are playing a big role in the second half.

The soaking the pitch got from the rain has caused slips and mistakes from both sides and created a far more open game

4:18pm

CHANCE (60 MINS)

Bowers plays a lofted pass down the right and Barry Mason is in behind.

However, the ball takes an awkward bounce and his shot is across goal and well wide

4:15pm

CHANCE (55 MINS)

West Auckland go straight up the other end and get a good sight of goal themselves but Mattie Moffat leans back and from ten yards out blasts over the bar

4:14pm

CHANCE (55 MINS)

Byron Mason plays a ball forward which sees Barry Mason and Andrew Green chasing it.

Barry Mason just about gets there to get a shot in but the keeper has come out and makeds the block.

4:13pm

Sholing's Lee Wort battles for the ball.

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4:13pm

Barry Mason in action.

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4:12pm

Mike Carter on the ball.

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4:11pm

The foul on Byron Mason.

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4:11pm

CHANGE FOR SHOLING (53 MINS)

Bad news for Sholing.

Pete Castle has had the physio on once after pulling a muscle trying to clear the ball.

He goes down again and can't continue so Dan Miller comes on at centre half.

4:08pm

Lee Wort almost gets in but the keeper is quick off his line to punch the ball away

4:06pm

CHANCE (47 MINS)

Sholing take a quick free with Diaper squaring the ball to Bowers who shoots from 40 yards.

It looks speculative but it is well struck and whistles not far wide

4:03pm

The second half is underway

4:01pm

The heavens have opened as the teams come back onto the pitch for the second half.

Sholing are first out and waiting for West Auckland to appear

3:58pm

The Sholing fans are relieved that the score is 0-0 as West Auckland edged that first half. A mass exodus is heading to get some half time refreshments. In the battle of the fans though Sholings Ultras are leading by some distance as only their voices could be heard for most of the half.

3:48pm

A very close first half.

West Auckland probably had the better of what few chances there were but there is not much to choose between the sides.

The game is there to be won in the second period.

3:47pm

SHOLING 0 WEST AUCKLAND 0

3:45pm

The fourth official holds up the board to show there will be two added minutes at the end of the first half

3:42pm

Shots of Marvin McLean in action.

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3:42pm

Sholing fans showing their humour when a West Auckland player goes down by shouting "there's only one Tom Daley" and then "is this a miracle" when he got up.

3:42pm

CHANCE (41 MINS)

Robert Briggs whips a right footed central free kick from 30 yards over the wall and it's a good one.

Matt Brown dives full length to his right to turn it round the post

3:38pm

Barry Mason tries his luck from just inside the area but it was a long way over the bar

3:34pm

CHANCE (35 MINS)

Shaun Vipond is given time to take a shot from 20 yards which Brown gets down to his right to save

3:33pm

Bit of a relief for Marc Diaper who just lets a ball get away from him and has it stolen by John Campbell but he delivers a poor cross that is an easy claim for Matt Brown

3:33pm

CHANCE (32 MINS)

McLean is slipped in down the left by Bowers and shows great strength to hold off Neil Pattinson.

The Sholing man opens up his body just inside the area to try and bend the ball into the opposite top corner but slices it and it skews well wide of the far post.

3:31pm

The fans chant "Diaper give us a wave Diaper Diaper give us a wave" and he duly obliges by smiling and waving. The game is quitening down and so are the fans as neither side is gaining a foothold.

3:29pm

Relief for Sholing and Byron Mason as he comes back onto the field.

He is instantly sprinting back to track a runner so should be alright to continue

3:28pm

Andrew Green is the first player in the book for a nasty late challenge on Byron Mason who hobbles off looking like he is really struggling

3:22pm

Midway through the first half and there is not much between the sides here.

Chances have been at a premium but there has been some nice football on display.

3:19pm

Mattie Moffat drills in a dangerous low cross from the right but it is well cut out by the diving Matt Brown

3:14pm

Barry Mason lets fly from distance but it goes well wide.

3:13pm

Sholing have settled well. They are enjoying the space the huge Wembley pitch affords them and knocking the ball around nicely.

Their pace on the break looks a threat.

3:12pm

2:58pm Sat 10 May 14

SOULJACKER says

Well done for getting Here Sholing, you have made Southampton very proud indeed.
I am gonna get my drank on now, so I shall raise a glass for you....4-1 Sholing to win :)

3:11pm

Chants of we are Sholing from Sholing ring out from the clubs Ultras as the team from Southampton start brightly.

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3:10pm

CHANCE (10 MINS)

Lee Wort uses his pace and strength to break into the area but from a tight angle the keeper makes the block

3:05pm

CHANCE (5 MINS)

West Auckland so nearly get through.

Dennis Knight slides the ball into the path of John Campbell.

He is one-on-one with Matt Brown but the keeper stays big and saves with his legs.

3:01pm

Great early run from Marvin McLean in the opening seconds brings Sholing a free kick on the right edge of the area but it is headed clear

3:00pm

The game is underway

2:57pm

National anthems played, handshakes done. It's game time...

2:57pm

2:56pm

Wow, what a moment as both teams walk out at Wembley and line up behind the red carpet.

At that exact moment the rain stops and the sun shines brightly. Incredible.

2:56pm

Less than ten minutes until kick off, and the fans are ready to cheer on their team.

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2:50pm

The red carpet has been laid out at Wembley.

We are moments away from the teams coming out onto the pitch and ten minutes from kick off.

Though the rain still falls it is much lighter and the skies are far brighter.

2:48pm

The rain is coming down here at Wembley, but the spirits of the Sholing supporters doesn't waver

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2:44pm

Here are brother goose with their biggest fan Carly Kinsey. They dressed up for the occasion, they're fans of the suits.

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2:42pm

Here's a bizarre stat from today's progamme.

Sholing have covered a total of 357 miles on their FA Vase campaign to make the Wembley final.

West Auckland have travelled 709 miles.

2:41pm

The players have returned to the changing rooms after their warm up. They may also want to dry out a little

2:40pm

A quick word on Sholing's opponets today West Auckland.

They have a bit of history behind them.

They won the Thomas Lipton Cup in 1909 and 1911, which is considered to be a forerunner of the World Cup.

However, they have won barely anything else since.

2:39pm

Sholing supporters inside Wembley Stadium get ready for the action to begin.

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2:36pm

Sholing warm-up on the pitch ahead of the game.

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2:34pm

Of the Sholing team that start today a remarkable ten were born in Southampton.

Only Lewis Fennemore bucks the trend. He was born in...Portsmouth!

This is Lewis Fennemore below. Don't know who AC is though!

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2:29pm

Sholing are only the sixth Hampshire side to play at Wembley.

2:26pm

More pictures of Sholing supporters getting ready to cheer on their team.

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2:25pm

This is the programme - all 50 pages worth! Not bad, many fans are reading their way through it in the Bobby Moore suite.

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2:24pm

Dave Diaper has been interviewed pitchside at Wembley by Sky Sports News.

Here he is on the screens in the Wembley press box

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2:21pm

This is the end of an era for Sholing.

Veteran players Marc Diaper and Tyronne Bowers are retiring after this game, while Lee Bright may also hang up his boots.

Dave Diaper is also handing over the managerial reigns after 15 years in charge of Sholing.

He will continue as chairman and director of football but today marks his 767th and final game as manager of the side.

2:21pm

The Southampton based band Brother Goose must be delighted. The Brothers in Arms song dedicated to Sholing has just rang out around Wembley while the team warm-up - the band however were disappointed not to be playing it live.

2:20pm

This is the catering and bar staff team at Sholing FC the Tyrrell's and Jen Miller on the left. They're predicting a Sholing win with goals by Byron Mason.

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2:19pm

Our reporter Michael Carr is sat with the catering team at Sholing the Tyrrell family  and Jen Gerrard in the luxurious Bobby Moore Suite, they say its a world away from the Silverlake Arena but still rate their burgers and chips over the grub at Wembley.

2:17pm

Every member of the Sholing squad was born in South Hampshire. Only three were born outside of Southampton.

2:17pm

The Sholing team are out on the Wembley turf for their warm up and the heavens have just opened. Don't think it's going to dampen their mood though...

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2:15pm

TEAMS

Sholing: Matt Brown, Mike Carter, Marc Diaper, Pete Castle, Lee Bright, Tyronne Bowers, Barry Mason, Lewis Fennemore, Lee Wort, Byron Mason, Marvin McLean.

Subs: Ashley Jarvis, Kevin Brewster, Dan Miller, Alex Sawyer, Nick Watts.

West Auckland: Jordan Nixon, Neil Pattinson, Andrew Green, Daryll Hall, Lewis Galpin, Brian Close, Shaun Vipond, Robert Briggs, Mattie Moffat, John Campbell, Dennis Knight.

Subs: Stuart Banks, Paul Garthwaite, Jonathan Gibson, Adam Wilkinson, Steven Richardson.

Ref: David Coote

2:13pm

Sholing fans on their march to the arch.

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2:12pm

Here it is...

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2:08pm

The teamsheets are being handed out.

We will post it up here straightaway

2:00pm

Sholing are aiming to buck a northern domination of the FA Vase.

The last five finals have been won by Northern League sides with Whitley Bay bagging three while Dunston UTS and Spennymoor have claimed one each.

West Auckland have the extra experience have played at Wembley in the FA Vase final two years ago. On that occasion they were beaten 2-0 by their Northern League counterparts Dunston UTS.

1:58pm

Hundreds of fans are are now making their way up to the stadium. Many are high spirits after having a pre-match tipple to ease the nerves just an hour before the biggest game in Sholing's  history.

1:57pm

Sholing FC merchandise has been selling like hot cakes. According to club sources, replica shirts have almost run out while the scarves have proved to be a hit with the fans.

1:52pm

Hundreds of the Sholing fans are enjoying the occasion with many heading to the stadium straight away. While the more hardcore fans are congregated at the Blue Check Bar near wembley.

1:52pm

Coach loads of Sholing fans have made the journey from the south coast up the M3 to today's big game.

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1:51pm

Michael has another update ahead of the teams bring announced...

"Just spoken to Dan Cox's mother Angie, who said that her son is not in the squad unless anything dramatic happens.

"That hasn't dampened her spirits and she is predicting a tight 1-0 win to Sholing or the game going to the dreaded penalty shootout.

"She said: "He is just happy to be there to support the lads and we know that tough decisions have to be made."

1:46pm

Daily Echo reporter Michael Carr probably hasn't made himself too many friends. He sent us this message...

"In the coach raffle, our reporter Michael Carr got involved and chose Sheffield United because of their kit being similar to the red and white stripes of Sholing. He just won £30 - much to the annoyance of the rest of the coach. A good omen perhaps?"

A good omen for Michael at least...

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1:45pm

Here is what's up for grabs today

1:44pm

This isn't a bad one either. This chap knows a thing or two about playing in big games!

1:42pm

There have been a few special messages of support coming in for Sholing today, but this might be the most signficant.

Sholing manager Dave Diaper had a very special surprise phone call this morning from Lawrie McMenemy.

The man who led Saints to their famous 1976 FA Cup win over Manchester United at Wembley – the only other time that a Southampton side have won one of the three major FA trophies – rang Diaper this morning.

He wished him the best of luck, offered him a few words of advice and told him to enjoy the day.

Diaper was in the crowd at Wembley cheering on Saints in 1976.

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1:38pm

Another update from Daily Echo reporter Michael Carr who is travelling with the family and friends of the Sholing team..

"Just spoke to Matt Brown's older brother Chris who I'm sitting next to on the coach.

"He believes the game will finish 2-1 with Sholing going 1-0 at half time but storming back 2-1 I'm the second half with an 88th minute winner by striker Lee Wort. Although he is nervous watching his brother if the game goes to penalties."

Here is Matt Brown in action...

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1:35pm

Dave Diaper has named a 22 man squad for the trip to Wembley.

The players travelled up yesterday for a tour of the ground with Diaper insisting that all the souvenir photos and such like were taken then ahead of the real business this afternoon.

The team last night stayed in the St Albans hotel often used by the England side.

1:33pm

Sholing manager Dave Diaper has checked in this morning. Here's what he had to say...

1:29pm

Here is the Tweet that Michael mentioned...

1:28pm

This was his first update of the morning...

 

The coach is buzzing with excitement after a good luck message from Saints was posted on Twitter. There are a fleet of coaches on the M3.

Daily Echo reporter Michael Carr

1:27pm

Daily Echo reporter Michael Carr is travelling with the fans, family and friends of the Sholing players to bring us the inside gossip.

He has been on the supporter’s coach heading to Wembley this morning and has sent us some updates along the way.

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1:25pm

Hello and welcome to the Daily Echo’s live coverage of this afternoon’s FA Vase final between Sholing and West Auckland from Wembley.

The Wessex League side are aiming for a piece of history by becoming only the second side from Southampton to win one of the three major FA trophies.

Stay with our live blog this afternoon as we bring you all the build-up, photos and the action both on the pitch and in the stands as it unfolds at the home of football.

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2:58pm Sat 10 May 14

SOULJACKER says...

Well done for getting Here Sholing, you have made Southampton very proud indeed.
I am gonna get my drank on now, so I shall raise a glass for you....4-1 Sholing to win :)
Well done for getting Here Sholing, you have made Southampton very proud indeed. I am gonna get my drank on now, so I shall raise a glass for you....4-1 Sholing to win :) SOULJACKER
  • Score: 8

3:20pm Sat 10 May 14

hdsaint says...

Come on West Auckland.
Come on West Auckland. hdsaint
  • Score: -15

4:36pm Sat 10 May 14

Zexagon says...

hdsaint wrote:
Come on West Auckland.
1-0 chin up
[quote][p][bold]hdsaint[/bold] wrote: Come on West Auckland.[/p][/quote]1-0 chin up Zexagon
  • Score: 3

4:38pm Sat 10 May 14

Stubs says...

Can't wait til they play Man U. Come on Sholing - We want to see you in the Premeir league soon.
Can't wait til they play Man U. Come on Sholing - We want to see you in the Premeir league soon. Stubs
  • Score: 4

4:58pm Sat 10 May 14

Linesman says...

Congratulations Sholing.
Congratulations Sholing. Linesman
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Sat 10 May 14

Abbey Saint says...

Congratulations Sholing! Stunning achievement. And credit where it's due - fine coverage from the Echo
Congratulations Sholing! Stunning achievement. And credit where it's due - fine coverage from the Echo Abbey Saint
  • Score: 6

5:15pm Sat 10 May 14

lowe esteem says...

Sir Thomas Lipton, The Eden Arms, 'Dirty Hoggy', Mr Douthwaite, Tyne Tees TV, (Denis Waterman and Tim Healy) Unilever and err, HD Saint -when the Boat came in- your boys took one hell of a beating! (Copyright Norwegian Saint!)

WELL DONE THE BOATMEN!
Dancing in the roads of Sholing?
Sir Thomas Lipton, The Eden Arms, 'Dirty Hoggy', Mr Douthwaite, Tyne Tees TV, (Denis Waterman and Tim Healy) Unilever and err, HD Saint -when the Boat came in- your boys took one hell of a beating! (Copyright Norwegian Saint!) WELL DONE THE BOATMEN! Dancing in the roads of Sholing? lowe esteem
  • Score: 5

5:17pm Sat 10 May 14

lowe esteem says...

Oi Greg Dyke! 11 Men of Wessex triumph at Wembley, the current Saints team evolved through this pyramid. Go and fix the telly, you prat!
Oi Greg Dyke! 11 Men of Wessex triumph at Wembley, the current Saints team evolved through this pyramid. Go and fix the telly, you prat! lowe esteem
  • Score: 5

9:39pm Sat 10 May 14

SFCOLDBOY says...

Just got home from the final.what a great day out.
Fantastic game, Auckland were a worthy opponent.
Sholings' goalie was on a different planet ,he was unbeatable.
Proud to have seen this display by the lads.
Heard that they will be parading the trophy around SMS tommorow.
I for one will be giving them a massive cheer I hope that is multiplied by 30,000 others.
COYS----CO--SHOLING
Just got home from the final.what a great day out. Fantastic game, Auckland were a worthy opponent. Sholings' goalie was on a different planet ,he was unbeatable. Proud to have seen this display by the lads. Heard that they will be parading the trophy around SMS tommorow. I for one will be giving them a massive cheer I hope that is multiplied by 30,000 others. COYS----CO--SHOLING SFCOLDBOY
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