BLACKFIELD & Langley will host Bracknell Town in the FA Vase fourth round on January 6 after knocking out 2014 Wembley winners Sholing 1-0.

Saturday’s all-Sydenhams Premier showdown at the Universal Stadium wasn’t much of a spectacle, but one moment of quality settled it when ex-Boatman Liam Robinson arrowed one in from 25 yards in first-half stoppage time.

Barry Mason went close to a Sholing equaliser when his curling shot hit the upright and the Boatmen kept knocking on the door, but Blackfield’s defence was not for buckling.

Admitting a sense of relief, B&L boss Glenn Howes said: “It was backs to the wall towards the end, but there’s an immense amount of pride in the players, coaching team and management team. They showed a significant amount of character and desire to get that result out there today.

“We didn’t pass the ball as well as we can but, credit to Sholing, they frustrated us. They were physically powerful and didn’t give us any time on the ball whatsoever.”

Admitting he was “gutted” to lose, Sholing boss Dave Diaper said: “In our Vase run of 2014, Barry Mason’s shot would have hit the post and gone in, not out.

“If (booked Blackfield defender) Sam Poole had seen red for a bad foul on Alex Sawyer at the start of the second half, it would probably have been a different outcome, but that’s football.

“Good luck to Glenn and Blackfield in the next round – and the same goes for Hamble Club.”

Blackfield’s next opponents Bracknell are fifth in the Hellenic Premier and won 1-0 at Lordswood on Saturday.

Blackfield tomorrow (Tuesday) travel to Tadley Calleva in the Hampshire FA Senior Cup, while holders Sholing host Petersfield Town in the Sydenhams League Cup third round.