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Cup Success For Sholing & AFC Portchester

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Sholing made it two cup wins in three days with victory over Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) rivals Team Solent at St Mary’s to lift the Southampton Senior Cup for a ninth time.

In an entertaining game, Dan Mason gave the Boatmen the lead before being quickly pegged back by Tyrell Mitford’s equaliser.

The game turned 5 minutes into the second half when the referee awarded Sholing a penalty that Lee Wort scored and then Jamel Wiseman was red-carded for Solent.

Micky Hubbard killed the game off on 66 minutes by firing in the third from distance.

Meanwhile, nearby at Havant & Waterlooville, AFC Portchester beat Wessex rivals Bemerton Heath Harlequins on penalties after a 2-2 draw in the Russell Cotes Cup.

Andrew Todd and Joe Noakes had given Portchester a 2-0 lead but Jack Slade and Richard Jackson scored to claw back the deficit for Harlequins.

Portchester kept their nerve to triumph 7-6 in the penalty shoot-out.

AFC Portchester celebrate

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Former Swansea City and Kettering Town defender who has been managing the likes of Kettering Town u18s, Rothwell Town, Desborough Town and Wellingborough Town for 33 years as well as being technical director at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Began in non-League journalism as editor of Team Talk magazine back in the early 1990s and then as editor of Non-League Daily, joining Pitchero to set up Pitchero Non-League in January 2011. Also works for the National League.

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