Sholing v Manor Farm 01/10/22, 3pm KO.

Manor Farm travels to table-topping Sholing as they look for that elusive first league win.

Nickname – The Boatmen
Stadium – The Imperial Homes Stadium (35 miles)
Founded – 1960
Manager – Dave Diaper
Star man – Lee Wort
Last season – 7th
Last result – 2-0 win against Bishops Cleeve
Fun fact – They won the Fa Vase at Wembley in 2014

The Boatmen

Sholing have responded perfectly to last year’s disappointing late decline, winning 6 from 6 so far this season. Brothers Dan and Byron Mason are constant threats whilst forward Lee Wort has hit double figures in all competitions already this season. Goalkeeper Ryan Gosney is also in solid early season form.

The Farm

Farm reaped the rewards of the returning Owen Howe with his brace last week and he will be looking to add to his 6 this term. Right back Mason Winter earned plaudits for his impressive performance last week whilst teenager Evander Grubb looks to be going from strength to strength.

The Form

As mentioned, the hosts are a perfect 6 from 6 in the league this season. Their only defeat so far this year was to higher league opposition in the FA Cup. Farm are still searching for a maximum in the league but are buoyed by a big cup win last week. The performances are ever improving, so this is far harder to call than the league table would suggest.