After Saturday’s postponement, ‘Boro’s attentions turn to the Quarter-Finals of the Russell Cotes Cup as they make the short journey to The Silverlake Arena to play Sholing this Tuesday.

(Russell Cotes Cup sponsored by Harold G Walker Quarter-Final, Tie #20 – Kick off 7.45pm)

Winners face an away trip to either AFC Portchester or AFC Totton in Semi Finals.

‘Boro Camp

‘Boro’s Russell Cotes Cup run so far:

2nd Round: Farnborough 4-0 Bemerton Heath Harlequins.

Ahead of the game, ‘Boro boss Spencer Day confirmed that a few squad and academy players will get an opportunity: “We are due to face Sholing in the Russell Coates Cup [away on Tuesday] and will field a mixed team of 1st teamers, squad players and academy. That will be a big test as they (did!) sit at the top of their league having won 20 out of 22 league games and are unbeaten and their only cup loss game in a tight game I understand against a full strength Havant side.”

“Then back in the League we face another six pointer against Whitehawk next Saturday down in Brighton so it’s a massive month.”

Opposition Camp

Sholing’s Russell Cotes Cup run so far:

1st Round: Lymington Town 1-3 Sholing

2nd Round: Sholing 3-2 Newport (IOW).

Sholing play in the Sydenham’s Football League (Wessex) Premier Division and occupy 2nd place with 5 games in hand on league leaders Winchester City who lead by a single point. Their squad has recently been bolstered with the signing of young forward Alex Baldacchino.

The last time the two sides met, was in a Hampshire Senior Cup Semi-Final back in 2011; Sholing came away from Cherrywood Road with a 3-1 win.

Important Info

Stadium Address: Silverlake Arena, VT Sports Ground, Portsmouth Rd, Old Netley, Southampton SO19 9PW.

Kick off at the The Silverlake Arena is at 7.45pm and Admission Prices are:

  • Adult – £5
  • Senior Citizens – £3
  • Juniors (Aged 12-16) – £2
  • Under 12’s (when accompanied by an Adult) – FREE

On-Site Facilities

Bar – Open throughout the game although please note NO ALCOHOL or GLASSES (including bottles) are allowed out of the Clubhouse during the match.

Tea Bar – Serving Refreshments and Hot Food before the game and up until the start of the second half.

Covered standing (100) and covered seating (150). Hard standing round a totally enclosed pitch.

Turnstiles x 2

Disabled access and toilet. 


Car parking for approximately 500 cars. (Please note the Sholing Car park has recently been flooded)

Directions to the VT Sports Ground

Exit the M27 at J8, follow signs to Hamble staying in left hand lane on dual-carriageway to Windhover roundabout. Take 2nd exit marked “HAMBLE’. Take right hand lane & go straight across 2 small roundabouts. Turn right after 150 yards into Portsmouth Rd. VT Sports Ground is approximately ½ a mile on right hand side.

NO Supporters Coach running to the game.

Russell Cotes Cup Quarter-Final Ties

Tie #19 – Fareham Town 3-2 Romsey Town

Tie #20 – Sholing vs Farnborough

Tie #21 – AFC Portchester vs AFC Totton  (11/02/14 – KO: 19:45)

Tie #22 – Christchurch vs Gosport Borough (Date TBA)

Russell Cotes Cup Semi-Final Ties

Tie #23 – Christchurch or Gosport Borough vs Fareham Town

Tie #24 – AFC Portchester or AFC Totton vs Sholing or Farnborough

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