Aldershot Town face Bashley tonight in the second round of the Hampshire Senior Cup.
A young team led by Academy Manager Lee Collier, and possibly featuring a number of first-team squad members, will travel to Bashley Road for a repeat of the 2003 Hampshire Senior Cup Final. Kick-off is 7.45pm.
Managed by Tom Prodomo – former Men’s National Team Assistant Head Coach with the Engkand Colleges Football Association – Bashley Bashley are currently third in the Sydenhams Wessex League Premier Division, with six wins and 19 points from their opening eight games of the season.
Stability and success appear to have returned following a 2015-16 season which brought relegation from the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West with just two points and a goal difference of -188!
On Saturday, they beat second-place Bemerton Heath Harlequins 1-0 with another strike from eight-goal top scorer Kabba Jack, having beaten Moneyfields in the Sydenhams League Cup last Tuesday, progressing 4-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Shane Sheridan is second on the scoring charts with four goals, ahead of Jesse Gould who already has three since signing from current league leaders Blackfield and Langley.
The Shots’ only previous meeting with Bashley was at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium, in May 2003, as Terry Brown’s team came from behind to win the Hampshire Senior Cup with two goals from Aaron McLean in front of 4092 fans.
Admission is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and £3 for under 16s.