Sholing boss Dave Diaper celebrated a momentous achievement this week.

Last night’s Sydenhams League Cup tie at Tadley Calleva marks his 1000th game in charge of the Boatmen.

During an incredible 19-year stint at the Sholing helm, ‘Diaps’ has won ten trophies, including that never-to-be forgotten FA Vase win at Wembley in 2014.

He boasts a 65 per cent win ratio.

Prior to joining Sholing – then known as Vosper Thornycroft – in 1999/2000, Diaper had managed Otterbourne and BAT.

As a player, his clubs included Cadnam, Pirelli, AC Delco, Otterbourne, Netley Vics and BAT.

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