telfordposterend of season

Moors Defeated by Bluebirds
( 7 Votes )
Sunday, 13 April 2014 08:46

barrow1With mounting injuries, including Club Captain Rob Elvins, it was not Marcus Bignot’s strongest team who faced a resurgent Barrow on Saturday and with little to play for in terms of promotion, this had all the hall marks of an end of season encounter. The game started at 3.07 pm after a minutes silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy – a match that was abandoned after only six minutes and resulted in the death of 96 fans. It remains the worst football disaster in English history.


Barrow started the more brightly and ex-Wrexham striker Nick Rushton wasted a clear chance on 3 minutes as he miss-kicked with only Singh to beat. Moors woes were compounded on 17 minutes when stand-in skipper Richard Taundrey limped off to be replaced by Jay Denny. A shout for a penalty was waived away by Referee Stretton when Michael Taylor looked to have been up ended on the area, but despite the hosts matching their opponents on the middle of the park, the cutting edge up front was missing. Omar Bogle was clattered to the ground on 24 minutes and was replaced by Gary Birch ten minutes later.


barrow2Arnison went close for Barrow with a 20 yard shot which just cleared the bar, but their first goal in the final minute of the half had more to do with poor defending than any real danger from the Bluebirds, Solihull failed to deal with an innocuous cross from Lacey to Rushton and in the goal mouth tangle he found Burns on the left of the post whose weak effort was just enough to defy the outstretched hand of Jas Singh. A one goal deficit at the interval was a fair reflection of the half but with the wind at their backs Moors needed to up the pressure from the restart.


barrow3Solihull looked more determined as the match resumed with wing backs Dean and Gough pushing their side forward but again nothing positive was happening in the final third. Michael Taylor was scythed down on 53 minutes for a free kick just outside the box which Angus drilled well over. Rushton's overhead kick was well saved by Singh before Moors best chance (and first shot on target) on 79 minutes saw the advancing Taylor with a one on one with keeper McMillan but he was thwarted by an outstanding one handed diving save.


Moors pushed forward with Pierpoint and Birch both seeing their headers over the wood work but were caught on the break with seven minutes to play when Rushton, who had been a thorn in Moor’s side all afternoon, found Lacey just inside the box and his low drive was straight into the left hand corner of the net to double the Barrow lead.


Moors play away at second from bottom Histon next Saturday before hosting league Leaders AFC Telford at home on Easter Monday kick off 3.00 pm


Full Time: Solihull Moors 0 - 2 Barrow

Attendance: 343

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Stuart Pierpoint, Exodus Geohaghon, Josh Hawker (Javia Roberts), Richard Taundry (Jay Denny), Omar Bogle (Gary Birch), Michael Taylor, Dior Angus. Subs not used: Michael Nottingham, Darryl Knights.


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U11s PPP Cup Winners
( 0 Votes )
Friday, 11 April 2014 00:00


Broadhurst Gets Behind Charity Day
( 8 Votes )
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

broads"The idea for this fund raising initiative came about through my kids. Both my kids have had to have treatment at Birmingham Children's hospital for potentially serious conditions. Both have to be monitored for the next few years but are luckily OK.

My original idea was to run the Birmingham Marathon but because of my back operation just before Xmas that has now become impossible to do, so the AFC Telford Utd game came to mind, in that it is a local derby so hopefully a big crowd to raise money and awareness, and also I spent a short time at at the club a few years back under Andy Sinton, so there is that connection.

telfordposterWe will have a bucket collection throughout the game and every penny we raise will go straight to the Hospital's 'Red Balloon Charity'. The message is to wear red to the game to show your support, the first team will wear the away kit which is predominantly red to show their support and all the players and staff are also making personal cash donations.

I think it is a great cause and a chance for both teams to support a really fantastic local charity - I sincerely hope you will all dig deep and donate what you can, and can I thank you for your support. I must also say a huge thanks to The Football Conference and also to the Board of Directors at AFC Telford Utd for supporting this initiative, and especially for allowing us to wear our away kit for the match"

Karl Broadhurst (Solihull Moors F.C. Assistant Manager)



Clubs To Mark 25th Hillsborough Anniversary
( 8 Votes )
Monday, 07 April 2014 05:59

hi-res-85987120_crop_exactAs a mark of respect and remembrance for those who lost their lives 25 years ago in the Hillsborough stadium disaster of April 1989, all Premier League, Football League, Football Conference and FA Cup matches taking place on the weekend of 11-14 April will kick-off seven minutes later than originally scheduled.


The FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989, was ended six minutes after kick-off, at 3:06pm in which 96 Liverpool supporters were killed. In the Premier League, Football League, and Football Conference, matches due to kick-off at 3pm on Saturday 12 April will now kick off at 3:07pm, with the minute before kick-off (3:06pm to 3:07pm) seeing a period of silence observed at all grounds.


This includes Solihull Moors' home game on Saturday 12th April against Barrow which will now kick-off at 3.07pm.

Boston End Moors Hopes
( 12 Votes )
Saturday, 05 April 2014 17:14

13674047685_db92cdd0af_bWith Boston United chasing the final play-off spot and Moors sitting just three points behind them, this match at The Autotech Stadium was always going to be a hugely important battle. Both sides went into the game with identical form – 10 points from the last 6 games – so the result was extremely hard to call.


The early exchanges were evenly matched though it was Solihull who were working the visitors’ goal more with long-range efforts from Jordan Gough and Omar Bogle. Sandwiched in between those efforts, Bogle had found space in the box but unfortunately slipped at the crucial moment and the chance was closed down. Jamie McGhee’s low free kick registered a first shot for the Pilgrims, troubling Jas Singh who did well to get down and parry the ball to safety. There was a brief stoppage in play halfway through the half when Bogle and Charles Konadu collided, but when the action restarted the game burst into life.

13674618973_e37abdf8d1_bExcellent link-up play between the attacking trio of Konadu, McGhee and Ricky Miller resulted in Dennis Greene’s men winning a penalty in the 35th minute, as Alex Dean accidentally tripped Miller. The striker picked himself up to take the spot kick, sending Singh the wrong way to open the scoring and claim his 25th goal of the season. Moors responded well and had a penalty shout of their own turned down, despite the fact that Michael Taylor clearly appeared to be hacked down by Carl Piergianni.


Dean, meanwhile, was trying to make amends and almost did so with an assist for Bogle, until Boston goalkeeper Lewis King and defender Mills combined to deny him. However, three minutes before the interval Moors did get a penalty themselves when Taylor was felled while attempting to control a high bounce. With Bogle standing over the ball, a goal would have been expected before his injury lay-off but the striker still seems to be lacking some confidence since returning as he sliced the penalty wide, meaning Boston went in at half time with a goal advantage.

13673676283_7e8c2fe7a0_bVery few chances occurred at the start of the second half, but Marcus Bignot’s side found an equaliser just after the hour mark. Bogle’s 20-yard free kick rolled into the bottom corner following a slight deflection which totally bamboozled King, taking his Skrill North tally for the season to 18. Just like Moors in the first half, Boston responded well to conceding and it was only some superb goalkeeping from Singh which kept the scores level when he stretched to keep out Miller in a one-on-one situation.


Singh was also on hand to save shots from Liam Agnew and Jay Dowie, but there was nothing he could do about Boston’s second penalty in the 75th minute. Having smothered Miller in the area, Singh couldn’t hold the ball and ended up bringing down substitute Spencer Weir-Daley in attempting to grasp the loose ball. Miller smashed an unstoppable strike from 12 yards which cannoned in off the bar to score his second of the day, and fifth against Moors in the two games against them this season.

callum1Chasing a second equaliser, Moors were kept out by a determined defence and only went close through a Junior English header and a goalmouth scramble before the final whistle confirmed the defeat.


The result leaves Moors seven points off the play-offs in ninth, but they are still hoping for a highest-placed finish as they host Barrow at The Autotech Stadium on April 12th.


Match Report by Aaron Dunkley, Photos by Jordan Martin


Full Time: Solihull Moors 1 - 2 Boston United

Goal: Omar Bogle (64 mins)

Attendance: 459

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Jordan Gough, Jay Denny (Gary Birch 56), Rob Elvins (c), Exodus Geohaghon, Junior English, Richard Taundry, Omar Bogle, Michael Taylor (Michael Blackwood 81), Darryl Knights. Subs not used: Michael Nottingham, Reece Fleet, Dior Angus.

Board Accept Chairman's Resignation
Friday, 04 April 2014 11:15

nigelcollinsThe Board of Solihull Moors Football Club has accepted the resignation of Nigel Collins as both Chairman and Director, effective from the final day of the 2013/14 campaign.


For some time the board have been planning to develop Solihull Moors into a community club under a new legal entity, a community interest company (CIC). The conversion of Solihull Moors Ltd into a CIC is aimed at putting the football club at the heart of the local sporting community, thus giving a voice to all those that participate. With the CIC preparation work well underway, and with many of the club’s debt holders pledging to convert their debts into equity with the new company, following seven years at the helm Nigel felt it was now the right time for him to hand over the baton in an orderly and planned way.


The board would like to thank Nigel for his many years of service to the club, and wish him all the best for the future following his retirement from club management. Nigel will be warmly welcomed back anytime to the Autotech Stadium.

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