Highlights of the weekend...
Saturday Section (CWGFL):
Only one game this week in the Girls section, as the U14s travelled over to Lichfield City to face them for the second time this season. Having won 5:0 previously, a place in the Open Cup Round 1 Proper was at stake as Moors swept Lichfield aside 1:4 with a superb display of football from start to finish. Super striker Grace Barsby grabbed a hat-trick, including a goal direct from a corner - Madison Hodson claimed the other.
Sunday Section (CWYFL):
An action-packed and almost full day of fixtures for the Sunday section this week.
At the youngest end of the section, we saw 2x U7s teams and 2x U8s teams compete for the Autumn Cup, where U7s MM coached by Mike Mountford had a fantastic day out drawing and losing their games, so just missing out on winners medals. U7s CC coached by Chris Craske and Kev Moran replicated U7s MM team by drawing and losing also. In the U8s finals, U8s JS team coached by Jon Sims won their first game, but drew the second meaning the dreaded penalties which they narrowly lost out 5:4 to Arden Forest Blue in the end - so close to winning that cup! The U8s PD team coached by Paul Dumbleton replicated this also, a massive shame for them lads, but another experience in the bag!
The U12s MK team coached by Mark Kinsey continued their assault on their division with another convincing 0:3 away victory against Sheldon Royals Eagles going three points clear at the top of the table.
In the first of two Moors derbies again this week, the U15s NJ team coached by Nick Jamieson ran out narrow 2:1 winners at home to our U15s MR team coached by Mick Rogers.
The U15s Lions kept themselves top of the league with a 7:3 home victory against Bartley Reds with Jamie Parker grabbing a hat-trick.
In the second derby game, our U16s IF team coached by Ian Farrell hosted the U16s DH team coached by Dave Healey and produced a wonderful game from start to finish. IF went ahead in the very first minute and then extended their lead in the first couple of minutes of the second period. However, the DH team pulled two goals back with very good team moves to pull off a draw in the final stages of the game.
The U16s JK team grabbed a place in the next round of the Open Cup with a 1:3 away victory to Kingshurst Sporting in the U16s Premier Division.
The Sunday Adult team travelled to local side Glades FC this week in the BCFA County Cup Round 2. They faced a very young, but resourceful side who made a game of it - but the Moors managed to slip past Glades for a 1:2 victory to assure themselves a place in round 3.
The Birmingham County Over 45 League kicked off for the first time this weekend which saw six new over 45s teams playing 9v9 at a central venue league hosted by Boldmere St Michaels. Solihull Moors had entered two teams naming themselves orange and reds after their kit colours. A fantastic night supporting our chosen charity Alzheimer's UK unfortunately saw both our sides come out with defeats, but everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Both sides now have two weeks to recover before they face off in a 'Moors Derby' game on 18th November, as the league is bi-weekly.
Full set of results:
Saturday MJPL Section:
U12s AT: WON (A) v Cottage Farm Rangers 0:1
U13s DW/AS: No Game
U13s GB: Lost (A) v Lichfield Round Table Galaxy 2:1
U14s MT: Drew (A) v Shrewsbury Juniors 2:2
U15s DWT: WON (H) v Eastwood Youth 4:3
U15s TC: WON (H) v Shrewsbury DC 4:1
U15s NJ: Lost (H) v Winslow United Juniors Lions 1:3
U15s PS: No Game
U16s AZ: No Game
U18s JW: WON (H) v Bush Vikings 7:3
U13s SB: No Game
U14s AH: WON (A) v Lichfield City 1:4 (Open Cup Preliminary Round 2)
U15s PD: No Game
U17s RS: No Game
U7s MM: Drew (N) v Hollywood United Bears 0:0 (Autumn Cup Final)
U7s MM: Lost (N) v Sutton Coldfield Town Juniors 0:2 (Autumn Cup Final)
U7s CC: Drew (N) v Hampton FC 3:3 (Autumn Cup Final)
U7s CC: Lost (N) v Boldmere St Michaels Juniors 1:6 (Autumn Cup Final)
U8s PD: WON (N) v Wake Green Juniors White 4:0 (Autumn Cup Final)
U8s PD: Drew (N) v Rubery Juniors 1:1 (Autumn Cup Final)
U8s JS: Drew (N) v Arden Forest Blue 3:3 (Autumn Cup Final)
U8s JS: WON (N) v Boldmere St Michaels Juniors 4:0 (Autumn Cup Final)
U12s AH: No Game
U12s AT: No Game
U12s Lions: Lost (A) v Solihull Navy 7:0 (Open Cup Round 3)
U12s MK: WON (A) v Sheldon Royals Eagles 0:3
U13s AS: No Game
U13s AP: Lost (H) v Colron Boys Colts 3:5
U13s PC: Lost (H) v Studley Juniors 2:5
U13s DW: No Game
U14s GD: Lost (H) v AFC Solihull 1:2 (Open Cup Round 2) U14s DH: Lost (A) V South Birmingham Alliance White 5:1 (Open Cup Round 2)
U15s: MR: Lost (A) v Solihull Moors FC NJ 2:1
U15s NJ: WON (H) v Solihull Moors FC MR 2:1
U15s DA: Lost (A) v Redditch United AO 5:2
U15s Lions: WON (H) v Bartley Reds 7:3
U16s JK: WON (A) v Kingshurst Sporting Club 1:3
U16s DH: Drew (A) v Solihull Moors FC IF 2:2
U16s IF: Drew (H) v Solihull Moors FC DH 2:2
Adult Sunday: WON (A) v Glades 1:2 (BCFA Sunday Junior County Cup Round 2)
Over 35s: No Game
Over 45s (Central Venue League 9v9):
Solihull Moors (Orange): Lost v Whittingham Vets 1:4
Solihull Moors (Red): Lost v Sutton Park Rangers 0:2
Record from the weekend: W12, D7, L13
Updated 09:39 - 9 Nov 2018 by Luke Turner