On-Fire Beswick Seals Trinity Victory
( 5 Votes )
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 07:47

junior1For the second time in three days Solihull did the double at mid table Gainsborough Trinity last Tuesday night. On the back of Saturdays win at home to Gloucester the Moors took another three points from Gainsborough thanks to three minutes of two goal Junior English (pictured right) magic in the first half and Ryan Beswick’s exquisite last minute strike.

Marcus Bignot rung some changes to rest weary legs and give him a full range of options for this coming Saturday’s six pointer away to Harrogate Town. Trinity started brightly stretching Moors defence on both flanks and on nine minutes Moors failed to clear with the ball being whipped across the goal mouth for Davis to open the score with an easy header. Pierpoint was then floored by a wayward elbow and lay motionless for two minutes before Physio Denham got him to his feet and able to resume play. Moors clawed their way back into the game with Ryan Beswick taking up a central role and spraying the ball forward with Gough and Nottingham exploiting space on the wings. They nearly paid a high price on 28 minutes when a shot from Gainsborough took a deflection but mercifully the ball trickled wide of the upright. From the goal kick and a defence splitting long pass, Junior English beat the off side trap, ran with the ball some 10 yards and then placed it beautifully beyond advancing keeper Barnes for the equaliser on 29 minutes.

Not content with that three minutes later Dior Angus drilled a low ball across the goal mouth and English stepped up to hammer his second of the night. Gainsborough’s frustration boiled over when Young hacked Beswick down and seemed to kick him on the ground. With the Moors midfield dynamo in obvious distress Referee Tankard merely issued Young with a yellow card for a foul that would usually have seen him dismissed. From the free kick the ball was cleared as far as Angus who hit it first time from 20 yards and with Barnes unmoving the shot missed the post by inches. With five minutes of the half remaining English had the ball in the net again but it was ruled off side.

In the opening quarter of the second half Solihull continued to pound the Trinity goal. Jordan Gough put a long cross from left to right and Nottingham met it with a thunderbolt which just cleared the bar. Jay Denny’s shot on 7 minutes suffered a similar fate and the match might have been put to bed had English passed to an unmarked Beswick some 10 yards out but saw his own shot easily saved. Pierpoint saw an Beswick in swinging corner skim off his head and away to safety, whilst Knights on the end of a terrific threw ball from Reece Fleet chose to pass when a shot was on the cards.

beswick1Trinity now found themselves back in the frame and were denied by a brilliant save from Singh on 60 minutes, but two minutes later a cross from the left eluded the defence as Margetts, making his debut for Trinity headed the equaliser. As Gainsborough went for the winner Moors found themselves defending with purpose; Singh saved from Wootton on 70 minutes. Two consecutive corners on 75 were cleared from a packed Moors box, with Nottingham clearing off the line. Then in the last minute of normal time Reece Fleet opened up the hosts defence for Beswick (pictured left) to run on to the ball and side foot it home into the right hand corner.

A hard fought win which sees Solihull back up to fourth in the play off positions. Saturday’s trip to Harrogate will not be easy but 11 points from their last 5 games will have boosted the confidence of the Mighty Moors.


Full Time: Gainsborough Trinity 2 - 3 Solihull Moors

Goals: Junior English (29 & 32mins), Ryan Beswick (90)

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Jordan Gough, Jay Denny (Richard Taundry 74), Rob Elvins (c), Stuart Pierpoint, Junior English, Reece Fleet, Omar Bogle (Darryl Knights 58), Ryan Beswick, Dior Angus (Alex Dean 90). Subs not used: Darren Acton, Michael Taylor.

Beswick Heads Moors Past Tigers
( 14 Votes )
Saturday, 01 March 2014 18:12

celebrationOn what appeared to be an early first day of Spring Gloucester City arrived at an Autotech Stadium bathed in sunshine as Marcus Bignot stayed with the team who had salvaged a point the week previous week at Stockport, the only difference being the long awaited for the return of Omar Bogle (on the bench) in place of the suspended Gary Birch.

In a first half largely controlled by Solihull, Moors were gifted a first goal within two minutes; Ryan Beswick’s 25 yard curling free kick looked to be well covered by Keeper Moore but it was headed over his head by his own defender, Marcus Giglio and into the net. Junior English was straight into action with a fine shot and Rob Elvins was unlucky on 10 minutes when his header from Richard Taundry’s free kick was inches wide.

On 13 minutes a cross from Dior Angus was miss-kicked first by Beswick then by English with the goal at their mercy. Darryl Knights volleyed from 20 yards but was just the wrong side of the upright. As the visitors rallied Jordan Gough made the all important tackle to protect Singh from a short back pass but poor defending let Gloucester back in on 15 minutes when Harris headed home from a corner.

12874664373_2bcee7fc72_cMoors were straight back at their opponents with English and Beswick going close but again were not picking up the second ball with their forays into the Gloucester goal area. Jay Denny brought out a good save from Moore on 36 minutes with a speculative 20 yard drive and English forcing his way through a tight box was also denied by the keeper who managed to get a hand on a goal bound ball. Gough and Taundry also tried long efforts as the first half came to a conclusion.

Beswick’s free kick after the restart was inches wide with the keeper struggling but Gloucester were having their fair share of chances and a potential one on one with Singh was only stopped on 55 minutes by an excellent tackle by Geohaghon. Moors continued the pressure but again whilst they had several crosses into the danger area they could not make enough of the second ball. On the hour mark a great cheer greeted the return of Omar Bogle, back from several weeks’ injury as Moors sought to spearhead their attack and almost immediately he was in the thick of things heading over a Beswick cross.

12874921374_c98d5b0f6b_cWith a quarter hour left on the clock Moors went back into the lead when Angus put in a cross and Beswick rose highest to head the ball over Moore, his fifth goal in the last seven games. Both teams continued to press forward with Moors using the flanks to full advantage but Solihull had Richard Taundry to thank with a goal line clearance from Harris three minutes from time, the ex-Walsall man settling well into the Moors team. Jas Singh produced two fine saves as the clocked ticked away for a fourth game undefeated for the Mighty Moors which sees them two points off the play off zone.


Full Time: Solihull Moors 2 - 1 Goucester City

Goals: Own Goal (3mins), Ryan Beswick (75 mins)

Attendance: 433

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Jordan Gough, Jay Denny (Michael Blackwood 70), Rob Elvins (c), Exodus Geohaghon, Junior English, Richard Taundry, Darryl Knights (Omar Bogle 60), Ryan Beswick, Dior Angus. Subs not used: Michael Nottingham, Darren Acton, Reece Fleet.

Moors Have To Settle For Draw
( 9 Votes )
Saturday, 22 February 2014 20:47

Tstockport1his was Solihull’s first ever visit to Edgeley Park to face Stockport County who were relegated on the final game last season. Their stadium has all the hall marks of a fully professional outfit which is not surprising given that just 14 years ago County were in what is now The Championship and they have the dubious honour of being the only club to have fallen; from tier two to tier six in English football. The 60 away fans were dwarfed by the enormous home crowd but equally vocal!

Any over confidence Moors may have felt on the back of last weeks away win at Hednesford was quickly dispelled when Rhys Oates out paced Alex Dean and with only Singh between him and the goal struck a thunderbolt which thankfully rattled the upright. However on 6 minutes a long Geohaghon throw took Stockport’s defence by surprise and Ryan Beswick found himself unmarked on the six yard line to open Moors account. Solihull pushed on and could have doubled the score 4 minutes later when a fierce low drive from Jordan Gough was well saved by keeper Ormson. Junior English had a chance on 10 minutes following a perfectly timed through ball from Darryl Knights but was agonisingly inches short.

Moors continued to dominate but when Elvins was brought down midway through the first half Angus put the free kick over the bar. Stockport to their credit were digging in and Singh needed his wits about him on the half hour mark when under pressure Elvins back pass was a little short but the keeper just managed the clearance as Churchman steamed in. Again Moors had a chance to increase their advantage on 40 minutes when Gough drove accross the face of the goal but there was nobody in place for a simple tap in.

stockport2Stockport brought on home debutant Mark Battersby to replace Moke at the start of the second period and he was immediately involved but his goal bound effort was straight at Jas Singh. However the hosts looked more confident and equalised on 53 minutes from a rare mistake from the Moors shot stopper; Singh rushed out to stem an attack down the right flank but his clearance went straight to Jacobs who found captain Jevons and he lobbed the keeper from some 30 yards. Four minutes later County found the back of the net again as Battersby drove the ball home from a difficult angle in off the far post.

Marcus Bignot substituted Angus for Michael Blackwood as Moors looked for a way back. Gough tried a 20 yarder on 70 minutes and Blackwood fired over two minutes later. With a quarter of an hour left a Darryl Knights free kick was bundled into the net by English but referee Richardson yellow carded him for a deliberate handball.


stockport3As time ebbed away Knights and Denny made way for twin strikers Birch and Taylor and it was this combination that finally produced the goal Solihull so richly deserved but not before they were denied by a superb reflex save as Birch volleyed goal bound from Blackwood’s pass; Then with just five minutes remaining Birch held off three defenders before executing an inch perfect cross from the left wing and there was Taylor at the far post to head home passed a hapless Ormson.

Many thanks to Mike Petch at mphotographic and Stockport County for use of these images


Full Time: Stockport County 2 - 2 Solihull Moors

Goals: Ryan Beswick (6), Michael Taylor (85)

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

Striker Joins Brakes
( 9 Votes )
Friday, 21 February 2014 19:00

aron_wintSolihull Moors have today allowed Striker Aron Wint to leave the club and join fellow Skrill North side Leamington. Aron joined the Moors in the summer from Hinckley United having been released the previous year by Scunthorpe Town, where the 21 year old had been full time for four years having spent his youth at Coventry City.


Aron made 12 starts for Solihull this season, along with 15 substitute appearances in which he scored five goals, including the winner in the FA Cup Replay against his new employer, as well as the winner against Vauxhall back in August, and opening the scoring in the victory at Barrow in December.


With the Moors having plenty of competition up front his playing time recently has been limited, this coupled with the imminent return of top scorer Omar Bogle and with the deployment of Ryan Beswick further forward, the club did not want to hinder the development of a young player. Both parties agreed that allowing Aron to find playing time elsewhere was the best course of action. Everyone here at Solihull Moors wishes Aron the very best, and thank him for his service to the club.

Moors Break 2014 Duck
( 13 Votes )
Saturday, 15 February 2014 19:26

hedna1Just three weeks ago Hednesford rained on Moors parade as they came back from 2–0 down with three goals in the last 15 minutes. A win at their home ground last Saturday would have sent the Pitmen back to the top of the Skrill North league but Solihull, building on last weeks draw, were back to their determined best on a cold, soggy day ay Keys Park.

The home side went looking for an early goal and were only denied on 3 minutes by an outstanding save from Jas Singh as the ball hurtled towards the top corner of the net from on-loan Nathan Blissett. It then became a battle of the midfields as both teams looked for openings. Junior English headed wide on 10 minutes as Moors began to push forward but making the final ball count proved difficult on the muddy pitch. It was English again on the half hour mark picking up a through ball from Jordan Gough, just failing to beat Ex Moors keeper Crane with the goal otherwise at his mercy. An in-swinging corner from Ryan Beswick glanced off English’s head flashing just wide of the upright, whilst in the closing minutes of the first half Singh did well to push a fierce shot from Thompson-Brown (another ex Solihull man) over the bar. Goal less at the interval was a fair reflection of the opening half.

hedna3Solihull made a bright start as play re-commenced – Beswick, Dean and Geohaghon starting to menace the Hednesford defence. Then on 57 minutes Bailey handled the ball just outside the 18 yard box and Dior Angus curled the free kicked into the right hand corner of the net with Crane watching the incoming Gary Birch and not moving. Moors continued to press forward but when Birch was robbed as he looked ready to double the score five minutes later, the big strikers frustration boiled over and he was dismissed for a straight red card offence.

Michael Taylor was immediately brought on in place of Angus to restore Solihull’s shape up front but the Pitmen smelt blood and began powerful forays into Moors back third – just as they had done three weeks earlier. Singh was clattered to the ground needing several minutes of attention from the physio, as he punched away a dangerous cross, whilst Alex Dean cleared off the line from the resulting shot from Anagho-Ntamark. Solihull remained positive and English was unlucky to see his shot on 75 minutes hit the side netting. Then with 13 minutes left on the clock it was substitute Anagho-Ntamark again who found himself free some 15 yards out and blasted his team back into the game giving Singh no chance.

Far from trying to preserve the one point, Moors went looking for all three and on 79 minutes the game swung again: Solihull were awarded a thrown in well within range for the 18 yard box from giant Moors man Exodus Geohaghon. As Hednesford shaped up for the long throw the Solihull defender chose a short ball which was whipped into the box to captain Rob Elvins; he held it up whilst surrounded by three defenders and laid it back to that man English who from twenty yards out drilled a low shot into the corner of the net despite Crane’s best efforts to get a hand on it.


hedna2Almost immediately Hednesford’s captain (yet another ex Solihull player) Darren Campion was sent off for a second bookable offence to restore parity numbers wise between the two sides, and Bailey should also have gone minutes later as he scythed down English. Solihull defended the 6 minutes added time resolutely, typified by the hard working Jay Denny literally throwing his body in front of a goal bound shot. Taylor did his job up front keeping the Pitmen’s back four busy as the final whistle signalled the end to a combative encounter but a deserved win for the mighty Moors.

Many thanks to Simon Faulkner and Hednesford Town for use of these images.


Full Time: Hednesford Town 1 - 2 Solihull Moors

Goals: Dior Angus (57), Junior English (79)

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

Bay Draw Ends Losing Streak
( 11 Votes )
Sunday, 09 February 2014 09:03

colwyn bay darryl knights goal 3 redBack in early November Moors took their unbeaten league record to Colwyn Bay who at the time occupied a lowly position in the Skrill North, but came away with a 3-1 defeat. Since that time Bay have been unstoppable and started this return match just 3 points behind seventh placed Moors who were still looking for their first win this year.

colwyn bay dior angus newsMoors were instantly into the fray with Darryl Knights looking particularly dangerous down the left flank – his pass to Dior Angus on 5 minutes being blasted over the bar. The Seagulls first meaningful attack came with a quarter of an hour played when Crowther was off target with an undefended header. Again the visitors failed to gain any benefit from a badly taken free kick on the edge of the box 5 minutes later.

On 24 minutes Knights left his marker standing although his cross was easily cut out by keeper Sanna but the Moors winger had no trouble on the half hour mark as he latched on to Ryan Beswick’s pass, skipped past his defender and delicately dinked the ball from an acute angle over the on-rushing keeper to put Moors one up. It might have been two in as many minutes as Knights rattled in an 18 yarder which looked destined for the top right hand corner but Sanna anticipated well with a finger tip save. Solihull piled on the pressure with chances falling to Beswick, Geohaghon, Blackwood and Birley and with a minute of normal time remaining before the interval Beswick’s cross needed just a touch which was not forthcoming.

Clearly Manager Frank Sinclair had rallied his team with his half time instructions and it was a more positive Bay that emerged for the second half. Jas Singh spilled an innocuous shot from Evans in the swirling wind with 3 minutes played but dived back to save the possible goal before Moors conceded a soft penalty in the 55 minute when Geohaghon pushed Hopley in the box. Ellison duly sent the Moors keeper the wrong way as the Seagulls leveled. Then on 63 minutes Moors failed to deal with a long throw into the box and there was the unmarked Ellison 12 yards out to smash the ball into the net for number two.

colwyn bay jay denny and junioe englishSolihull to their credit rallied immediately and were rewarded within five minutes as Alex Dean cut across the bay box from right to left before slotting the ball beautifully into the path of Angus who was duly clattered to the ground. Referee Dexter pointed immediately to the penalty spot and Beswick obliged to restore parity. With Birch English and Gough on for Nottingham, Birley and Angus, Moors went in search for all three points. Birch might have done better on 68 minutes when he collected Beswick’s pass 10 yards out but Solihull had Singh to thank after a poor clearance from Geohaghon went straight to Hopley who shot straight for goal.

That elusive third goal was close with fifteen minutes left when a long Geohaghon throw was nodded across the goal mouth by Gary Birch but it was just beyond the incoming Michael Blackwood. Dean was enjoying some freedom down the right wing and went close on 82 minutes, but the free kick after English was brought down on the edge of the box is one Ryan Beswick will wish to forget. Four minutes of added time was awarded but neither team could break the deadlock.


Full Time: Solihull Moors 2 - 2 Colwyn Bay

Goals: Darryl Knights (29), Ryan Beswick (68 pen)

Attendance: 363

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Michael Nottingham (Gary Birch), Jay Denny, Rob Elvins (c), Exodus Geoghagon, Darryl Knights, Mathew Birley (Junior English), Dior Angus (Jordan Gough), Ryan Beswick, Michael Blackwood. Subs not used: Reece Fleet, Richard Taundry.

Moors Lose Club Stalwart, But Bring In Experience
( 8 Votes )
Friday, 07 February 2014 15:15

dom_langdonrichard_taundryLong serving defender Dominic Langdon (left) has today re-joined his former club Brackley Town after four years at the Moors, whilst ex-Walsall midfielder Richard Taundry (right) joins the Moors from Worcester City.

Dominic made 139 appearances for the Moors since he joined the club from Brackley in 2010. His versatility as both a full-back and centre-half made him a great asset to the team, along with his dangerous long throws and tremendous fitness levels. During his time at the Moors he represented British Universities at the 2011 World Student Games in China, returning to win the Supporters' Player of the Year that season. Everyone here at Solihull Moors would like to thank Dom for his service to the club and wish him all the very best for the future.

Richard Taundry made 192 appearances for Walsall in his career with the League One side, the 24 year old having progressed through the ranks from their youth setup and making his first team debut in 2007. Since being released in the summer of 2013 he has spent most of the season at Worcester City making 26 appearances. He goes straight into contention for selection for Saturday's home game against Colwyn Bay.

League Title Sponsorship To End
( 6 Votes )
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 14:40

north squareThe Football Conference and Skrill have mutually decided that the current title sponsorship by Skrill will not continue beyond the end of this current season. Skrill has undergone a number of changes since the agreement was entered into and will be aligning any future sponsorship activity to its global strategy.

The Football Conference has always enjoyed excellent relations with its previous title partners and, in the relatively short time it has worked with Skrill, has found the relationship to be a strong and beneficial one. It recognises that Skrills long-term plans have changed and is grateful for the opportunity afforded to it to be associated with such an excellent brand.

Both parties wish each other every success for the future.

The Football Conference, having established itself as a leading participant in the world of football and found a far wider audience for its matches on a major television network, is now commencing the process of seeking tenders for a new title sponsor to commence in 2014/15.

Moors Impress Despite Defeat
( 12 Votes )
Saturday, 01 February 2014 19:50

image033When Brackley travelled to Solihull earlier this season it was an Omar Bogle penalty which separated the sides and with the Saints still in the play off zone, the return fixture had all the ingredients of another tight battle. Moors had two new faces in their line up, Dior Angus up front and Exodus Geohaghon at the back. Captain Rob Elvins was for the first time in a Moors shirt playing at Centre forward a hark back to his West Bromwich Albion days.

Again for the second match running Moors conceded an early goal when the deadly Stephan Moore latched onto a defensive mistake and rifled in from 25 yards. Despite the set back Moors battled their way into the match and started to dictate play. Ryan Beswick’s free kick on 12 minutes was just over, Geohaghons' massive throws were causing problems for the home defence and we were starting to see the best of Alex Dean‘s runs down the right flank. On 20 minutes Angus got onto a Blackwood cross and danced around his defender but his final goal bound touch was somehow scuffed away. Jay Denny shot over two minutes later as Saints cleared another Beswick free kick. On 36 minutes Geohaghon met Beswick’s free kick but the header was deflected for a corner.

diorreeceTowards the end of the half Brackley were twice denied by Dom Langdon, first when a perfectly timed tackled prevented a one on one with Singh and then seconds later as he threw himself in front bravely in front of a goal bound effort. As the interval beckoned Geohaghon just failed to connect with a Beswick cross with the goal at his mercy and after an opening first half where Moors had most of the play they still trailed by the single goal.

Ryan Beswick’s speculative shot over the bar in the first minute from the restart set out Moors stall as they took the game to their hosts. Dom Langdon was inches wide on 50 minutes with Elvins header just off target as Solihull peppered the Brackley box with crosses. Beswick's header from a great Michael Blackwood run fell short on 57 minutes whilst on the counter attack Saints had a rare chance to extend their lead but Singh was equal to a week header from six yards. Ten minutes on Reid saw his 20 yard drive swerve away beyond the upright before Moors resumed the upper hand.

On 73 minutes a finger tip push over the bar by Turley from a Beswick corner kept his side ahead and almost immediately Michael Taylor was through but his shot hit the side netting. With Gary Birch on for Denny, the long throws and crosses kept the hosts on the back foot, but both Blackwood and Beswick saw chances go begging. Then with four minutes of normal time remaining Beswick put a pin point free kick in the path of Birch but his free header was over the bar. There was still time for Dean to try a 20 yarder and a dummy by Birch in the dying seconds eluded Turley but was wide of the mark.

image028Another disappointing result for Moors but they can look back at their performance as a return to normality after a bleak January as they prepare for next Saturday’s visit of Colwyn Bay for another Skrill Conference North Match Kick Off 3.00pm. Bay have stormed up the league in recent weeks but Solihull will not forget loosing their unbeaten record in North Wales last November and have a point to prove.


Many thanks to Brian Martin for use of these images


Full Time: Brackley Town 1 - 0 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Dominic Langdon, Jay Denny (Gary Birch 76), Rob Elvins (c), Exodus Geohaghon, Darryl Knights (Jordan Gough 62), Reece Fleet (Michael Taylor 70), Dior Angus, Ryan Beswick, Michael Blackwood. Subs not used: Junior English, Mathew Birley.



Reinforcements Arrive
( 9 Votes )
Friday, 31 January 2014 15:19

diorexodusFollowing the departure last week of Peter Till to Leamington, Manager Marcus Bignot has moved quickly to secure his replacement, with forward Dior Angus re-joining the club. Dior left the Moors in the summer to sign a one-year contract with Skrill Premier side Kidderminster Harriers, but has seen his first team chances limited this season to just six appearances. Having progressed through the youth team at Solihull Moors, he broke into the Moors first team last season and became an integral part of the team making 29 starts for the club and scoring 7 goals.


Also joining Solihull is Birmingham born Exodus Geohaghon from Braintree Town. The 6'5" defender was a part of last season's Conference Premier winning Mansfield Town side, with the 28 year old also turning out for Sutton Coldfield Town, Bromsgrove Rovers, Redditch United, Kettering Town, Peterborough United, Barnet, Darlington and Kidderminster Harriers during his career.

Both players join in time to be available to Manager Marcus Bignot for selection in Saturday's match away against Brackley Town.


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City Defeat Completes Bad Month
( 8 Votes )
Wednesday, 29 January 2014 06:57

worcester michael matt and stuartJanuary is a month Moors will wish to forget with just two points secured from six matches. They travelled the short distance to Worcester City’s temporary home at Aggborough, Kidderminster Harriers Stadium on Tuesday night, with some positives from the previous home defeat against Hednesford but the start of this local derby could not have been worse. Steven Leslie, only recruited by the Blues last November, found himself with space some 25 yards out in the second minute of play and fired in a thunderbolt, the force of which carried the ball over the line despite Jas Singh’s initial save. Moors had cause to thank their keeper for what followed as Solihull battled to get into the match after 15 minutes under the cosh. Reece Fleet’s in swinger was just wide of the post, whilst Ryan Beswick had a chance to shoot on 16 minutes but opted for a pass some 10 yards out.


worcester rob elvinsOn the half hour Alex Dean charged down the right flank, found Beswick in the box who flicked the ball on to Michael Taylor whose shot went across the face of the goal. It was a Beswick corner with seven minutes of the half remaining that found Stuart Pierpoint but his header back into the box was nodded out by Matt Birley. Singh denied Ethan Moore with a one on one opportunity, whilst Nti was foiled twice by the Moors keeper but with Solihull now back in the thick of things, they were failing again to test the keeper. The half went into added time and Worcester were awarded a free kick on the edge of the 18 yard box but the chance was spurned by the home side.

worcester reece fleetWorcester started the second half much as they had the opening segment although Jay Denny‘s header on 48 minutes was on target but saved by Viega. Singh saved well from the tall Aaron Brown on 51 minutes but then as Moors failed to clear a frenzied attack Ethan Moore was on hand to smash the ball home from three yards. To their credit Moors came straight back and on 57 minutes Denny slotted the prefect pass through to Beswick who gave Viega no chance as he rolled the ball into the corner of the net for 2 - 1.

Gary Birch found the back of the net on 61 minutes but was off side. Knights cross on 72 minutes eluded the incoming Junior English. Alex Dean’s effort on 76 minutes was just wide. Both Rob Elvins and Jay Denny joined the attack as Moors battled for the equaliser. However, the game turned when Pierpoint received his marching orders for a second bookable offence as he intercepted Ramsey Dickson. The ten men threw everything at their hosts but in the third minute of added time were caught on the break and Nelson- Eddy smashed the ball in for number three off the underside of the cross bar.

Many thanks to Rob Bazley and Worcester City FC for the use of these images


Full Time: Worcester City 3 - 1 Solihull Moors

Goal: Ryan Beswick (56)

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Stuart Pierpoint, Michael Blackwood, Mathew Birley (Darryl Knights), Alex Dean, Rob Elvins, Reece Fleet, Jay Denny, Gary Birch, Ryan Beswick, Michael Taylor (Junior English). Subs not used: Darren Acton, Dominic Langdon, Michael Nottingham.

Skrill Season Ticket Competition
( 4 Votes )
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:57

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