AFC Telford United 0 Solihull Moors 1
By Luke Turner
Moors make it four from four...
Jamie Reckord's first-half strike was the only goal of the game as Solihull Moors won by a goal to nil at AFC Telford United.
In the opening exchanges, Jamey Osborne’s deep free-kick found the head of Liam Daly early on, but the defender wasn’t able to divert towards goal.
Darren Carter was next to find a Solihull head in the box as Paul McCallum rose highest, only to see it go wide.
The Bucks threatened when Marcus Dinanga picked up the ball on the right-hand side, cut inside and hit an effort into the side netting.
Another dangerous ball in from Carter found Nathan Blissett who could only head into the hands of Corey Addai.
The opening goal came just short of the half hour mark as Reckord picked up the ball on the left, cut inside, before steadying himself and finding the top-right corner.
Dinanga was the main danger-man for the hosts. He again found space on the edge of the box before forcing Ryan Boot into a diving save as he tipped round the post.
Half-time: AFC Telford United 0-1 Solihull Moors
Telford were fast out of the blocks as Dinanga slipped in Andre Brown, but Boot was quick to thwart the attacker.
Osborne went for an audacious attempt from distance when he saw Corey Addai off his line, but the ‘keeper did well to back-peddle and collect.
Boss Tim Flowers made six changes on the hour mark with Harry Flowers, Mitch Hancox, George Carline, Terry Hawkridge, Danny Wright and Matt Stenson all coming onto the field.
And it was a combination of two substitutes that almost made it two. Hancox played in a low ball from the left that Wright was inches away from connecting with in the middle.
Stenson then got in behind the Telford defence and hit a powerful effort that cannoned back off the post and away from danger.
Alex Gudger almost made it two on the 90-minute mark but his header clipped the top of the bar.
Full-time: AFC Telford United 0-1 Solihull Moors
Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Williams, Daly (Flowers 62), Gudger, Reckord (Hancox 62), Vaughan (Carline 62), Storer © (Nesbitt 77), Carter (Murphy 77), Osborne (Hawkridge 62), Blissett (Wright 62), McCallum (Stenson 62).