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1st Team - Match centre

Witton Albion
Solihull Moors
Full time
A Yussuf (39'), L Daly (82')
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 18-19 Attendance 681

Witton Albion 0 Solihull Moors 2

Moors comfortably through fourth qualifying round tie...

Solihull Moors sealed their place in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup after a professional display against Evo-Stik Northern Premier League side Witton Albion.

Goals in each half from Adi Yussuf and Liam Daly were enough for the Moors in a game in which they largely dominated at Wincham Park.

A long ball over the top saw home captain Rob Hopley get in behind the Moors defence and test ‘keeper Ryan Boot, who was unsighted but did well to hold the low effort.

vs Witton Albion - 20/10/2018
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The Moors then almost gifted Witton a chance on goal as Tyrone Williams’ back pass forced Boot to react smartly with a strong challenge against Will Jones to just about clear from any danger.

Tim Flowers’ side did well to take the sting out of their hosts and some patient build-up play resulted in Daly’s long ball finding its way to Yussuf, but the striker could only fire wide of the right-hand post.

Yussuf was on the end of another positive Moors move as he met Jordan Murphy’s forward pass, twisted onto his right and shot high and wide of Greg Hall’s goal.

But the Moors number nine had his moment at the third time of asking with six minutes to go until the break. The visitors worked the ball out to the right-hand side where Williams’ pinpoint cross found the unmarked Yussuf who headed home from 12 yards.

In one final attack of the half, Hopley cut back for Delial Brewster, but the Solihull defence did well to stand firm and thwart their opponents.

Half-time: Witton Albion 0-1 Solihull Moors

Yussuf was in the thick of the action as the second half began as he got in behind down the left wing but was unable to pick out a man in the middle with several attempts to cross all blocked, before he eventually fouled his man.

Some good pressure from Moors then very so nearly resulted in a second goal of the afternoon. Kyle Storer’s volley from the edge of the area was well saved by Hall, before he got back to his feet to save again from Maxwell moments later.

The away side continued their dominance in a 10-minute spell where Maxwell’s deep free kick met the head of Daly whose downward header was parried away from danger by Hall.

Witton weathered that storm and then proceeded to push forward themselves. Jones and Danny McKenna combined before the latter swung a leg from the edge of the area, but well wide.

Jermaine Hylton’s quick feet were causing all kinds of problems for the Albion defence as he tricked his way into the box past three men, before his path was blocked.

With just eight minutes left to play, Moors sealed their progression into the first round as Murphy’s corner to the edge of the box found Storer who then worked it out to Daly on the right. The defender found himself into an unnatural position, but took aim and saw his effort fly into the top corner with a strike out of the top drawer.

Full-time: Witton Albion 0-2 Solihull Moors

Moors: Boot (GK), Williams, Daly, Gudger (Flowers 62), Reckord, Storer ©, Maxwell, Thomas (Wright 67), Murphy, Hylton, Yussuf (O’Keeffe 86).

Subs not used: Carline, Osborne, Carter.

Attendance: 681

Man of the Match: Liam Daly

Report by Luke Turner
Images by Tom King

Key moments

39:00
Goal Adi Yussuf scores for Solihull Moors
82:00
Goal Liam Daly scores for Solihull Moors

Videos and photos

vs Witton Albion - 20/10/2018
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Highlights

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86:00 Sub Off
Adi Yussuf is substituted off for Solihull Moors
86:00 Sub On
Corey O'Keeffe is substituted on for Solihull Moors
82:00 Goal 0 - 2
Liam Daly scores for Solihull Moors
82:00 Yellow Card
Liam Daly is yellow carded for Solihull Moors
67:00 Sub Off
Kwame Thomas is substituted off for Solihull Moors
67:00 Sub On
Danny Wright is substituted on for Solihull Moors
62:00 Sub Off
Alex Gudger is substituted off for Solihull Moors
62:00 Sub On
Harry Flowers is substituted on for Solihull Moors
58:00 Yellow Card
Alex Gudger is yellow carded for Solihull Moors
50:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Murphy is yellow carded for Solihull Moors
End of period 1
39:00 Goal 0 - 1
Adi Yussuf scores for Solihull Moors
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As it happened

  • Witton Albion
  • Solihull Moors
  • 0
  • Adi Yussuf Goal 39:00'
  • Jordan Murphy Yellow Card 50:00'
  • Alex Gudger Yellow Card 58:00'
  • Alex Gudger Sub Off 62:00'
  • Harry Flowers Sub On 62:00'
  • Kwame Thomas Sub Off 67:00'
  • Danny Wright Sub On 67:00'
  • Liam Daly Goal 82:00'
  • Liam Daly Yellow Card 82:00'
  • Adi Yussuf Sub Off 86:00'
  • Corey O'Keeffe Sub On 86:00'

Team selection

Boot, Ryan Boot, Ryan
Williams, Tyrone Williams, Tyrone
Reckord, Jamie Reckord, Jamie
Thomas, Kwame Thomas, Kwame
Gudger, Alex Gudger, Alex
Daly, Liam Daly, Liam
Maxwell, Luke Maxwell, Luke
Murphy, Jordan Murphy, Jordan
Hylton, Jermaine Hylton, Jermaine
Storer, Kyle Storer, Kyle
Yussuf, Adi Yussuf, Adi

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