For the coming season, Moors Academy FC are running with two sides in the Total Morton Midland Football League, An Under 21 side will continue in Division Two and play at The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground, Church Road, Boldmere, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5RY; and a Reserves side will play at Tally Ho! in the Reserve Division.
With pre-season well under way now: MAFC have played five matches. Continental Star were defeated 8-1; whilst Atherstone United inflicted a 2-5 defeat on the Moors. A 3-3 draw with Leicester Nivana was followed by an impressive 0-1 defeat away at Highgate United. On Thursday 26th July MAFC travelled to Tipton to win 1-3 at Wonder Vaults.
Saturday 28th July 2018 was the date for the latest match, at home to a Quorn FC side. From the off it was obvious that Moors were a class above their opponents. Quorn tried had enough, but in the first forty five minutes, it just was not there.
The only real surprise, was that it took Moors nearly forty minutes to score. Even then, it owed much to fortune. The impressive Blessing Nhundu crossed from the right. The ball caught in the strong wind, and defeated the defence and ‘Keeper to sail into the net. Some six minutes later, and right on the whistle for the break, Michee did the same. The result was no different. Moors turned round two goals to the good.
Quorn stepped up their game for the second half. They were sharper, more disciplined and determined to move forward rather than sideways. However, their industry was dampened when a Moors cross from the right was turned in by a defender. It was a cruel blow for the visitors. Yet they did not let their heads go down, but kept trying. Ben Maxwell in the Moors goal needed to be alert to keep his clean sheet.
Whole sale changes by both sides made it hard to asses the real worth of the sides, but when Tyrell Hamilton grabbed his goal to make it four, the conclusion was all set, despite there being some twenty four minutes still to play.
Next Match: On Monday 30th July 2018 at John Henry Newman Catholic College, MKO 1230 v Kettering Town FC.
Wednesday 1st August 2018 v Birmingham City XI at their Training Ground, KO 1400.
Final pre-season match at Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday 4th August 2018 v BSMFC U21, KO 1100.
MAFC League & Cup fixtures so far: All Total Motion Midland Football League Division Two unless otherwise stated.
Sat 11th August v Redditch Borough FC AWAY: KO 1500.
Tue 14th August v Lane Head FC: HOME: KO 1930.
Sat 18th Aug v Hampton FC: HOME: KO 1500
Tue 21st Aug v Wake Green Amateurs AWAY: KO 2000 (Friendly)
Sat 25th Aug v Fairfield Villa AWAY: KO 1500 (Lee James Cup R1)
Mon 27th Aug v Northfield Town AWAY: KO 1500
Sat 1st Sept v Feckenham AWAY KO 1500 (Presidents’ Cup R1
Sat 1st Aug MAFC Res v Gresley Res HOME KO 1500
Updated 19:24 - 28 Aug 2018 by Matt Roberts