First Team Match Reports

Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors

1 - 1 Feb 14th 2023 at 19:45

Starting Lineup

Boreham Wood

1Nathan Ashmore
3Femi Ilesamni
5Will Evans
7Josh Rees Zak Brunt 79'
8George Broadbent
10Tyrone Marsh Lee Ndlovu 61'
11Danny Newton
17Jack Payne
19Erico Sousa
25Chris Bush 20'
26David Agbontohoma

Substitutes

Boreham Wood

9Lee Ndlovu Tyrone Marsh 61'
12Jamal Fyfield
15Dennon Lewis
20Zak Brunt Josh Rees 79'
22Cameron Coxe

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

32Nick Hayes
2James Clarke
5Nico Gordon
7Joe Sbarra Bartosz Cybulski 90'
8Callum Maycock Jamey Osborne 46'
11Ryan Barnett
10Josh Kelly Andrew Dallas 74'
17Justin Donawa
18Tom Whelan
9Mark Beck
32Jevon Mills

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

6Alex Gudger
9Andrew Dallas Josh Kelly 74'
16Ethan Vaughan
19Bartosz Cybulski Joe Sbarra 90'
4Jamey Osborne 48' Callum Maycock 46'

Match Report

Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors
Boreham Wood v Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors fought from behind to salvage a point against high-flying Boreham Wood on Tuesday evening.

In a disappointing first half, Chris Bush's header was the difference between the sides. However, super-sub-Jamey Osborne came off the bench at the interval and got Moors level through a moment of brilliance on the half-volley.

Moors pushed for a winner as time ticked on but couldn't find it and were made to settle for a good point on the road.

Team News

Neal Ardley made four changes from the side that lost to Dagenham & Redbridge on the weekend.

Moors began with an entirely different front three as Ryan Barnett, Josh Kelly and Mark Beck all came in from the start.

Justin Donawa was the only other change in defence, replacing the injured Ben Coker.

The Match

The game began in an even fashion with both sides feeling one another out in the early stages; Donawa had a shot on target from 30 yards and Callum Howe has a tame header that failed to trouble Nathan Ashmore in the Wood net.

However, on 21 minutes it was the hosts that took the lead through Chris Bush. The defender rose highest in the area to head home a delivery of real quality by Josh Rees from the corner.

The hosts were on top throughout the half but could only take a one-goal lead into the interval.

Former Moors man Danny Newton had tame efforts on 32 and 37 minutes, before Tyrone Marsh almost capitalised on a mistake by Callum Howe, however, Ryan Boot spared the defender's blushes with an important stop.

Half-time: Boreham Wood 1-0 Solihull Moors

Moors made a tactical switch in the second half, opting for a three-at-the-back formation which saw Osborne come on for Callum Maycock.

And within minutes the substitute had the ball in the back of the net to equalise. After Donawa's cross was cut out, the ball fell to Osborne on the edge of the area, he took one touch to set it up and volleyed home into the top right corner.

Boreham Wood were a big physical side, and they were at their most threatening from set-pieces throughout. In the 61st minute, Moors somehow survived when another corner kick resulted in a flurry of shots from the hosts; Boot initially saved from the first header, before close range efforts were blocked by committed defending players.

By this point the game was anyone's for the taking, and both sides duly pushed on for a winner. Osborne went close from a free-kick that curled just wide, and shortly after the hosts went close again, but Javon Mills was to the rescue to block from Josh Rees' strike.

Osborne was inspired after coming on and he almost grabbed his second with 15 minutes to play. Having picked up the ball just inside his own half, he drove towards the penalty area, striking towards goal, only to see his effort fizz inches wide of the post.

It was end-to-end stuff and both goalkeepers had to be alert. Boot was at his best throughout and made another double save with time ticking down to deny Newton, and then George Broadbent in quick succession.

Moors would have a chance of their own before time was up to win it - substitute Dallas could only slice wide though, after Tom Whelan's cross evaded everyone.

It was a game that felt like it had another goal in it, but it never came. In the 90th minute there was time for Boot to add another save to his showreel, this time diving down to his left to keep out another goal-bound header from a corner-kick - his pick of the bunch.

Full-time: Boreham Wood 1-1 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Clarke, Howe (c), Mills, Donawa, T.Whelan, Sbarra (Cybulski 90), Maycock (Osborne 46), Barnett, Kelly (Dallas 74), Beck

Subs not used: Gudger, Vaughan

Attendance: 719 (26 away)

Next-up: Chesterfield (H) - 18/02/23, 3pm.

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