First Team Match Reports

Dorking Wanderers v Solihull Moors

0 - 3 Jan 28th 2023 at 15:00

Starting Lineup

Dorking Wanderers

1Dan Lincoln
3Bobby-Joe Taylor
5Ed Harris
6Niall McManus
9Ryan Seager Isaac Philpot 2'
11James McShane
18Luke Moore Jimmy Muitt 46'
22Barry Fuller Jordan Cheadle 84'
24Harry Ottaway
30Seb Bowerman
33Joe Cook

Substitutes

Dorking Wanderers

2Isaac Philpott Ryan Seager 45'
7Jimmy Muitt Luke Moore 46'
14Jordan Cheadle Barry Fuller 84'
16Nicky Wheeler
23Jack Jebb

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

32Nick Hayes
2James Clarke
3Ben Coker
5Nico Gordon
6Alex Gudger Justin Donawa 28'
8Callum Maycock
9Andrew Dallas 17' 63'
11Ryan Barnett
10Josh Kelly Joe Sbarra 63'
18Tom Whelan
9Mark Beck Bartosz Cybulski 77'

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

7Joe Sbarra 72' Josh Kelly 63'
15Oisin Smyth
17Justin Donawa Alex Gudger 28'
19Bartosz Cybulski Mark Beck 77'
20Callum Whelan

Match Report

Dorking Wanderers v Solihull Moors
Dorking Wanderers v Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors returned to winning ways with a brilliant 3-0 win at the Meadowbank Stadium.

An Andrew Dallas double and a Joe Sbarra strike on return from injury sealed an impressive all-round away performance for Neal Ardley’s side.

They were aided by a Joe Cook red-card at 1-0, but that can take nothing away from an important three points.

Team News

Mark Beck was the name that Moors fans were looking out for as the team news was announced, and it was he who was named upfront on his first appearance in the matchday squad.

He was one of two changes to Neal Ardley's side as Alex Gudger also returned in defence.

Amongst the subs, Joe Sbarra returned alongside Callum Whelan in a much-needed double boost for Moors.

The Match

Beck looked threatening from the off, winning chest's down and virtually every header he went up for, and it was him who had the first opportunity, sticking a low Dallas cross just wide of the mark with five minutes gone.

Minutes later it was Josh Kelly who went even closer; this time Barnett delivered from the right, Kelly controlled delightfully and prodded a strike millimetres wide.

On 17 minutes, Moors made their pressure pay through Dallas. A floated corner from the right was met by Callum Howe who headed towards the far post, waiting was Dallas, who nodded in from a yard out.

Ardley's side were playing some of their best football and Barnett was at the heart of it. He burst through an open Dorking defence with 20 minutes gone, but was hacked down yards outside the area. The referee only awarded a yellow card and Ben Coker's resulting free-kick was comfortable for the 'keeper.

With the extra presence of Beck in the box, Moors were looking far more dangerous from set-pieces. In the 40th minute there was almost a carbon copy of the goal as Howe headed another header towards the far post, this time though, Justin Donawa couldn't head home.

The game took a further turn in Moors' favour a minute later, when they were awarded a penalty and the hosts had a man sent off. Josh Kelly's ball over the top found Dallas who was fouled in the back just as he was about to pull the trigger, the referee pointed to the spot and Joe Cook was duly sent off. However, Moors couldn't extend their advantage from the spot-kick, as Dallas saw his strike saved by Dan Lincoln.

Half-time: Dorking Wanderers 0-1 Solihull Moors

It was Dorking who had the first opportunity after the break, a nice move found Harry Ottaway at the far post, but he mis-cued his shot and it was comfortable in the end for Ryan Boot.

Moors, however, always looked on top with the man advantage and it felt like only a matter of time before they added more; Barnett was close to doing just that on 55 minutes, but Lincoln was equal to his low strike.

Shortly after, it was two, when Dallas made amends from 12 yards. Having won the penalty himself, the Scot stepped up and rolled his penalty into the bottom left corner, sending Lincoln the wrong way.

Immediately after Moors fans were given another boost when Sbarra entered the action for the first time in 2023, and it was he who immediately made an impact.

An aerial ball was flicked on by Beck, into the path of Dallas, who found the Moors number seven in acres of space on the left, faced one-on-one with the on-rushing ‘keeper, he applied a brilliant near-post finish to send the Moors faithful into delirium.

The points were sealed by now, and Moors comfortably saw the job through, Callum Maycock and Bartosz Cybulski had late chances that got away, but it mattered little as Ardley's troops returned to winning ways in style.

Full-time: Dorking Wanderers 0-3 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Clarke, Howe (c), Gudger (Donawa 29), Coker, T.Whelan, Maycock, Barnett, Kelly (Sbarra 63), Dallas, Beck (Cybulski 75).

Subs not used: Smyth, C.Whelan

Attendance: 1415

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