First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Chesterfield

0 - 0 Feb 18th 2023 at 15:00

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

32Nick Hayes
2James Clarke
5Nico Gordon
7Joe Sbarra Callum Whelan 89'
8Callum Maycock
9Andrew Dallas
4Jamey Osborne
11Ryan Barnett
17Justin Donawa Alex Gudger 61'
9Mark Beck Josh Kelly 65'
32Jevon Mills

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

6Alex Gudger Justin Donawa 61'
10Josh Kelly Mark Beck 65'
16Ethan Vaughan
19Bartosz Cybulski
20Callum Whelan Joe Sbarra 89'

Starting Lineup

Chesterfield

1Ross Fitzsimons
3Branden Horton
4Tim Akinola Ryan Colclough 64'
5Jamie Grimes
7Liam Mandeville
15Paul McCallum
16Rhyeem Sheckleford
17Armando Dobra Joe Quigley 82'
21Ash Palmer
28Ollie Banks Darren Oldaker 82'
35Mike Jones

Substitutes

Chesterfield

10Ryan Colclough
12Tyrone Williams
20Jeff King
26Darren Oldaker
27Joe Quigley

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Chesterfield
Solihull Moors v Chesterfield

Defences ruled the day at the ARMCO Arena on Saturday afternoon as Solihull Moors were held to a goalless draw with Chesterfield.

Josh Kelly's 75th minute one-on-one was the closest Moors came to a winner as both sides stood firm.

After waiting over three months for a draw, Moors record back-to-back ties to remain 12th in the National League.

Team News

Neal Ardley named two changes from the side that drew at Boreham Wood in midweek.

Andrew Dallas returned on the left-wing for Kelly, whereas Jamey Osborne replaced Tom Whelan who was unable to feature against his parent club.

Former Moors striker Paul McCallum started upfront for the visitors.

The Match

Despite coming into the game in poor form, it was Chesterfield who began on the front foot, flashing an effort inches wide through Armando Dobra after he cut in from the left touchline.

Moors grew into the contest, though, and went close in the 19th minute when Barnett's cross found Javon Mills at the far post, he headed across to Dallas and the striker himself turned a headed effort towards goal, but it was well-saved by Ross Fitzsimons in the end.

That proved to be the best chance of the half for Solihull as both sides struggled to create chances against resolute back lines.

The major chance came for the away side with the last kick of the ball; following some nice build-up, the ball fell to Liam Mandeville inside the area, but he blazed his effort over the bar.

Half-time: Solihull Moors 0-0 Chesterfield

The second half began with some brilliant defending from an unlikely source. A Chesterfield corner was met by Ash Palmer whose headed effort was heading for the top corner, but for the brilliant positioning of Dallas who headed clear from the line.

Ardley rang the changes on the hour mark introducing Alex Gudger and Josh Kelly. The latter was in the thick of the action within a minute of coming on, hitting the deck after a scramble in the penalty area. Unfortunately for Moors, the referee waved all appeals away.

Five minutes later it was Gudger who was involved, producing a fine sliding challenge to deny Ryan Colclough as he darted through on goal down the right-hand side.

The big chance that Moors had been waiting for came in the 75th minute, Kelly found himself through on goal and after breezing into the penalty area, couldn't find the target from 12-yards out.

Gudger was outstanding in the half-an-hour that he was on the pitch and wad again called into action with 87 on the clock. The Spireites worked it neatly down the left to find Colclough in space, but Gudger threw his body at the ball to block at source.

Chesterfield pushed on in the late stages, and again went close through Colclough in stoppage time when he drilled a strike at goal, however, Boot was equal to it.

Full-time: Solihull Moors 0-0 Chesterfield

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Donawa (Gudger 61), Howe (c), Mills, Clarke, Maycock, Osborne, Sbarra (C.Whelan 89), Barnett, Beck (Kelly 65), Dallas.

Subs not used: Vaughan, Cybulski.

Attendance: 2045 (586 away)

Next-up: FC Halifax (A) - 21/02/23

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