First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge

0 - 1 Mar 2nd 2021 at 19:00

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
21Ben Usher-Shipway Cameron Archer 61'
17Jordan Piggott
2Tyrone Williams
23Darren Carter
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer
15Callum Maycock
7Joe Sbarra Cameron Coxe 55'
18James Ball Kyle Hudlin 79'
9Adam Rooney

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

12Cameron Coxe
13Niall Clayton
16Reiss McNally
25Cameron Archer
27Kyle Hudlin

Starting Lineup

Dagenham & Redbridge

1Elliot Justham
11Myles Weston
20William Wright
6Kenny Clark
3Elliott Johnson
27Liam Gordon
12Matthew Robinson
19Thomas Smith Joseph Jones 65'
4Dean Rance
10Angelo Balanta George Saunders 86'
9Paul McCallum 57'

Substitutes

Dagenham & Redbridge

14George Saunders
18Mohammed Sagaf
24Charlee Adams
25Scott Wilson
26Joseph Jones

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge
Solihull Moors v Dagenham & Redbridge

Team News

Moors boss Jimmy Shan could once again call on Jordan Cranston and skipper Kyle Storer, the two having been suspended for the Boreham Wood game.

Mitch Hancox who was sent off late in that match started the first of a three-match ban whilst Stephen Gleeson was another missing through suspension.

With Alex Gudger, Nathan Cameron and Kyle Howkins all out injured, with Callum Howe still on the road to recovery, it meant starts for Darren Carter and Jordan Piggott in defence.

Reiss McNally, recently recalled from a loan spell at National League North side Brackley Town was named amongst the substitutes as was striker Cameron Archer.

A welcome sight for Moors fans. The Villa loanee had been missing from the squad since Chesterfield away at the beginning of January.

Minute by Minute Match Report

A fast start from the visitors saw Dagenham with an early sight of goal but Will Wright’s free-kick did nothing to trouble Boot in the home net, the attempt going high and wide.

At the other end, Ben Usher Shipway’s corner was only partially cleared, Joe Sbarra kept the ball alive but Piggott coming onto it couldn’t make a telling contact, scuffing the volley.

The early signs were indicating a fast, open game, both sides looking to get the ball forward and play on the front foot.

James Ball and Sbarra were dropping into dangerous pockets in front of Dagenham’s back five, hoping to feed Usher-Shipway and Jordan Cranston on the flanks.

One such move almost led to the opener, Cranston whipped in a dangerous cross, Adam Rooney turned his header goalwards but the defender blocked well.

Moors were on top, the high press was working and the visiting defence had to be on guard to deal with several dangerous deliveries into the box.

Cranston cutting in from the right, whipped an inviting ball into the area but the Daggers defence did enough to stop Rooney from reaching it.

Usher-Shipway was looking lively, this time down the left he jinked his way into the area, the ball broke to Ball but he skewed his shot across goal with the aid of a deflection.

From the resulting corner, Tyrone Williams went down, appearing to be pushed but the referee waved away the home side's appeals.

The hosts who had been much the better of the two sides as half-time approached but then former Moors man, Paul McCallum had a guilt edge chance for the visitors.

Found no more than six yards out in the centre of the goal, McCallum was unable to direct his header on target and Moors breathed a sigh of relief.

It was a strong finish to the half from the Daggers who then went close through Elliott Johnson, the full-back’s shot going just shy of the near post.

That was the last noteworthy action of the half as both teams went in level at the break, Shan’s men had impressed but were lacking that clinical edge.

HT: Solihull Moors 0-0 Dagenham & Redbridge

The visitors started as they had finished the first, skipper Dean Rance found space in the box but his header was tame and straight at Boot in the Moors goal.

A blow for Moors then saw Sbarra limp off, Cameron Coxe replaced him and Usher-Shipway moved into a more attacking position.

Shortly after, the away side took the lead. Matthew Robinson worked an opening on the left, his cross found McCallum who made no mistake, netting from close range.

Shan reacted by introducing Archer into the action, the teenager going up top with Rooney to give Moors more of a focal point in attack.

But the goal had given the Daggers belief and they were now enjoying more of the possession, Moors struggling to get hold of the ball.

Archer had injected pace into proceedings. A quick break almost saw Williams slip the striker in but a last ditch Johnson interception halted them in their tracks.

Piggott then found Archer with a searching ball over the top, he cut inside but his fierce shot from just inside the area was charged down well.

Ball then made Elliot Justham work, the Daggers keeper scrambling to his right to save the midfielder’s deflected drive after good wing play from Coxe.

With just over 10 minutes remaining, Kyle Hudlin came on to bolster Moors’ attack as Moors searched for an equaliser.

Carter’s deep cross deserved better, but having beaten the Daggers defence, neither Hudlin nor Coxe could get on the end of it.

It had been the story of the game, promising play yet starved of an end product in what turned out to be a very frustrating night for the home side.

FT: Solihull Moors 0-1 Dagenham & Redbridge

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