First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Notts County

2 - 1 Apr 13th 2021 at 19:00

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
21Ben Usher-Shipway
17Jordan Piggott
2Tyrone Williams
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer
15Callum Maycock
30Alex Addai Adam Rooney 78'
7Joe Sbarra Justin Donawa 88'
25Cameron Archer James Ball 63'
27Kyle Hudlin 79'

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

9Adam Rooney
12Cameron Coxe
18James Ball 65'
24Mitch Hancox
26Justin Donawa

Starting Lineup

Notts County

1Sam Slocombe
23Adam Chicksen
24Alex Lacey
3Mark Ellis Ruben Rodrigues 84'
13Connell Rawlinson
16Dion Kelly-Evans
4Jake Reeves
28Regan Griffiths
27Lewis Knight Elisha Sam 72'
9Kyle Wootton
18Jimmy Knowles 11' Enzio Boldewijn 84'

Substitutes

Notts County

6Jim O'Brien
7Jordan Barnett
11Enzio Boldewijn
19Elisha Sam
20Ruben Rodrigues

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Notts County
Solihull Moors v Notts County

TEAM NEWS

Moors boss Mark Yates handed new loan signing Alex Addai his debut on the right-wing. Jamie Ward was the player to make way for the 27-year-old winger who had signed from Cheltenham Town last week.

The other change from the side that drew with leaders Sutton United on Easter Monday, saw Jordan Piggott drafted into the starting line up with Reiss McNally missing through injury.

James Ball made a return from a three-match ban to take his place on the bench alongside striker Adam Rooney, who also came back into the squad.

MINUTE BY MINUTE REPORT

The visitors wasted no time in warming the hands of Ryan Boot. Striker Kyle Wootton found space on the edge to fire towards goal but Boot saved comfortably down to his right.

At the other end, Kyle Hudlin was enjoying a typically busy start, battling with the Notts defence and quick to close down keeper Sam Slocombe when he looked to play from the back.

But it was the away side who looked more of a threat and they led with just over 10 minutes on the clock. Jimmy Knowles striking a first-time volley back across Boot into the net after Lewis Knight had clipped the ball to the back post.

A set back for Moors who conceded their first goal in four league games. Trailing by one but not disheartened.

Jordan Cranston whipped a dangerous ball into the area and Hudlin was whiskers away from connecting with it, the ball was taken away from him by a last-ditch defensive header. New boy Addai drove at his marker but his drifted cross was a little too high for the men waiting in the box.

And as the half-hour mark approached, Cranston had the hosts' first effort at goal. Invited to shoot from 25-yards, the left-back was unable to keep his shot down and it went harmlessly over Slocombe's bar.

Cranston was proving Moors' main attacking threat, Cameron Archer delayed the pass to Cranston on the overlap, he flashed an inviting ball across the goal but Hudlin was unable to slip his marker.

Then on the break, Notts almost grabbed their second. Dion Kelly-Evans found Wootton with his centre but Boot, quick out of his goal did enough to make the striker head over.

Addai was showing some nice touches, he played a great pass into Callum Maycock who fed Storer but the skipper's long-range effort flew high and wide.

Moors had reacted well to falling behind however despite their industry and play on the flanks, Yates' men had found clear cut chances hard to come by.

As half-time neared, a good spell of possession ended in Cranston cutting in from the left but his curling effort again didn't make Slocombe work.

HT: Solihull Moors 0-1 Notts County

The visitors started the second as they had the first and Boot was called into action to tip Wootton's shot around the post in the opening exchanges.

From the resulting corner, Wootton had a free header but he directed straight down Boot's throat, the home keeper able to make a routine save.

As he had in the first half, Addai was impressive, taking every opportunity to get at the defender, on this occasion, his cut-back was played into a dangerous area but no one in a yellow shirt had gambled.

Then out of nowhere, Hudlin was inches away from a spectacular equaliser. Collecting the ball, he turned and from 25 yards arrowed a curling shot towards the top corner.

It looked destined to find the net but Slocombe produced an incredible save to tip it onto the underside of the crossbar.

Unlucky there, but Moors weren't to be denied for long, substitute James Ball had been on the pitch less than a minute when he swept home from close range after Hudlin's knockdown.

The perfect way for the returning midfielder to immediately put his stamp on proceedings, in his first game since serving his suspension.

Moors had their tails up and with just over 10 minutes remaining, Hudlin popped up with a moment of brilliance to put his side ahead.

Following a Ben Usher-Shipway long throw, the ball was loose in the box. With his back to goal, the big man produced an inspired back heel beyond Slocombe and into the net.

It was great improvisation to nudge Moors ahead, but Yates' men weren't settling for just two, almost grabbing a third moments later.

Joe Sbarra did well to get to the byline, his cut-back found Rooney but a visiting defender got his toe to the ball just in time.

With the clock ticking towards the 90, Notts rallied, substitute Ruben Rodrigues ran onto a dangerous cross but at full tilt, he couldn't keep his shot down.

The visitors pressed for a late equaliser but led by Jordan Piggott, Moors stayed strong to record their fourth win in five games.

FT: Solihull Moors 2-1 Notts County

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