First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Notts County

1 - 2 Jan 31st 2023 at 19:45

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

32Nick Hayes
2James Clarke
3Ben Coker
4David Davis Bartosz Cybulski 82'
5Nico Gordon
8Callum Maycock 23'
9Andrew Dallas Josh Kelly 69'
11Ryan Barnett
17Justin Donawa
18Tom Whelan
9Mark Beck Joe Sbarra 69'

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

7Joe Sbarra Mark Beck 69'
10Josh Kelly Andrew Dallas 69'
15Mitchell Roberts
19Bartosz Cybulski David Davis 82'
20Callum Whelan

Starting Lineup

Notts County

1Sam Slocombe
4Kyle Cameron
5Connell Rawlinson
9Macauley Langstaff
11Aaron Nemane
15Aden Baldwin
16Geraldo Bajrami John Bostock 63'
18Matty Palmer
19Cedwyn Scott Jodi Jones 63'
20Ruben Rodrigues 36' 80' Sam Austin 81'
23Adam Chicksen

Substitutes

Notts County

6Jim O'Brien
8Sam Austin Ruben Rodrigues 81'
10Jodi Jones Cedwyn Scott 63'
17Frank Vincent
24John Bostock Geraldo Bajrami 63'

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Notts County
Solihull Moors v Notts County

Solihull Moors slipped to a 2-1 defeat against Notts County on Tuesday night, as Luke Williams' side surged to the top of the Vanarama National League standings.

Callum Maycock struck midway through the first half to give Moors the lead, however, two penalties for the visitors either side of the interval sunk Neal Ardley's men.

It was a battling performance from the hosts who pushed late on and couldn't find an equaliser.

Team News

Moors announced two fresh faces into their ranks on Monday; David Davis was handed a first start, whilst Mitchell Roberts had to settle for a place amongst the substitutes.

The former was one of two changes as he replaced Josh Kelly, and elsewhere Justin Donawa came in for the injured Alex Gudger.

Neal Ardley opted for a three-at-the-back formation with both of the usual full-backs either side of captain Callum Howe.

The Match

Moors began with intensity, winning the ball high up the pitch on several occasions and it was exactly that which yielded the opening goal. In the Notts half, Maycock won the ball and fed Andrew Dallas, he drove down the right and returned it to the continuing Maycock; after getting the ball out of his feet, he side-footed home to deservedly open the scoring.

Maycock was the heartbeat of the Moors midfield in the first-half an hour and this time won the ball back in the County penalty area, teeing up Dallas who saw his effort blocked.

After a slow start, the visitors came into the contest with 30 gone and soon after in the 36th minute had a penalty, when James Clarke brought down an opposing striker in the box. Ruben Rodrigues stepped up and slammed his strike into the bottom right corner.

Notts ended the half as the better side, but it was Moors who had the biggest chance. Dallas was played over the top by Davis, but he couldn't get the ball under control and ended up pulling his effort wide.

Half-time: Solihull Moors 1-1 Notts County

Moors came out the blocks quickly in the second half and Dallas was again behind the Notts back line, however, on this occasion Sam Slocombe did well to narrow the angle and force the striker down a cul-de-sac.

Soon after it was the visitors who were in, Macauley Langstaff was deep into Moors territory, but he couldn't apply the finish, dragging his effort wide.

Davis was superb on debut in the midfield, he again set Dallas away down the right channel but again it wasn't going to be the striker's day as he saw his effort blocked for a corner on this occasion.

Notts though, began to show why they are where they are, pressing with every opportunity. Moors had Donawa to thank for keeping the scores level when he heroically cleared off the line from Kyle Cameron's goal-bound hit.

Eventually they got their goal, from a quickly taken corner, Ryan Barnett was adjudged to have fouled a County player in the box and the referee again pointed to the spot - a decision Ardley was less than pleased with. Again, it was Rodrigues to take, and he was emphatic, slamming home down the middle with 10 minutes to play.

Moors couldn't find a late equaliser and will now turn the attention to Gateshead on Saturday.

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Clarke, Howe (c), Coker, Donawa, Barnett, Davis (Cybulski 82), Maycock, T.Whelan, Dallas (Kelly 70), Beck (Sbarra 70)

Subs not used: Roberts, C.Whelan

Attendance: 2260 (894 away)

Next-up: Gateshead (H)

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