First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Wealdstone

3 - 0 Mar 30th 2021 at 19:45

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
21Ben Usher-Shipway
16Reiss McNally 48'
2Tyrone Williams
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer
15Callum Maycock
7Joe Sbarra 59'
28Ryan Barnett 29' Cameron Coxe 78'
9Adam Rooney Kyle Hudlin 58'
25Cameron Archer Justin Donawa 66'

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

11Jamie Ward
12Cameron Coxe
17Jordan Piggott
26Justin Donawa
27Kyle Hudlin

Starting Lineup

Wealdstone

1Harry Isted
21Nikola Taveres Daniel Bowry 62'
17Jacob Mendy
34Jack Cawley
15Riley-Jay Harbottle
4Ashley Charles
6Jerome Okimo
23Ryan Gondoh Daniel Parish 59'
7Michael Phillips Daniel Green 59'
8Connor Smith
11Dennon Lewis

Substitutes

Wealdstone

25Jake Askew
16Daniel Bowry
26Craig Fasanmade
10Daniel Green
14Daniel Parish

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Wealdstone
Solihull Moors v Wealdstone

TEAM NEWS

Moors boss Mark Yates was forced into making two changes ahead of the game against Wealdstone with James Ball and Mitch Hancox suspended, the pair having been sent off in Saturday's win over Aldershot Town.

Jordan Cranston replaced Hancox at left-back whilst Joe Sbarra came in for Ball in the number 10 slot. Aside from that, it was an unchanged team from the victory at the weekend.

MINUTE BY MINUTE MATCH REPORT

Moors enjoyed a really positive start to the game and had a couple of early sighters at the visitors' goal.

First, the returning Sbarra had a shot go wide and then Cranston's cross fell to Adam Rooney who tried the spectacular but his acrobatic effort was off target.

Cameron Archer picked up from his goalscoring turn against the Shots, looking to get at the visitors with positive driving runs.

But despite the promising beginning, it was Wealdstone who had the first big chance of the game. Dennon Lewis found himself in on goal, his strike was heading for the near corner but Ryan Boot did very well to turn it into the side netting.

That chance seemed to spur on the Stones who enjoyed a decent spell, the ball was worked to Ryan Gondoh on the edge of the area but his low curling shot was always going wide of the far post.

It was a game that was toing and froing, Moors were looking dangerous through Ryan Barnett and Archer on the wings but the Stones were standing up well to the test.

Rooney beat the offside trap after a great floated ball over the top, but his touch let him down and the visiting defence was able to recover.

And then on the break, Barnett struck. A long ball forward had the winger in a foot race with the onrushing Stones keeper, Harry Isted.

Isted, who'd come a long way out of his goal, got there first but his header dropped to Barnett who collected, composed himself before caressing the ball into an empty net from 40 yards.

It was almost a putting stroke such was the way he guided it into the net, a great way for the on-loan Shrewsbury man to open his Moors account.

The goal definitely gave Moors a lift and Yates' men started to dictate the play. Rooney's flick-on almost found Barnett soon after.

Sbarra, clearly inspired by Barnett's long effort, was next to try his luck from distance but his attempt flew high and wide.

As half-time approached Moors were very much the team in the ascendency, with all of the action happening in Wealdstone's final third. The Stones forced into some very resolute rearguard action.

HT: Solihull Moors 1-0 Wealdstone

But that defence was breached again moments after the break. Defender Reiss McNally was the most alive to Cranston's inswinging corner, getting across the front post to turn it home.

It was the perfect start for Yate's men and a real hammer blow for Wealdstone who never recovered. Shortly before the hour mark, it was three.

Archer, showed great strength to wriggle his way to the edge of the box, he set it back to Sbarra whose rasping drive ended up in the roof of the net and left Isted, a mere bystander.

A cracking strike and one which gave Moors a cushion. It was almost four soon after, Archer turned Ben Usher-Shipway's deep cross goalwards but this time Isted did well to get down low to deny the Aston Villa loanee.

Kyle Hudlin had been introduced into the action and the striker came close to adding his name to the scoresheet.

First arriving late at the back post, he was unable to find the target and then from just outside the box, he was whiskers away from finding the bottom corner with a curling effort.

As the game entered its latter stages, Wealdstone came close to ruining Moors' clean sheet. Substitute Daniel Green worked himself an opening but Boot did brilliantly to save at his near post.

At the other end of the pitch, Moors were looking to add a final gloss to the scoreline. Sbarra was still finding pockets of space and his eye of the needle through ball escaped Hudlin by a matter of inches.

Then with Wealdstone pushing for a consolation, a lightning-quick break from Moors. Sbarra latched onto it, he timed his pass to Cameron Coxe with perfection. But as Coxe looked to slot the ball home, Isted spread himself well to thwart the Welshman.

And in stoppage time, Callum Maycock started and almost finished a move that had the limited spectators purring.

Usher-Shipway's brilliance on the byline had ended in him back heeling the ball into Maycock's path, whose one-two pass with Hudlin was only stifled by a last-ditch Wealdstone tackle.

But three was how it stayed on a thoroughly satisfying night for the Moors. Back to back wins and back to back clean sheets for Yates' men.

FT: Solihull Moors 3-0 Wealdstone

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