First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Wrexham

1 - 2 Jan 2nd 2023 at 15:00

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

32Nick Hayes
2James Clarke
3Ben Coker
5Nico Gordon
6Alex Gudger
8Callum Maycock
9Andrew Dallas
11Ryan Barnett
10Josh Kelly Callum Whelan 78'
17Justin Donawa Bartosz Cybulski 67'
22Joey Jones

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

18Louie Moulden
19Bartosz Cybulski 90' Justin Donawa
20Callum Whelan Josh Kelly

Starting Lineup

Wrexham

21Mark Howard
4Ben Tozer
5Aaron Hayden
6Jordan Tunnicliffe 11'
8Luke Young
9Ollie Palmer
10Paul Mullin Sam Dalby 90'
14Anthony Forde
19Jacob Mendy Callum McFadzean 22'
22Tom O'Connor 64'
38Elliot Lee James Jones 80'

Substitutes

Wrexham

1Rob Lainton
3Callum McFadzean Jacob Mendy 22'
11Liam McAlinden
18Sam Dalby Paul Mullin 90'
19James Jones Elliot Lee 80'

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Wrexham
Solihull Moors v Wrexham

Solihull Moors suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wrexham on Monday afternoon.


Solihull Moors went down to a 2-1 defeat against second-place Wrexham on Monday, despite Bartosz Cybulski's first goal for the club.

Phil Parkinson's side took the lead in the 11th minute through Jordan Tunnicliffe's header, before Tom O'Connor produced a fine free-kick midway through the second half to double the advantage.

With time ticking, Cybulski popped up with a late strike, but it was too little, too late for Moors who ended up on the wrong side of the scoreline.

Team News

Jamey Osborne and Joe Sbarra again missed out through injury, as Neal Ardley named three Elite Academy graduates on the bench.

That meant Justin Donawa made his first league start of the season on the left wing, whilst Joey Jones retained his place in midfield.

Wrexham named an unchanged side from the one that beat Moors 5-0 in the reverse fixture a week ago.

The Match

Moors had the first opportunity of the encounter through Donawa, he checked in from the left touchline and dragged a shot just wide of the near post with only one minute played.

With nine minutes on the clock, it was Donawa who again went close, this time forcing Wrexham 'keeper Mark Howard into a fine fingertip save from the edge of the penalty area.

However, despite Moors' positive start it was the away side who took the lead in the 11th minute. Elliot Lee stood a hanging cross up to the far post and there was Jordan Tunnicliffe to power home a header into Ryan Boot's near post.

Moors' spirits weren't to be dampened, though, as they continued on the attack in search of an equaliser.

On 21 minutes, Andrew Dallas' close-range header was denied, after Ryan Barnett floated a cross into the six-yard box, again Howard was equal to it.

From the resulting corner, Callum Howe was next to go close as he angled a looping header towards goal, which was in the end scrambled off the line by the Wrexham defence.

The Red Dragons weathered the storm and managed to see the job through to the break, Moors’ best chance being a Barnett effort that Howard parried on the stroke of half-time.

Half-time: Solihull Moors 0-1 Wrexham

Moors continued to push into the second half, however, it was the away side who had the better opportunities.

After some heroic defending at times, the visitors doubled their advantage in the 65th minute with a piece of magic from Tom O'Connor; from a free-kick 25 yards out, O'Connor curled an unstoppable strike into the top right corner leaving Boot stranded in the Moors net.

Wrexham continued to attack despite their two-goal cushion and came close again when Ollie Palmer stung Boot's palms with a fierce effort and Luke Young could only place his rebound down the throat of the Moors 'keeper on the follow-up.

As time ticked on, Moors threw more bodies forward, Joey Jones saw a header cleared off the line late on, before Moors eventually grabbed a consolation goal.

Barnett's low cross found substitute, Cybulski, who tapped home at the near post to create a nervy finish for the away side; Moors pushed in the closing stages but failed to find what would have been a dramatic equaliser.

Full-time: Solihull Moors 1-2 Wrexham

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Clarke, Howe (c), Gudger, Coker, Jones, Maycock, Barnett, Kelly (Whelan 78), Donawa (Cybulski 67), Dallas.

Subs not used: Moulden, Shambrook, Ryley.

Attendance: 3915 (1304 away)

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