Kyle Hudlin lands the telling blow...
Kyle Hudlin’s second-half thunderbolt lit up the SportNation.bet stadium and secured a vital three points for Moors in the National League on Tuesday night.
It was an incredible strike that deserved more than just a ripple of applause from the few in attendance, a standing ovation would have been far more fitting for such a show stopper.
But no doubt the 20-year-old will take great satisfaction in knowing his first-ever National League goal was pivotal in securing a valuable win for his side.
After a low key-start to proceedings, the game suddenly burst into life with two goals in the space of three first-half minutes.
First to strike were the away side who caught the home side napping from a set-piece. The cross was met by Martin Woods, whose header was deflected past Ryan Boot.
Ball then made immediate amends for giving away the free-kick for Halifax’s opener, the midfielder smashing home a ferociously driven shot from just inside the area.
A closely fought first-half saw both teams trying to wrestle the initiative, conceding would have shocked Moors but Shan would have been pleased by his side’s reaction.
If Ball’s goal was good, then Hudlin’s strike was spectacular, the forward bringing the ball down and hitting an absolute screamer in off the angle from 25 yards out.
The same combination of Ball and Hudlin almost produced a third, but the former’s shot was kept out by a last-ditch block.
Then in almost the last play of the game, Halifax rescued a point. Neill Byrne’s header had Boot rooted to the spot but fortunately for Moors, it ricocheted off the post.
But in the end, it was Hudlin who had the final say, a sublime effort that instilled that winning feeling back into Jimmy Shan’s charges.
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Solihull Moors: Boot; Coxe, Williams, Pearce, Hancox, Cranston; Storer, Gleeson; Ball, Osborne (Sbarra 80); Hudlin
Subs: Sbarra, Ward, Clayton, Maycock, Archer