First Team Match Reports

Chesterfield v Solihull Moors

1 - 0 Jan 2nd 2021 at 15:00

Starting Lineup

Chesterfield

1Kyle Letheren
2George Carline
5Will Evans
6Laurence Maguire
26Hyden Hollis
15Joel Taylor
8Curtis Weston
17Jak McCourt Jonathan Smith 76'
22Tom Whelan 43' Liam Mandeville 71'
24Tom Denton Josef Yarney 84'
9Akwasi Asante

Substitutes

Chesterfield

4Josef Yarney
7Joe Rowley
10Liam Mandeville
19Scott Boden
23Jonathan Smith

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
11Jamie Ward
2Tyrone Williams
17Jordan Piggott
6Alex Gudger Cameron Coxe 65'
3Jordan Cranston Mitch Hancox 48'
8Stephen Gleeson
15Callum Maycock Kyle Hudlin 78'
10Jamey Osborne
7Joe Sbarra
25Cameron Archer

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

4Kyle Storer
12Cameron Coxe
13Niall Clayton
24Mitch Hancox
27Kyle Hudlin

Match Report

Chesterfield v Solihull Moors
Chesterfield v Solihull Moors

Team News

In Moors’ first game of nine scheduled in January, Shan marked centre-back Alex Gudger’s return to the side by handing him the captain’s armband.

Jamie Ward again started at right-wing back with Jordan Piggott also retaining his place in the team, Cameron Coxe and Mitch Hancox named amongst the substitutes.

Cameron Archer took up the lone striker role, spearheading Moors’ attack, the teenager rewarded for an impressive goal-scoring cameo against Farsley Celtic.

And Callum Maycock celebrated signing his recent contract extension by partnering Stephen Gleeson in the middle of the park.

Match Report

Right from the off, it was clear that the snow-laden pitch was going to be a major factor in the outcome of the game.

In their changed red strip, Moors started well but at times it looked as if they were skating on ice such were the slippery conditions.

Fittingly, it was Archer slipping the attentions of the Chesterfield centre-half which led to the first chance of the game. The Aston Villa loanee feeding Joe Sbarra but the midfielder's shot was well foiled by Kyle Letheren.

A clash of heads between Sbarra and Letheren then led to a sizable pause in the game. Letheren rushed off his line, fully committed he took both Sbarra and the ball - legally it must be said.

The break in play favoured Chesterfield who were started to look threatening as Tyrone Williams had to stay sharp to deny Akwasi Asante, who had turned well in the area.

Then on the counter, Moors almost snatched the lead. Archer latched onto Ward’s ball over the top but the striker dragged his effort wide.

Up top on his own, Archer was the main outlet for the Moors, the 19-year-old always looking to get involved, dropping off into pockets of space.

But it was Moors’ box that was experiencing more goalmouth action, a melee saw several attempts blocked with Zak McCourt’s shot eventually saved by Ryan Boot.

Boot’s loose clearance was then almost capitalised on by McCourt, whose first time shot sailed over the keeper’s head but thankfully for Moors, also evaded the bar.

However, there was nothing the Moors keeper could do to keep out Tom Whelan’s strike, the midfielder finding the bottom corner, after Asante's initial effort had been thwarted.

Jordan Cranston limped off in first-half stoppage time, a blow to Moors who already had a tough task on their hands without having to contend with the defender's withdrawal.

HT: Chesterfield 1-0 Solihull Moors

The onus was on Moors to take the game to Chesterfield after the interval, but the playing surface was disrupting their usual slick passing rhythm.

But it was the Spireites with the first chance of the second period. George Carline found space on the right, dug a cross out, but Tom Denton’s header was comfortably saved.

Just after the hour mark, Maycock had the visitor’s first sight of goal but his shot from outside the area was well charged down.

For all their endeavour, Shan’s men struggled to carve open any real clear-cut chances, Chesterfield restricting them to speculative efforts.

Jamey Osborne did his utmost to produce a moment of inspiration for the visitors but Moors’ magic number 10 found it increasingly frustrating in the snow.

Then a neat passage of play almost bore fruit for the Moors, Maycock strode down the left, his cross fell to the onrushing Coxe, but the substitute could only turn his effort wide.

Forward Kyle Hudlin entered the fray in the latter stages as Moors pushed for an equaliser, their cause further helped by Carline receiving his marching orders for a second yellow card.

One-way traffic was the result as Shan’s men changed to a more direct approach but the home side stayed resolute, managing the threat of the towering Hudlin well.

So 1-0 was how it stayed, Chesterfield leapfrog Moors in the table but Shan's charges will have a chance to reply immediately when the two sides meet again at the SportNation.bet Stadium on Tuesday evening.

FT: Chesterfield 1-0 Solihull Moors

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