First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Chesterfield

2 - 1 Jan 5th 2021 at 19:45

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
12Cameron Coxe
2Tyrone Williams
29Nathan Cameron
23Darren Carter
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer
15Callum Maycock
7Joe Sbarra Jamie Ward 63'
26Justin Donawa
27Kyle Hudlin

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

8Stephen Gleeson
11Jamie Ward
13Niall Clayton
17Jordan Piggott
24Mitch Hancox

Starting Lineup

Chesterfield

1Kyle Letheren
4Josef Yarney
5Will Evans
6Laurence Maguire
26Haydn Hollis
15Joel Taylor
8Curtis Weston
17Jak McCourt
22Tom Whelan Liam Mandeville 56'
24Tom Denton Marcus Dinanga 59'
9Akwasi Asante

Substitutes

Chesterfield

10Liam Mandeville
11Marcus Dinanga
16Jack Clarke
23Jonathan Smith
32Jordan Cropper

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Chesterfield
Solihull Moors v Chesterfield

Team News

Manager Jimmy Shan chose to make six changes to the team who faced the Spirerites on Saturday, with new signing Nathan Cameron coming straight into the heart of the defence.

Cameron Coxe and Darren Carter were a further two changes to the Moors backline. There was also a shuffling of the pack upfront, with Kyle Hudlin chosen to lead the line.

Justin Donawa was given his second league start of the season while captain Kyle Storer was restored to the line-up.

Minute by Minute Match Report

Moors started the game fired up and almost took the lead in the very first minute, Coxe raiding down the right found Hudlin, but the striker’s first time attempt flew wide.

Coxe was looking lively and it was the Welshman who had the night’s first shot on target, a firmly hit effort but it was well held onto by Chesterfield keeper Kyle Letheren.

The hosts looked to have the bit between their teeth, this time it was Sbarra testing the visiting defence, jinking his way to the byline but his cross was defended well.

It wasn’t all one way though, Akwasi Asante looked threatening, the former Moors striker cut inside but dragged his effort wide of Ryan Boot’s upright.

A warning shot but Moors in the main, were looking sharp. Quick thinking from Storer fed Jordan Cranston but the full back’s inviting delivery was again well cleared.

Then at the other end, Boot made sure his angles were spot on to keep out Tom Whelan’s rasping drive.

In strange circumstances, the game then suffered a lengthy pause as linesman Michael D’Aguilar was forced from the field of play.

It was untimely for Moors, breaking up their rhythm and they soon found themselves behind to a Tom Denton header, the striker heading home from a corner.

A goal which galvanised the visitors who almost grabbed a second, Whelan firing over from near to the penalty spot after a good knock down from Josef Yarney.

Moors’ new recruit Cameron was getting in amongst it and made sure Asante knew of his whereabouts, a robust challenge causing tensions to rise in the away ranks.

HT: Solihull Moors 0-1 Chesterfield

After a tepid start, the second half almost burst into life, Coxe the provider, and on the half-volley Donawa was unlucky to see his shot whistle narrowly over.

Moors were getting a foothold but on the break, Asante’s mazy run almost led to an incredible solo goal, his angled shot crashing off the bar and bouncing away to safety.

Inches away from conceding, moments later Moors had levelled as Sbarra was alive to poke home after Letheren had saved from Donawa’s initial header.

On the balance of play, a deserved equaliser and Moors were now pushing for the win. Hudlin up top was starting to bring others into play as the hosts searched for a second.

But the visitors were forever a threat on the counter and Boot was forced into a point-blank save to deny Curtis Weston who had been played in by substitute Liam Mandeville.

Boot was called on again soon after, producing another inspired save to stifle Yarney from a matter of yards following a corner.

A set-piece looked to have swung the game in Moors’ favour, Jamie Ward’s corner was headed home by Storer but his joy was short-lived, the goal ruled out for a foul in the build-up.

But there was nothing neither the referee nor Letheren could do to stop Hudlin from finding the back of the net.

Having cleared a corner in his own penalty area, Hudlin joined in a quick counter-attack to direct his header beyond the Spirites keeper to give Moors a last gasp win.

Another match-winning turn from Moors' big man up front as Moors exacted immediate revenge on Chesterfield.

FT: Solihull Moors 2-1 Chesterfield

Solihull Moors: Boot; Coxe, Williams, Cameron, Carter, Cranston; Storer, Maycock; Sbarra, (Ward, 63) Donawa; Hudlin

Subs: Gleeson, Ward, Clayton, Piggott, Hancox

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