First Team Match Reports

Wealdstone v Solihull Moors

1 - 4 May 22nd 2021 at 15:00

Starting Lineup

Wealdstone

1George Shelvey
4Ashley Charles
6Jerome Okimo
11Dennon Lewis
12Charlee Hughes
14Daniel Parish Ryan Gondoh 46'
16Sonny Blu Lo-Everton
17Jacob Mendy Mendy 88'
18Alex Dyer
22Joseph Olowu
15Riley-Jay Harbottle Jack Cawley 90'

Substitutes

Wealdstone

13Daniel Wishart
23Ryan Gondoh
25Jake Askew
30Elijah Hearn
34Jack Cawley

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
2Tyrone Williams 21'
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer
7Joe Sbarra Mitch Hancox 81'
9Adam Rooney Cameron Archer 86'
15Callum Maycock
18James Ball 58'
29Nathan Cameron
30Alex Addai 31' Justin Donawa 74'
31Jordon Thompson

Substitutes

Solihull Moors

17Jordan Piggott
24Mitch Hancox
25Cameron Archer
26Justin Donawa 80'
27Kyle Hudlin

Match Report

Wealdstone v Solihull Moors
Wealdstone v Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors wrapped up a fifth victory on the spin with a 4-1 success away to Wealdstone on Saturday afternoon.

Two goals either side of the break were enough to make it a comfortable afternoon for the visitors who conceded late on to a Jacob Mendy Mendy penalty.

With the backing of supporters inside the Grosvenor Vale Stadium, the Stones made a strong start and Moors had to withstand pressure from their hosts.

However, it was the away side who came closest within the first 15 minutes as Nathan Cameron rattled the woodwork. Joe Sbarra’s corner wasn’t dealt with by the home defence and Cameron met it at the back-post, only to be denied by the frame of the goal from close range.

And it was Cameron who was heavily involved with Moors’ opener after 21 minutes. Jordan Cranston and Sbarra worked a short corner before the latter found Cameron at the back-post. The defender diverted the ball back across goal and there was Tyrone Williams to bundle home from close range, despite the best efforts of George Shelvey.

It was the least Solihull deserved after growing into the game, with a number of clever pieces of attacking play not quite coming off.

Having opened the scoring, Williams took it upon himself to provide the assist for the second just after the half hour.

The defender played an excellent ball over the top to find the run of Alex Addai in behind. The on-loan winger used his pace to beat Shelvey to the ball and lobbed it over the ‘keeper for number two – Addai’s first goal in yellow and blue.

In the closing stages of the first-half, Moors almost added to their lead but Cranston and James Ball were both denied by Shelvey.

Half-time: Wealdstone 0-2 Solihull Moors

If Wealdstone were to find a way back, a goal had to come soon. Seven minutes into the second-half, they had a big chance to do just that.

Williams did well to block a cross from the right, but the ball landed at the feet of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton who had time and space inside the area, but could only scoop his effort over the top.

And Stuart Maynard’s side were made to pay shortly after as Moors notched a third – and what a goal it was.

Ryan Boot bowled it out to Cranston who, in turn, found the run of Sbarra down the left channel. He then spotted the space Ball had in the centre, cut it back and Ball did the rest with a first-time finish into the bottom corner.

That goal put the game beyond the reach of Wealdstone and Sbarra almost got in on the act himself with an in-swinging corner that was dipping and clipped the crossbar on its way over.

Skipper Kyle Storer then had a free header inside the area, but was unable to divert as he glanced wide from a Cranston corner.

A fourth of the afternoon arrived with 10 minutes to play and it was substitute Justin Donawa who found the back of the net shortly after entering the field of play.

Again, it was a set-piece as Sbarra’s back-post corner was met by Cameron who headed back across goal and there was Donawa with a simple tap-in on the line.

Two assists and one off the woodwork for Cameron, who did everything but score for the Moors on a pleasing afternoon.

Wealdstone did enjoy a moment in front of their returning supporters as Mendy dispatched a late penalty past Boot following a handball inside the area by Cameron.

Full-time: Wealdstone 1-4 Solihull Moors

The result means that Moors have now won 10 of their last 14 outings. However, due to results elsewhere and a final day fixture taking place between FC Halifax Town and Chesterfield, Mark Yates’ side can no longer reach the play-off places.

Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Williams, Cranston, Storer ©, Sbarra (Hancox 81), Rooney (Archer 86), Maycock, Ball, Cameron, Addai (Donawa 74), Thompson.

Subs not used: Piggott, Hudlin.

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