First Team Match Reports

Yeovil Town v Solihull Moors

3 - 0 Apr 27th 2021 at 19:00

Starting Lineup

Yeovil Town

1Adam Smith
3Carl Dickinson
35Billy Sass-Davies
18Albi Skendi
14Michael Kelly
10Jimmy Smith
22Charlie Lee Matthew Worthington 60'
21Tom Knowles Emmanuel Sonupe 76'
24Josh Neufville
34Chris Dagnall Rhys Murphy 86'
19Joe Quigley 27' 53' 71'


Yeovil Town

7Matthew Worthington
9Rhys Murphy
25Emmanuel Sonupe
26Max Hunt
33Reuben Reid

Starting Lineup

Solihull Moors

1Ryan Boot
21Ben Usher-Shipway
16Reiss McNally
17Jordan Piggott
3Jordan Cranston
4Kyle Storer Adam Rooney 57'
15Callum Maycock
26Justin Donawa
18James Ball
7Joe Sbarra Alex Addai 62'
27Kyle Hudlin Mitch Hancox 81'


Solihull Moors

9Adam Rooney
24Mitch Hancox
25Cameron Archer
30Alex Addai
31Jordon Thompson

Match Report

Yeovil Town v Solihull Moors
Yeovil Town v Solihull Moors


Facing Yeovil Town for the second time in four days, unsurprisingly Moors boss Mark Yates named an unchanged team from the side that won 5-1 against the Glovers on Saturday.

The only change came on the bench where Alex Addai made his return to the squad with Welshman Cameron Coxe missing out.


With their tails up, following Saturday's emphatic win, Moors started brightly and Joe Sbarra had the first chance of the game in the opening five minutes.

Ben Usher-Shipway's long throw was well cushioned by Justin Donawa, he set it back to Sbarra whose low-driven effort was well saved by Glovers keeper Adam Smith.

Former Moors man Josh Neufville was looking lively for the hosts but Reiss McNally, who'd enjoyed an impressive game on Saturday, was again enjoying a solid start here.

Sbarra then sprayed a lovely ball out wide to Usher-Shipway, the full-back sprinting down the right did well to win a corner. From the resulting set-piece, James Ball played it in low but Sbarra flashed it wide.

At the other end with Tom Knowles racing into the box, McNally was required to be on his toes to poke the ball away from the midfielder.

But it was Moors with the clearer sights at goal, Sbarra's deflected strike looped into the air, Kyle Hudlin jostled for position in the area, the ball fell to Donawa but on the stretch, his shot cleared the crossbar.

Then against the run of play, Yeovil stole the initiative. A melee in the Moors box saw Callum Maycock unlucky to concede a penalty for bringing down Joe Quigley.

It looked as if it could have been a free-kick awarded to Maycock but the referee adjudged him as the offender and a spot-kick was the result.

Quigley stepped up, Moors stopper Ryan Boot did brilliantly to save with his legs, but the ball bounced off the bar and Quigley converted the rebound with a diving header.

A blow for Yates' men who had been in the ascendency. But Yeovil and Quigley almost had a quickfire second, he leapt highest, his header beat Boot but Usher-Shipway cleared off the line.

Then from 35-yards out, Moors' Cranston was invited to shoot and the left-back saw his thunderous effort whistle just over the bar.

Close there and then Moors were left cursing the woodwork minutes after. Hudlin curled a sumptuous low free-kick from distance which beat Smith but not the upright, his effort striking the outside of the post and away to safety.

However it was clear Moors were on the hunt for an equalizer, Hudlin winning the aerial ball, but unfortunately for the away side, it wouldn't fall for either Donawa or Ball.

Then from the follow-up, Donawa did get a shot away but he was off balance and ended up scuffing the attempt from the edge of the area.

It had been a frustrating half for the visitors. They would have been glad to see Knowles' swift turn and shot go wide, with keeper Boot rooted to the spot on the stroke of half-time.

Trailing by one at the interval but encouraging signs meant there was plenty for Moors to build on ahead of the second period.

HT: Yeovil Town 1-0 Solihull Moors

Moors came out of the traps fast after the break, Hudlin's flick-on almost fed Ball but Smith was brave to dive at the midfielder's feet.

But it was the Glovers who struck next and it was a very slick move that led to their second goal of the game.

A neat one-two between Quigley and Carl Dickinson saw the former double his tally, converting a first-time finish at the near post.

Down by two but Moors were not out of it. Adam Rooney was thrown into the mix as Yates looked to add more of an attacking threat to his line-up.

Maycock went close, McNally teed him up but the shot was always rising and nothing to trouble Smith in the home goal.

Moors were searching for a way back into the game but spaces were beginning to open up in the visitors' backline.

Neufville running through, poked the ball past the onrushing Boot but it dribbled wide of the far post.

But with just under 20 minutes remaining, Yeovil and Quigley had their third of the game. The Glovers striker claiming the match ball, smashing his effort high into the net.

The visitors didn't give up the fight but the Glovers defence stayed resolute. Ball's low drilled effort with the clock ticking down warmed the hands of Smith but the keeper held on well.

Ball then almost turned provider as his cross-cum shot found Rooney sliding in at the back post but Smith did well to move quickly across his goal to smother.

That proved the last Moors attempt as Yates' men left Yeovil empty-handed. They will now look towards Saturday's trip to Wrexham in search of a more positive result.

FT: Yeovil Town 3-0 Solihull Moors

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