First Team Match Reports

Solihull Moors v Sporting Khalsa

3 - 0 Nov 1st 2020 at 14:00

Starting Lineup

Sporting Khalsa

1Francesa Vitale
4Annie Ackroyd
6Ellie Bruton
25Mollie Richardson
5Antonia Smith
24Layla Hart
23Marianna Redmond-Lyon Milly Woodman-Booth 86'
14Ariana Thompson Maisie McDonnell 63'
9Lois Jefferies 8' 39' 85'
7Kathryn Pagan Ella Doocey 66'
19Leah Seivwright Charlotte Leedham 82'

Substitutes

Sporting Khalsa

10Maisie McDonnell
22Charlotte Leedham
26Ella Doocey
32Milly Woodman-Booth

Match Report

Solihull Moors v Sporting Khalsa
Solihull Moors v Sporting Khalsa

Solihull Moors Women will travel to Lincoln City Women in the first round proper of this season's Vitality Women's FA Cup.

David Healey's side reached the first round for the first time in the club's history, with a 3-0 victory over Sporting Khalsa Women on Sunday afternoon.

Lois Jefferies stole the headlines with a hat-trick on what was a memorable day at the Abacus Lighting Community Arena.

The Moors broke another record, as Healey gave 16-year-old Milly Woodman-Booth her debut as she became Solihull's youngest ever player.

Woodman-Booth came on for the final four minutes of the match, moments after Jefferies completed her hat-trick.

In his post-match interview, manager Healey said: "I'm delighted for the girls that they've made that bit of history.

"The FA Cup would've been a poorer competition without those players in it, and they all deserve to be in the first round.

"The main bit of history that I'm happy with is giving Millie her debut, the youngest player I've ever played.

"We did it with Mollie (Richardson) last year and we've done it with Millie this year. She was about to come on at 2-0 and then we got the third goal.

"It wasn't a token gesture throwing her on. We were going to change the shape a bit and use her and Charlotte's (Leedham) pace up top for the last five minutes.

"Winning the game is down to the girls. All I do is pick an 11 and put them on the pitch."

Hat-trick hero and captain for the day Lois Jefferies said: "It was a really nice feeling and not something I've done before.

"To get the win and to get through to the next round is what I'll remember today so I'm really happy.

"I've always said I've wanted to score more goals, get into the box and covert more chances. I think this season I've started really well and hopefully, that will continue into the next round."

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