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Solihull Moors: Match Report

Posted by Kelly Gilchrist
Posted on Wed 24 Apr 2024
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FC Halifax Town were defeated 4-2 against Solihull Moors this evening in the playoff quarter-final.

Andrew Oluwabori made a positive start to the game with a good interception in midfield and his first attempt of the game was saved by Solihull keeper’ Nick Hayes.

The winger looked to cause more problems in the final third, but his attempt was quickly blocked by the Solihull defence.

Jack Evans looked to cut the ball back inside or Max Wright whose shot was deflected. The deflected shot landed or forward Jamie Cooke, but he couldn’t quite find the target.

Callum Maycock was the main cause of the Shaymen’s problems early on as he delivered a dangerous cross into the centre of the box but was well dealt with by Tylor Golden.

The home side took the lead in the 14th minute after a save from Sam Johnson landed at the feet of Tahvon Campbell who slotted past him. His 14th goal of the season.

The Moors nearly doubled their advantage almost 2 minutes later with Johnson making another save and Jack Stevens missing the rebound.

Solihull had doubled their advantage by the 20-minute mark with Stevens redeeming his earlier miss. He slotted it into the bottom corner for his 9th goal of the season.

The Shaymen looked to generate some momentum back into the game at the half-hour mark as Oluwabori managed to win a corner. Evans and Luke Summerfield both had strikes outside the box which were saved by Hayes.

The Moors extended their advantage with Campbell receiving a cutback at the edge of the box with his shot deflecting occ an unfortunate Golden as the ball trickled in for a third.

Town got a goal back with Summerfield finding Evans from a corner. His first goal since the opening day of the season against Bromley.

Town started the second half with their first change with Rob Harker replacing Adan George.

Oluwabori was booked in the 56th minute after a foul.

Town made their second change in the 61st minute with Florent Hoti replacing Max Wright.

The substitute made his impact in the 74th minute by hitting a beautiful strike that bounced off the crossbar on its way in.  His 6th goal of the season is a vital lifeline for the Shaymen.

Solihull made their first change in the 76th minute with Joss Labadie replacing Stevens.

Moments later, Harker had a big chance to tie the game, but his header from close range hit the crossbar.

Town made their final change of the night with Aaron Cosgrave replacing Oluwabori in the 81st minute. Solihull made their second change at the same time with Jon Benton replacing Joe Sbarra.

Captain Jamey Osborne ran his way past the Town defence and slotted in the fourth goal in the 89th minute to seal a trip to Barnet.

The fourth official indicated an additional 4 minutes of added time.

Town continued to push for a third goal, but time was not on their side. The full-time whistle blew and the Shaymen were knocked out of the playoffs. They fought until the end, but it wasn’t enough.

The Shaymen will be looking to do it all over again next season.

Solihull 32 Nick Hayes 2 James Clarke, 3 Joe Newton, 4 Jamey Osborne ©, 7 Joe Sbarra (18 Jon Benton 81), 8 Callum Maycock, 19 Tyrese Shade (27 Nana Boateng 88), 14 Jack Stevens (17 Joss Labadie 74),20 Jay Benn, 29 Tahvon Campbell, 35 Alex Whitmore

Subs: 6 Kyle Morrison, 9 Mark Beck

FC Halifax Town 1 Sam Johnson © 2 Tylor Golden, 5 Adam Senior, 6 Jamie Stott, 12 Jack Evans, 4 Luke Summerfield, 14 Kane Thompson-Sommers, 22 Andrew Oluwabori (19 Aaron Cosgrave 81), 17 Max Wright (18 Florent Hoti 61), 27 Adan George (9 Rob Harker 46), 10 Jamie Cooke

Subs: 8 Jack Hunter, 28 Jack Jenkins

Goals; Campbell 14, Stevens 20, Golden (og) 39, Evans 45 + 1, Hoti 74, Osborne 87

Yellow Cards: Oluwabori 58

Red Cards: None

Attendance: 1875

Solihull Moors 4 FC Halifax Town 2

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