SOLIHULL MOORS 2
Hudlin 30, Rooney 63
Report: Alfie Lumb
Weymouth suffered defeat on the road as Solihull Moors came from a goal down to win 2-1 on Tuesday evening.
Josh McQuoid got the Terras off to a flying start early on, giving his side the lead in the 9th minute. Andy Dallas travelled into the area before laying the ball off to Sean Shields who controlled the ball before letting a shot rip with his left boot across the face of goal. The shot was wayward but McQuoid tapped it in from close range.
The Terras kept the pressure on the home side, winning a free kick in a dangerous position minutes after the goal. Jake McCarthy stepped up to take the free kick but could only drill it at a Solihull defender. The pressure was cleared.
Set pieces were looking a threat for Weymouth and came close to a second goal in the 22nd minute. A free kick from the right was whipped into the centre of the area. Jacob Mensah rose up high but could only direct the ball over the bar.
Solihull Moors were gifted an equaliser in the 30th minute. The Terras were playing the ball around the back line towards Ethan Ross. The goalkeeper attempted to alleviate the danger but his clearance was closed down by Kyle Hudlin. The 20 year old striker backed into Ross, colliding with the goalkeeper and leaving him on the ground. Hudlin got up to tap the ball into the net. Terras players were claiming for a foul on their keeper but the goal was given.
With that the game turned on its head, and now, the Moors looked like the side on the front foot. Justin Donowa cut in from the left wing and made his way to the edge of the box before letting fire a shot which whistled just over.
Solihull then had another chance to take the lead. A free kick from the far side was played into the area, beating Weymouth’s defensive high line. Donowa nodded the ball down and squared it across the face of goal. Tyrone Williams was perfectly positioned and poked the ball goal bound. However, Ross matched the shot excellently, smothering the ball.
Weymouth were lucky to go into half time level. Maycock threaded the ball through to Addai, who appeared offside, through on goal. The striker was one on one, curving it past the onrushing Ross and over the bar.
Addai was involved in the Moors first real chance of the second half. The number 30 received the ball in the right of the area. He danced past one Terras defender before attempting a shot with his left. The ball was always rising over the bar.
The momentum was with the home side and they were through again. Maycock played a ball through to Hudlin. The 6’9 striker took the ball on before striking but Ross came off his line to make the save, the ball ricocheted off Ross’ outstretched left leg and went over the bar.
Solihull completed the comeback in the 63rd minute, snatching the lead. Cranston crossed the ball in from the left following a run down the wing. The ball was met by Adam Rooney at the back post. The header bounced down before hitting Ross and deflecting off the inside of the left post before going in.
Maycock came close to a third for Solihull minutes later. Addai played the ball to Maycock in the penalty area. The midfielder struck the ball across goal but a Terras defender put himself in the way to see the ball dink over the cross bar.
The last 20 minutes were a tight affair. Weymouth were applying the pressure but the majority of crosses were collected by the Moors’ keeper or cleared away.
They had one final opportunity in the 93rd minute when Shields was stood over a free kick from the left side. The winger swung the ball in with his right which was cleared away before being played in again. The ball fell to Shields but his volleyed attempt was blocked and cleared.
With that, the referee blew the final whistle. The Terras will look to bounce back against Altrincham on Saturday afternoon.
Solihull: Boot, Williams, Cranston, Storer, Maycock, Piggott, Ball, Donawa, Hudlin (Rooney 56), Addai (Archer 86), Thompson.
Subs not used: Gleeson, Hancox, Cameron.
Terras: Ross, Camp, McCarthy, McQuoid, Leslie-Smith (Worman 74), Robinson (Murray 88), Brooks (Fonkeu 74), Dallas, Mensah, Harfield, Shields.
Subs not used: Benfield, Ngalo.
Referee: Simon Mather