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Moors supporters went home relieved that they are in the draw for the next round of the FA Cup after winning a ding-dong encounter at Mickleover Sports.

Moors supporters went home relieved that they are in the draw for the next round of the FA Cup after winning a ding-dong encounter at Mickleover Sports.

Mickleover started like an express train at Station Road and within fifteen minutes were two up when firstly Ashton and then Steadman ran through the defence slotting their efforts out of reach of Danny Crane’s outstretched hands.

Solihull pulled themselves together and just before the half hour they pulled one back through Alex Price firing home from 12 yards out following a pass from James McPike.

Within a minute of the restart Moors were on level terms when Greg Mills was brought down in the penalty area, who then stepped up and slotted the ball well out of reach of the ‘keeper’s right hand. Before half time two chances fell to John Douglas who was close to the woodwork on both occasions. Right on half time man of the match Danny Crane ran out of his area to the 25 yard mark and headed a ball into touch.

Six minutes after the restart Alex Price was bundled over in the penalty area and Solihull were awarded a second penalty by the referee. Greg Mills stepped up once again and fired home past the ‘keeper’s right hand to put Moors in front and bring his tally to three goals in two games. At this stage tempers started to fly and the referee was liberal with the use of his yellow card, however both sides calmed down and within quarter of an hour of going in front Solihull went further ahead. A free kick found the head of McPike whose effort was parried by the ‘keeper, but fortunately fell in the path of Douglas who had little difficulty in running the ball into the net for his first goal for Solihull.

The last ten minutes saw Sports put on the pressure bringing the best out of Danny Crane who made numerous glorious saves, but he couldn’t stop Tony Law from heading in at the far post two minutes from the end from a corner on the left.

 

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