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Sedgemore screamer pleases Elmes

Solihull Moors 1 Walsall 0

Solihull Moors 1 Walsall 0

A late Jake Sedgemore goal gave Solihull Moors an eye-catching win over League One side Walsall in the Birmingham Senior Cup.

The former Burton Albion midfielder curled home a wonderful free kick after Darren Middleton was fouled just outside the area in the 88th minute.

Likeable assistant boss Rob Elmes was full of praise for his side after the impressive win which saw Walsall field five first-team players.

The former Moor Green marksman is no stranger to the competition after playing in the side that toppled Wolverhampton Wanderers in the final at the Molineux.

And thriving in his new role at Damson Park, Elmes paid tribute to new-boys Leon Kelly and Mark Gardner who got through their first 90 minutes for the club.

“There were lots of positives tonight and I was pleased with the way we performed,” he said.

“We had players missing like Liam Daly who was cup-tied but the lads who came in did well.

“Mike Tuohy slotted in well after a long spell out and Theo (Streete) was solid against two good forwards.

“Leon and Mark did well up front and it was good for them to get 90 minutes under their belt.

After going seven games unbeaten at home, Elmes admits that he would like to see his side string a decent run of results together away from Damson Park as well.

“We need to put a good run together because it is a bit stop-start at the moment,” he explained.

“We’ll get a win one week and then lose the next but we know where we have to improve.”

Elmes also stressed that the cup competitions were important as well as grinding out results in the league.

“We go into every game looking to win, and tonight was no different.

“Cup games create a good vibe because there is competition for places and everyone wants to play.

“When I was at Moor Green we went to the Molineux and beat Wolves so I like this competition, and see it as one that we can go on to win.”

Moors take on Durham City in the FA Trophy at Damson Park on Saturday.

To read the full report from Tuesday's game read the Solihull News on Friday.


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