Solihull Moors 2 AFC Fylde 1
JUST five weeks after Northern Premier hopefuls AFC Fylde dumped Solihull out of the FA Cup 4 -1, Solihull were given an unexpected chance to put matters right in the third round of the FA Trophy.
As the two teams got to grips it was Moors who had the better of the opening stages and Bogle was unlucky to head wide on 11 minutes.
Five minutes later Darryl Knights put Junior English through, but the marksman was off target. Then, in Fylde’s first attack, Allen’s cross wasn’t picked up in the box, allowing Winter to score an easy header for 1-0.
The visitor’s lead was, however, short-lived as from the re-start. A Dior Angus cross had their defence in all manner of trouble with both Knights and Bogle having shots cleared off the line before Bogle side-footed in the equaliser within a minute of Moors conceding.
Three minutes later the home team was back on the attack; Kennah Rosser’s throw was helped on by Reece Fleet, but the ball was only cleared as far as Bogle who drilled a precision shot into the left hand corner for Moors second goal.
With five minutes to half time Fylde had three corners in quick succession before a foul in the six yard box enabled Solihull to clear and go in one up.
From the start of the second period Solihull were rampant, Bogle putting English through for a one on one with Hinchcliffe producing a terrific save.
Dior Angus was calling the shots down the right flank dazzling the Fylde defence. His cross on 23 minutes to Knights looked on its way for number 3 but again Hinchcliffe was magnificent.
In between Singh pulled off what might have been the save of the season had it not been adjudged off side. The defence was outstanding and Solihull were unstoppable.
The only disappointment was that the lowest Saturday gate of the season turned up for a match that was memorable for all the right reasons.