Birmingham County Walking Football Invitational Cup

Solihull Moors Walkers 2 Atherstone 3

Sunday 25th February, 2024
3:30 Kick-Off

In a thrilling encounter, Solihull Moors Walkers delivered an early blow to League Champions Atherstone, stunning them with a commanding first-half performance. The match ended in heartbreak for Solihull as Atherstone staged a dramatic comeback to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

The game kicked off with Solihull Moors Walkers immediately asserting their dominance, taking Atherstone by surprise with two well-executed goals in the first half. Floyd Beckett and Paul Clarke were the heroes of the moment, expertly capitalising on opportunities created by Chris Briggs to give Solihull a comfortable 2-0 lead heading into halftime.

Despite a chance to extend their lead further before the break, Solihull was unable to capitalise, allowing Atherstone a momentary reprieve. However, the second half saw a dramatic shift in momentum as Atherstone capitalised on two crucial mistakes from Solihull in the early minutes.

With the game finely poised at 2-2, both sides displayed excellent football, creating chances and showcasing their skills. However, just as it seemed the match was destined for a thrilling draw, Solihull suffered a devastating blow in the final moments. A third mistake proved costly as Atherstone seized the opportunity and clinched victory with a late goal, ending the match with a scoreline of 3-2 in their favour.

Despite the heartbreaking defeat, Solihull Moors Walkers can hold their heads high, particularly for their stellar performance in the first half. Being moments away from potentially deciding the match in a penalty shootout is a testament to the team's resilience and determination.

As they reflect on the match, Solihull will undoubtedly find plenty of positives to build on for the future. The team showed great potential and demonstrated their ability to compete against top-tier opposition. With valuable lessons learned from this experience, Solihull Moors Walkers will look to harness their strengths and make a stronger push for success in the seasons to come.

Birmingham County Walking Football League Championship 

Solihull Moors Walkers 0 Wilnecote 1

Sunday 10th December, 2023
3:30 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors and Wilnecote engaged in a thrilling and closely contested match. Wilnecote scored the only goal, capitalising on a cross-field pass from Solihull. Both teams showcased solid defensive performances, resulting in limited scoring opportunities.

In the latter stages, Clarkey stole the ball from a defender, unleashing a powerful shot that was expertly saved by the goalkeeper, who required a brief recovery from the impact.

Solihull might feel they deserved a draw, having conceded a goal and narrowly missed a late chance.

There's promise for Solihull as they exhibit glimpses of a strong team, with potential for improvement in delivering a more precise final ball.

Birmingham County Walking Football League Championship 

Solihull Moors Walkers 3 Halfway 1

Sunday 26th November, 2023
4:30 Kick-Off

The match started slowly for us, but an early breakthrough occurred as Steve Judd capitalised on a short cross-field pass, securing the lead with a first-time shot. Despite facing a robust opponent, the equaliser, justly earned based on the overall play, Halfway levelled the score. A potential lead was narrowly missed when Clarkey’s strike hit the bar. Floyd Beckett's spectacular free-kick before halftime reinstated our advantage at 2-1. The second half showcased our dominance, with moments of exceptional ball control. The crucial third goal arrived with an impressive top-bins finish by Chris Briggs. A well-earned victory over a physically imposing side marked a satisfying outcome.

Walkers are now handily placed in fourth position going into our next match against an in form Worcester City Strollers.