Birmingham County Walking Football League Over 57’s Premier League

Solihull Moors 1 Coleshill Strollers 2

Sunday 3rd March, 2024
2:30 Kick-Off  

Solihull Moors Over 57s faced off against league leaders Coleshill Strollers Over 57s in what promised to be an intense battle. The match lived up to expectations as both sides displayed grit and determination from the first whistle to the last.

Coleshill Strollers wasted no time asserting their dominance, launching into the game with an early burst of energy that saw them carve out opportunities. Their efforts were rewarded with a well-crafted team goal, putting them ahead on the scoreboard and setting the tone for the match.

However, Solihull Moors quickly regrouped and tightened up their defense, frustrating their opponents and gradually finding their rhythm in the game. As the half progressed, they began to assert themselves more in attack, creating chances of their own.

A moment of excitement came when Brendan Maxwell thought he had equalised for Moors with a powerful strike from a quick free-kick, only for the referee to controversially bring play back. Nevertheless, Moors' persistence paid off when Brendan Mulcahy found the back of the net with a well-taken goal, leveling the score and injecting new life into the match.

With the momentum shifting in their favour, Moors continued to press forward, with Mulcahy coming close to capitalising on a defensive error only to be denied by a last-ditch recovery from his opponent. Despite their efforts, they were unable to find a breakthrough before halftime, heading into the break with the score tied at 1-1.

The second half saw a more open game, with both teams trading attacks in search of a crucial goal. Unfortunately for Solihull Moors, they were caught off guard early in the half, as Coleshill Strollers' center forward found space to fire a precise shot past the goalkeeper and restore their lead.

Despite their best efforts to claw their way back into the game, Moors struggled to break down a resilient Coleshill defense, who remained organised and posed a threat on the counter-attack. Moors came close to equalising on several occasions, with one effort striking the crossbar, but luck was not on their side as the final whistle blew with the scoreline reading 2-1 in favour of Coleshill.

Although disappointed with the result, Solihull Moors Over 57s can take pride in their performance against the league champions, having pushed them all the way in a closely contested match. As they look ahead to their final game against Birmingham WFC, they will be eager to end the season on a high note and build on the positives from this encounter.

Birmingham County Walking Football League Over 57’s Premier League

Solihull Moors 9 Wilnecote Strollers 0

Sunday 28th January, 2024
2:30 Kick-Off 

Wilnecote faced a formidable challenge today as the Moors claimed a resounding victory with a commanding 9-0 triumph. The spirited display by Wilnecote, particularly in the face of the relentless Moors onslaught, deserves commendation.

The Moors showcased their prowess with some exceptionally slick passing that repeatedly carved open the Wilnecote defence, leading to multiple scoring opportunities. The first half concluded with a dominant Moors lead of 5-0, highlighting their dominance on the field.

The second half mirrored the first, with the Moors maintaining their relentless attack. The return of Steve Shorrock to the Moors' lineup after recovering from injury was a notable highlight. Shorrock made a significant impact by contributing a well-taken brace to the team's tally.

Brendan Mulcahy also played a pivotal role in Moors' success, securing four impressive goals. Additionally, Brendan Maxwell and Dan Deery each chipped in with two and one well-taken goals, respectively, completing the comprehensive rout of Wilnecote.

The Moors' performance showcased not only individual brilliance but also effective teamwork, marking a memorable day for the team.

Birmingham County Walking Football League Over 57’s Premier League

Solihull Moors 3 Shrewsbury 99'ers 0

Sunday 13th January, 2024
2:30 Kick-Off 

Solihull Moors secured a commanding 3-0 victory over a Shrewsbury side grappling with injuries. The match was characterised by an assertive display, marked by precise passing, controlled movement, and effective link-up play that gradually wore down Shrewsbury's resilient defence.

The first half saw Moors taking the lead with a goal from Brendan Maxwell. Despite a stubborn Shrewsbury defence and some notable saves from their goalkeeper, Solihull maintained dominance, ending the first half with a 1-0 advantage.

The second half unfolded in a similar fashion, with Solihull Moors continuing their strategic approach, resulting in two additional goals from Billy Stokes and Brendan Mulcahy. Shrewsbury, showing spirit, managed to force a late penalty, but a great stop from goalkeeper Phil Duffy preserved Moors' clean sheet.

The return of Karl Insley to the ranks, coupled with Captain Dan Deery’s influential leadership, contributed to a solid team performance. The well-deserved 3-0 victory showcased not only the prowess of individual goal-scorers but also the collective strength of the entire team.