Match Report: Solihull Moors Over 60s vs. Harborough Hornets

WFA National Cup

The Solihull Moors Over 60s traveled to Market Harborough this afternoon to face the Harborough Hornets in the WFA National Cup. The team showcased a stellar performance, securing a 2-0 victory.

First Half

Solihull Moors took the lead in the first half through a well-placed goal by Brendan Mulcahy, putting the team 1-0 up at halftime. The early advantage set a positive tone for the match.

Second Half

Early in the second half, a brilliant piece of skill saw John McGinnell nutmeg the keeper to make it 2-0, sealing the final score. The team's defense remained solid, and our fill-in goalkeeper, Mickey O’Dwyer, delivered an outstanding performance, making crucial saves to preserve the clean sheet.

Management and Strategy

Excellent management decisions by John O’Dwyer were instrumental in the victory. He made great use of our substitutes, rotating them effectively in the second half to cope with the blistering heat. This strategic rotation kept the team fresh and maintained their competitive edge throughout the match.

A well-deserved win for Solihull Moors Over 60s as they progress further in the WFA National Cup.

WFA National Cup Over 60's 

Solihull Moors 4 Burntwood 0

Tuesday 30th April, 2024
19:00 Kick-Off

In a thrilling display of walking football, our team secured a resounding 4-0 victory. Brendan Mulcahy was in fine form, netting two goals, while Ricky Perry and John McGinnell each contributed with a goal, demonstrating our attacking prowess. From the opening whistle, we dominated proceedings, limiting our opponents to very little chances, although Dave Corser made a few crucial saves when called upon.

Despite their goalkeeper's heroics, including saving a penalty from Brendan Mulcahy just before halftime, we went into the break with a commanding 4-0 lead. The second half saw us focus on game management, particularly with three players walking a tightrope with two warnings each. Mick O'Dwyer's sin binning left us a man down for four minutes, but our adept keep-ball tactics and astute game management ensured we retained control of the match. 

Utilising the entire squad, everyone contributed significantly and gained valuable minutes on the pitch, showcasing our squad depth and cohesion. Overall, it was an excellent performance, marked by brilliant displays of walking football prowess, leaving us with a well-deserved victory.