Solihull Moors 0 Alcester Town 2

Saturday 22nd June 2024 Kick-Off 11:00

Solihull Moors and Alcester Town squared off in a sun-soaked pre-season friendly in Solihull, with both teams showcasing their readiness for the upcoming campaign. In a game that saw Solihull players Paul Clarke and Martin Sibley temporarily donning Alcester colours as they prepare for the newly formed Worcester league, it was Alcester who emerged victorious.

Alcester Town took the lead midway through the first half. A well-worked free kick which led to a shot from Paul Clarke, intended to be a simple strike, took an unexpected turn when Alan Griffiths deftly redirected it into the bottom corner of the net, leaving Moors keeper Ian Southwell helpless.

The visitors doubled their advantage shortly after, capitalising on a momentary lapse in Solihull's defence. Alan Griffiths found space and fired a shot which was initially saved by Southwell. However, the rebound fell perfectly for Clarke, who made no mistake from distance with his left foot, sealing a 0-2 lead for Alcester.

Both teams exhibited moments of excellent play, with impressive movement and communication on display throughout the match. After the regular 60 minutes, an additional 30 minutes was played for fun, providing further entertainment.

In the extra time, Robert Jones of Alcester Town scored the standout goal of the game, a superb long-range finish into the bottom corner. The scoring was rounded off by Tim Tyler, who netted a well-taken goal for Solihull to cap off the afternoon.

Despite the friendly nature of the match, both teams can take positives from their performances. Ultimately, Alcester Town will be pleased to return to Warwickshire with a 0-2 victory, while Solihull Moors can be encouraged by their competitive display and moments of brilliance.

Both goalkeepers, Ian Southwell and David Platts, made excellent saves during the game.

Solihull Moors: Southwell, Hurrell, Tiwana, Morrison, Geddes, Coles, Judd, Tyler, Maloney, powers.

Alcester Town: Platts, Borriello, Jones, Brown, Kay, Sibley, Griffiths, Clarke.

Solihull Moors 🔴⚪️

Alcester Town 🔵⚫️

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity Friendly 

Solihull Moors WFC 3 Blackwood 2

Wednesday 19th December, 2023
19:00 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors Walking Football Club participated in their second friendly match in the space of four days, actively contributing to the ongoing fundraising campaign for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

In a hard-fought contest, Solihull Moors emerged victorious with a 3-2 win, showcasing notable goals from Paul Clarke (2) and Brendan Mulcahy. The team secured an early lead when Paul Clarke capitalised on some impressive build-up play down the left wing orchestrated by Bill Tiwana and Martin Geddes. Despite being pegged back to 1-1, Solihull Moors regained the lead as Brendan Mulcahy delivered an exceptional finish from distance. The opposition, Blackwood, once again equalised at 2-2, but a second-half goal from Paul Clarke, skillfully set up by Andy Powers, ultimately sealed the game at 3-2. Solihull's defence and midfield exhibited a determined performance to safeguard their lead.  Neil Coles was unlucky not to add a fourth goal with a powerful shot after some good work on the right wing.

The club's praiseworthy efforts have resulted in surpassing the £1,000 fundraising milestone for the charity, highlighting a remarkable collective commitment from the members and supporters alike.

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity Friendly 

Solihull Moors (Eng) 3 Solihull Moors (Ire) 1

Sunday 16th December, 2023
12:00 Kick-Off

A sizable crowd assembled for this noteworthy charity match, featuring a closely contested encounter. Peter Hurrell's England team managed to secure a 3-1 victory, with goals coming from Graham Liddiard, Mike Woodcraft, and Mahboob Hussaine. Edu Olguin responded with a goal for Keith Batty's Ireland team. However, the true victor of the day was Birmingham Children's Hospital, as an impressive £700 was raised during the event. Special appreciation goes to Ian Brennan for officiating the match.