Northampton Town Community Trust Waking Football Tournament

Northampton Town Football Club and Northampton Town Community Trust recently played host to their much-anticipated annual walking football tournament at the iconic Sixfields Stadium. Amidst the fervour and camaraderie, Solihull Moors proudly stood among six teams competing in the over 50's category, joining the ranks alongside Chelsea FC, local contenders Northampton Town and Moulton Masters, and other esteemed teams including Cheshunt WFC, and Norwich Soca Seniors.

Marking a significant date in the calendar, this prestigious tournament unfolded its excitement on Monday, 13th May, drawing players and spectators alike to witness the grace and skill of seasoned athletes on the field. As Solihull Moors reflects on their participation, they extend their heartfelt gratitude to all those who played a part in organising and attending this grand event. With eager anticipation, we eagerly anticipate the prospect of returning to the pitch next year, eager to continue our journey and forge new memories.

For a closer look at the thrilling matches and standout moments, delve into the match reports provided below 👇🏻 

Solihull Moors 1 Moulton Masters 0

Monday 13th May, 2024
11:15 Kick-Off

In their tournament opener, Solihull Moors secured a hard-fought victory over Moulton Masters with a narrow 1-0 win. The decisive moment came when Paul Clarke's keen eye spotted Eddie Taylor's run down the flank, delivering a pinpoint pass that Taylor confidently dispatched into the net. Clarke, eager to extend the lead, found himself with a golden opportunity but unfortunately, his effort sailed wide of the mark. Nonetheless, Solihull Moors' solid defensive display ensured their slender lead held firm, clinching a vital three points to kickstart their campaign on a positive note.

Solihull Moors 0 Cheshunt WFC 1

Monday 13th May, 2024
11:30 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of the formidable Cheshunt team in a closely contested match. Despite their best efforts, Solihull Moors were unable to breach Cheshunt's solid defense, with Cheshunt ultimately finding the breakthrough to secure the victory. Despite the loss, Solihull Moors showed resilience and determination, setting the stage for a highly anticipated rematch in the semi-final stage of the tournament. With both teams eyeing redemption, the stage is set for another thrilling encounter as Solihull Moors seek to avenge their earlier defeat and advance to the final.

Solihull Moors 0 Norwich Soca Seniors 1

Monday 13th May, 2024
12:15 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors faced another setback as they were edged out 1-0 by Norwich Soca Seniors in a tightly contested match. With consecutive narrow defeats, Solihull Moors found themselves under increasing pressure to secure points in their remaining two fixtures. Despite a valiant effort, they were unable to find the back of the net against a resolute Norwich defense, leaving them with a sense of urgency to turn their fortunes around in the upcoming matches. With their tournament hopes hanging in the balance, Solihull Moors must regroup and summon their best performances to salvage their campaign.

Solihull Moors 0 Northampton Town 0

Monday 13th May, 2024
13:15 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors and Northampton Town battled to a goalless draw in a tightly contested encounter where opportunities were scarce. Both teams struggled to break through each other's defences, resulting in a match with few clear-cut chances. The closest opportunity fell to Paul Clarke of Solihull Moors, who found himself with a golden chance to break the deadlock, only to be denied by a superb save from the Northampton Town goalkeeper. Despite the stalemate, both sides displayed resilience and defensive solidity, ensuring that neither team could claim victory. Solihull Moors will look to build upon this hard-earned point as they continue their quest for success in the tournament.

Solihull Moors 1 Chelsea FC 0

Monday 13th May, 2024
13:45 Kick-Off

In a must-win encounter, Solihull Moors rose to the occasion with a crucial 1-0 victory over Chelsea, keeping their semi-final hopes alive. The decisive moment arrived when Bill Tiwana delivered a sublime pass to Steve Shorrock, who displayed composure and precision to slot the ball past the Chelsea goalkeeper. With their backs against the wall, Solihull Moors produced a determined performance, showcasing their resilience and determination to secure the win. With this vital victory, Solihull Moors clinched their spot in the semi-final, setting the stage for a thrilling showdown as they continue their quest for tournament glory.

Solihull Moors 1 Cheshunt WFC 2

Monday 13th May, 2024
14:15 Kick-Off

Solihull Moors kicked off the semi-final stage with a thrilling 1-1 draw against the formidable Cheshunt side in a highly anticipated showdown. Cheshunt drew first blood with an early goal, but Solihull Moors fought back valiantly, equalising through a clinical finish by Steve Shorrock, following a well-crafted build-up orchestrated by Brendan Maxwell. As the tension mounted, both teams pushed for a decisive goal in regular time, but to no avail, leading the match into extra time. In a moment of brilliance, the Cheshunt striker, hailed as the standout player of the tournament, showcased his skill and determination by dribbling past three defenders to secure a dramatic 2-1 victory for Cheshunt. Despite the heartbreak for Solihull Moors, it was undeniably a great game filled with intensity and excitement, showcasing the competitive spirit of both teams.

Tournament Summary 

The tournament at Northampton Town, in collaboration with Northampton Town Community Trust, was a resounding success, with a fantastic day of football enjoyed by all. Solihull Moors extends heartfelt gratitude to the organisers for orchestrating a memorable event.

A special acknowledgment is due to David Platts, who admirably filled in as goalkeeper at the last minute, demonstrating true sportsmanship and dedication to the team. Solihull Moors looks forward to the possibility of returning next season, eager to once again be part of such a wonderful occasion.

A selection of Photo's can be see below:

⚽️ Exciting news! Solihull Moors Walking Football Club is gearing up for the big tournament at Fulham FC Training Ground, Motspur Park on June 1st.  ⚽️🏆

Match reports will be available after the event.