Match Report - Solihull Moors v Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town suffered a huge defeat at Damson Park this afternoon as they were beaten 5-1 by Solihull Moors in a game where Yeovil were second best for most of the game. Justin Donawa gave the home side the lead mid-way into the first half but Rhys Murphy levelled the scores early in the first half. It didn't last long though and Yeovil soon found themselves 3-1 behind thanks to another goal from Justin Donawa and Kyle Hudlin. James Ball then added a fourth late on and Justin Donawa completed his hat trick in injury time.

Darren Sarll made one change to the starting line up that beat Boreham Wood last weekend. Rhys Murphy regained his place in the starting XI as Josh Neufville dropped to the bench.

Yeovil lined up in a 4-4-2 formation with Carl Dickinson, Luke Wilkinson, Billy Sass-Davies and Michael Kelly in front of Adam Smith. Jimmy Smith, Tom Knowles, Matt Worthington and Albi Skendi made up the midfield while Reuben Reid and Rhys Murphy lead the attack.

On the bench was Max Hunt, Charlie Lee, Josh Neufville, Joe Quigley and Chris Dagnall.

Solihull kicked off towards the away terrace.

The opening 10 minutes were tame as neither side were looking threatening and most of the game was played in midfield but Solihull were growing into the game as it progressed.

Yeovil survived a scare on 15 minutes as a shot from James Ball from the edge of the area almost caught out Adam Smith as the shot rebouned back off the post when Adam Smith wasn't really in position to make the save and he got away with it.

Two minutes later Solihull did have the ball in the net but it was ruled out for a foul on Adam Smith.

Solihull continued to press Yeovil and they won the first corner of the game on 24 minutes after a good team move allowed Kyle Hudlin to charge forward and unleash a shot which was deflected wide. Jordan Cranston took the corner on the right hand side and crossed the ball to the far post to Justin Donawa who's powerful header found the back of the net to give the home side the lead.

After the goal Yeovil made their first substitution as Luke Wilkinson was replaced by Max Hunt.

On 27 minutes Solihull won their second corner as Adam Smith had to tip a shot around the post. Jordan Cranston takes on the right but the cross was punched clear by Adam Smith and the danger was gone.

Yeovil won their first corner on 30 minutes on the right hand side taken which was taken by Michael Kelly but the corner failed to beat the first man and Solihull could clear with ease.

The rest of the half was similar to the opening 10 minutes where the game was fairly tame but Yeovil were still second best and couldn't put their opponents under any pressure.

1 minute of added time was added at the end of the half and Yeovil had work to do in the second half if they were to take something from this game.

Half Time: Solihull Moors 1-0 Yeovil Town

Yeovil made a substitution at half time as Jimmy Smith was replaced by Josh Neufville.

Yeovil made a lively start to the second half as their play was much more effective than it had been in the first half.

Yeovil levelled the game on 54 minutes as Rhys Murphy ran onto a loose ball that was intended to be played back to the keeper but Murphy was able to run onto the ball and poke the ball past Ryan Boot. The goal was initially ruled out for offside but after a short chat between the linesman and the referee the goal rightly stood.

Just two minutes later though Yeovil almost fell behind again as Justin Donawa unleashed a shot from 25 yards out which crashed off the post and away from danger.

On 57 minutes Solihull did regain their lead as a long throw from Ben Usher-Shipway was flicked on to Justin Donawa who took a touch and slotted past Adam Smith.

On 61 minutes Solihull made it 3-1 as Adam Smith punched the ball clear but it was put back into the box by Joe Sbarra to Kyle Hudlin who's header looped over Adam Smith who came out to try and collect the ball but got caught in no-mans-land.

Solihull continued to press Yeovil and won another corner on 66 minutes but before it was taken Yeovil made their final substitution as Tom Knowles was replaced by Charlie Lee. The corner was taken short to James Ball who flicked it onto Jordan Cranston but his shot was skied over the bar.

Yeovil then had a corner of their own shortly after on the left and was crossed into Max Hunt but Solihull cleared the ball away.

Yeovil were struggling to get any sort of foothold in the game and Solihull were continuing to play the better football and at 3-1 already had the points wrapped up.

On 82 minutes Solihull added a fourth goal as the ball was played out to James Ball on the left hand side who timed his run perfectly shot past Adam Smith who could do nothing to stop the shot.

Solihull then made two substitutions in quick succession as James Ball was replaced by Mitch Hancox on 64 minutes and then two minutes later Kyle Hudlin was replaced by Adam Rooney.

Four minutes of time was added on and on 91 minutes Juston Donawa completed his hat-trick as he ran towards the Yeovil goal and unleashed a powerful shot past Adam Smith to cap off a miserable afternoon for Yeovil Town.

Solihull made their final substitution on 92 minutes as Joe Sbarra was replaced by Cameron Archer.

Full Time: Solihull Moors 5-1 Yeovil Town

Apart from the first 10 minutes or so of the second half Yeovil were second best throughout this game and the score line reflected that. With the two clubs being starting the game level on points and one place apart in the league a closely fought tie was expected but instead Solihull were the far better side on the day and Yeovil know that they will have to be much better than they were today when Solihull come to Huish Park for the reverse fixture in three days time.

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Solihull Moors

1 - Ryan Boot, 3 - Jordan Cranston, 4 - Kyle Storer, 7 - Joe Sbarra (replaced by 25 - Cameron Archer, 15 - Callum Maycock, 16 - Rhys McNally, 17 - Jordan Piggott, 18 - James Ball (replaced by 25 - Cameron Archer on 92 minutes), 21 - Ben Usher-Shipway, 26 - Justin Donawa, 27 - Kyle Hudlin (replaced by 9 - Adam Rooney on 85 minutes)

Substitutes

9 - Adam Rooney, 12 - Cameron Coxe, 24 - Mitch Hancox, 25 - Cameron Archer, 31 - Jordan Thompson

Kit

Outfield - Yellow Shirt with Blue Sleeves, Blue Shorts, Yellow and Blue Socks
Goalkeeper - Purple

Yeovil Town

1 - Adam Smith, 3 - Carl Dickinson, 6 - Luke Wilkinson (replaced by 26 - Max Hunt on 26 minutes), 35 - Billy Sass-Davies, 14 - Michael Kelly, 10 - Jimmy Smith (replaced by 24 - Josh Neufville on 46 minutes), 21 - Tom Knowles (replaced by 22 - Charlie Lee on 66 minutes), 7 - Matt Worthington, 18 - Albi Skendi, 33 - Reuben Reid, 9 - Rhys Murphy,

Substitutes

26 - Max Hunt, 22 - Charlie Lee, 24 - Josh Neufville, 19 - Joe Quigley, 34 - Chris Dagnall

Kit

Outfield- White shirts, White Shorts with Green Stripe, White Socks with Green Hoop
Goalkeeper - Tangerine

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GD
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38
+29
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72

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38
+36
71

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62

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35
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54

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37
-2
52

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+7
49

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49

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+2
48

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-4
48

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-5
48

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38
-14
42

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36

19
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33

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37
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32

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29

22
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