AFC Solihull continue fine start with victory over Leamington Hibernian - The Solihull Observer

AFC Solihull continue fine start with victory over Leamington Hibernian

Solihull Editorial 12th Oct, 2018   0

AFC SOLIHULL continued their excellent start to the Midland League Division Three season with a 3-1 victory at home against Leamington Hibernian.

The result moved Solihull into the promotion places.

Like last week, Solihull started slowly and in the opening stages Leamington played some good football beyond what their league position would suggest.

With little chances or goalmouth action, Solihull then stepped up a gear on the half-hour mark.

First Andy Matthews saw a shot deflected just wide then Ste Mason saw a header from the resulting corner crash against the crossbar all within the space of two minutes.

More chances followed and the breakthrough came just before the half-time whistle.

Keeper Mark Fitzsimmons’ long free kick found Matthews who flicked a header backwards and straight into goal.

If that goal right before half-time dampened Leamington’s spirit then a goal two minutes into the second half finished them off.

Mark Morton’s pull back from the left found Elliot Price who fired home to make it 2-0.

Ten minutes later the goalscorer turned provider as Price’s cross found Matthews in the six-yard box who made no mistake.

Matthews now finding his form from last season with four goals in his last three outings.

The rest of the game panned out mostly uneventfully but there was time for a late consolation for Leamington, Jordan Featherstone with a good half volley finish from the edge of the area to take the clean sheet away from Solihull.

Solihull make the trip to Fairfield Villa tomorrow (Saturday) in the Les James Challenge Cup.


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