20th Jan, 2019

AFC Solihull in seventh heaven

Solihull Editorial 13th Dec, 2018

AFC SOLIHULL recorded their seventh straight league victory with a narrow 2-1 success over Inkberrow.

Solihull took the lead after 15 minutes when some great play between Andy Matthews and Jon Hamer led to the latter slotting home from inside the area.

A hamstring injury for Tom Furness meant youngster Ben Whitmarsh was brought into action but, despite the enforced substitution, Solihull made it to the interval with their lead still intact.

Solihull were playing against the wind in the second half and missed a key chance for 2-0 when Hamer’s effort was well saved by the Inkberrow goalkeeper.

Despite the increased tempo, Solihull found themselves on level terms with just five minutes remaining when skipper Stephen Mason diverted a cross into his own net off the underside of the crossbar.

However, deep into stoppage time Solihull were awarded a penalty after Hamer was brought down by the Inkberrow keeper.

Hamer stepped up and confidently stroked the ball into the bottom corner to give Solihull a valuable three points to keep them top of Midland League Three.

Solihull play host to AFC Church on Saturday (2pm).

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