FOOTBALL - Moors mount crazy comeback to beat Scunthorpe in seven-goal thriller - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors mount crazy comeback to beat Scunthorpe in seven-goal thriller

Solihull Editorial 23rd Aug, 2022 Updated: 24th Aug, 2022   0

ALEX Reid’s late goal completed a sensational comeback for Solihull Moors as Neal Ardley’s side came from three goals down to win 4-3 away at Scunthorpe United.

Moors looked set to lose their first league game this season after falling thee goals behind in the first half only for Jamey Osborne and Fiacre Kelleher to reduce the deficit before the break.

And the visitors eventually drew level on 85 minutes when Andrew Dallas scored an equaliser before Reid struck three minutes from time to complete the most unlikely of comebacks at Glanford Park.

The result means Moors sit third in the National League table, two points behind leaders Barnet, after four matches.

Solihull made a disastrous start as Joe Nuttall opened the scoring on 10 minutes with a deft lob over Louie Moulden after he latched onto a ball over the top.

And Scunthorpe soon had their second when Colin Daniel netted on 14 minutes with a first time finish into the bottom corner from Nuttall’s pass.

Despite Moors responding well, the home side trebled their lead on 36 minutes with a carbon copy of their first goal as Nuttall lobbed the advancing Moulden a second time from Jai Rowe’s over the top pass.

However, Moors reduced the deficit on 42 minutes when Osborne unleashed an unstoppable effort into the corner from 25-yards out.

And just two minutes later, Solihull were back in the contest as Kelleher powered home a header from a corner after Ben Coker’s free-kick was expertly tipped over the bar by Marcus Dewhurst.

A remarkable few minutes were almost capped off by Moors third goal of the half only for Dallas’s shot to cannon back off the woodwork and bounce to safety.

And Moors were dominant in the second half as Callum Whelan forced Dewhurst into a save low down to his left before the Sheffield United loanee then kept out Dallas from point blank range.

However, Dallas finally found the net with five minutes left to play as the Scot showed great composure to find the corner after receiving a through ball.

And substitute Reid struck just two minutes later to secure all three points with a fierce shot from the edge of the penalty area to leave the home crowd stunned.

Solihull are next in action at home to Dorking Wanderers on Saturday, August 27 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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