FOOTBALL - Moors romp to comfortable win at Maidenhead - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors romp to comfortable win at Maidenhead

Solihull Editorial 13th Dec, 2021 Updated: 15th Dec, 2021   0

SOLIHULL Moors eased to a 4-0 win away at Maidenhead United as Joe Sbarra scored for the third game in a row to send Moors back into the play-off positions.


Sbarra opened the scoring on 12 minutes before Harry Boyes netted his first goal for the club five minutes before half-time.


Jamey Osborne added a third goal in first-half injury-time before Justin Donawa wrapped up the points on 58 minutes to complete a comfortable win.


Victory for Moors lifts them back into the play-off places as they sit seventh in the National League table – just four points behind league leaders Chesterfield.


Neal Ardley’s side were at it from the first whistle at York Road when Sbarra’s shot came back off the post in the opening few minutes before Callum Maycock fired inches wide.


But Sbarra was not to be denied when he slotted home from close range on 12 minutes for his third goal in as many matches after Maidenhead failed to clear Boyes’ corner.


Despite Solihull’s dominance, Moors keeper Ryan Boot had to be alert to tip Charlee Adams’s long-range effort over the bar before Donawa went close at the other end.


And the visitors soon had their second when Boyes beautifully jinked his way past several Maidenhead defenders before producing a composed finish to open his Solihull account.


Ardley’s side quickly extended their lead when Osborne fizzed an effort into the bottom corner from 30-yards out right on the stroke of half-time.


Adam Rooney almost extended Moors lead after the break before Sbarra had an effort cleared off the line after Maycock beat the offside trap before squaring to the midfielder rather than going for goal himself.


But the away side would not have to wait long for their fourth goal as Donawa tapped home just before the hour mark after Ryan Barnett’s low effort was parried into his path.


That proved to be the last clear opening of the game as Solihull cruised to a comfortable win which marked their third straight victory in the league.


Next up for Solihull is a trip to Eastleigh on Tuesday, December 14 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Silverlake Stadium.

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