FOOTBALL - Moors Women come from behind to beat Sporting Khalsa - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors Women come from behind to beat Sporting Khalsa

Solihull Editorial 24th Jan, 2023 Updated: 24th Jan, 2023   0

ABBIE Bourton’s debut goal proved decisive as Solihull Moors Women came from behind to beat Sporting Khalsa 4-2 and secure a second successive league victory.

Bourton’s fortuitous goal ultimately clinched the points for Moors with Jess Howard, Zoe Creaney and Becky Knight all on target at Davisons Law Arena.

The result means Moors now sit second in the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands table, seven points behind leaders Stourbridge with a game in hand.

Moors made the worst possible start when Olivia Woolston tapped home Beth Gallagher’s low cross at the back post to give Khalsa the lead.

However, Solihull equalised on 12 minutes when Howard slammed the ball home against her former club from Tiana Russell-Cartwright’s square ball after she used her blistering pace to beat two defenders.

And Moors completed the turnaround early in the second period when Creaney powered home a header into the bottom corner.

The home side were let off the hook when goalkeeper Harley Savage brought down a Khalsa striker on the edge of the penalty area with the referee only brandishing a yellow card.

And Solihull made the most of that reprieve to pull away from their opponents as debutant Bourton’s cross-cum-shot found the bottom corner via the aid of the post.

Moors sealed the win when Knight showed great composure to round the goalkeeper and tap into an empty net before Khalsa grabbed a late consolation through Gallagher

Solihull are next in action away at Doncaster Rovers Belles on Sunday, January 29 with kick-off at 2pm at Moorends Miners Welfare.


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