22nd May, 2019

Students prove a match for AFC Solihull in stalemate

Ben Tyler 4th Mar, 2019

AFC Solihull had to settle for a point in their hunt for the MFL Division 3 title after a 0-0 stalemate at home to WLV Sport.

The stubborn University side were much improved coming into the game, having only lost one of their previous six, and backed up that run with another solid performance against the promotion chasers.

Solihull looked to attack from the first whistle and tested the Wolves keeper inside the first minute, Cam Knight forcing a stop with a long-range strike.

The hosts worked their set-pieces well, but were lacking in the composure to put away their chances.

Jon Hamer had a one-on-one saved, whilst Andy Matthews diverted a header wide from a first-half corner.

AFC remained camped in the Wolverhampton half, having a Matthews half-volley directly from a corner cleared off the line by a defender.

Substitute Joel Hughes looked to offer the solution to Solihull’s problems in front of goal, who also threw centre-back Stephen Mason into the forward line as an additional striker, but their efforts would prove fruitless when a goal did not arrive.

Failure to win on Saturday coupled with a win for Inkberrow moves them above Solihull to the top of the table – who are off the summit for the first time since October.

Having four games in hand on their rivals does bode well for their chances of silverware come the season end, but will look ahead to their next fixture at home to sixth-placed Coventrians.

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