The FA Cup - First Round
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Hitchin Town 0-2 Solihull Moors

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FA Cup first round: Hitchin Town 0-2 Solihull Moors highlights

National League side Solihull Moors saw off seventh-tier Hitchin Town's bid to reach the FA Cup second round for the third time with two late goals.

Adi Yussuf converted from the penalty spot for Moors' opener after Jamie Osborne was brought down just inside the box by Noah Chesmain.

Danny Wright doubled the advantage for Tim Flowers' men soon after when he half-volleyed a strike across goal and in at the second attempt when Hitchin failed to clear a corner.

The Canaries' best chance of the game fell to Ezra Forde early in the second half when he got on the end of a through ball, but Solihull keeper Ryan Boot was quickly off his line to make the save at 0-0.

Hitchin centre-back Dan Webb also had a goal-bound header blocked by Solihull's Thomas Kwame from a corner.

Victory for Solihull takes them into the second round for only the second time.

But it took the side in the National League play-off places 72 minutes to break the deadlock against a team two divisions below them.

Wright had an effort from a well-worked Osborne corner cleared off the Hitchin goal line in the first half but their patience eventually paid off.

A capacity crowd at Top Field were unable to get Hitchin, who last reached the second round in 1995, over the line. They will now return to a relegation scrap in the Southern League Premier Central division, where they have won only once all season.

Line-ups

Hitchin Town

  • 1Johnson
  • 2Anderson
  • 5Webb
  • 6Ferrell
  • 3Chesmain
  • 8CainSubstituted forSmithat 87'minutes
  • 4SpringSubstituted forTalbotat 86'minutes
  • 7GreenBooked at 44mins
  • 11BickerstaffBooked at 45mins
  • 10Galliford
  • 9FordeSubstituted forCharlesat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Smith
  • 13Mollison
  • 14Charles
  • 15Belgrove
  • 16Burns
  • 17McCaffrey
  • 18Talbot

Solihull Moors

  • 1Boot
  • 2Williams
  • 5Daly
  • 6Gudger
  • 3Reckord
  • 7OsborneSubstituted forMurphyat 81'minutes
  • 4Storer
  • 8CarterBooked at 50minsSubstituted forMaxwellat 75'minutes
  • 14ThomasSubstituted forCarlineat 70'minutes
  • 19Wright
  • 9Yussuf

Substitutes

  • 12Carline
  • 15Flowers
  • 17Maxwell
  • 18Murphy
  • 22O'Keeffe
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
3,148

Match Stats

Home TeamHitchin TownAway TeamSolihull Moors
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home6
Away13
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hitchin Town 0, Solihull Moors 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hitchin Town 0, Solihull Moors 2.

Foul by Isaac Galliford (Hitchin Town).

Tyrone Williams (Solihull Moors) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Hitchin Town. Conceded by Liam Daly.

Attempt blocked. Noah Chesmain (Hitchin Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Liam Daly (Solihull Moors).

Isaac Galliford (Hitchin Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hitchin Town. Daniel Talbot replaces Matthew Spring.

Substitution

Substitution, Hitchin Town. Charlie Smith replaces Michael Cain.

Substitution

Substitution, Hitchin Town. Tremayne Charles replaces Ezra Forde.

Foul by Luke Maxwell (Solihull Moors).

Ezra Forde (Hitchin Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. Jordan Murphy replaces Jamey Osborne.

Corner, Solihull Moors. Conceded by Dan Webb.

Corner, Solihull Moors. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

Goal!

Goal! Hitchin Town 0, Solihull Moors 2. Daniel Wright (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Daniel Wright (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Solihull Moors. Conceded by Noah Chesmain.

Attempt missed. Jamey Osborne (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Noah Chesmain (Hitchin Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. Luke Maxwell replaces Darren Carter.

Dan Webb (Hitchin Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Solihull Moors).

Attempt missed. Jamey Osborne (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Hitchin Town 0, Solihull Moors 1. Adi Yussuf (Solihull Moors) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Solihull Moors. Jamey Osborne draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Noah Chesmain (Hitchin Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Solihull Moors. George Carline replaces Kwame Thomas.

Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Jamie Reckord (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Josh Bickerstaff (Hitchin Town).

Kwame Thomas (Solihull Moors) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jack Green (Hitchin Town).

Jamie Reckord (Solihull Moors) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kwame Thomas (Solihull Moors) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Jack Green (Hitchin Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high.

Attempt missed. Isaac Galliford (Hitchin Town) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Ezra Forde (Hitchin Town).

Jamie Reckord (Solihull Moors) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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