Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00

Buy tickets
-
15 July 2017 Venue Damson Park Attendance Referee Chris Sarginson

Kick off 15:00

Solihull Moors
3 - 2
FT
Walsall FC

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now

Lineup will be displayed here shortly before the game

Advertisement block

-

Commentary to begin soon

There are currently no key moments to display.

Are you sure you want to delete this event?

Delete Cancel

Advertisement block

Sky Bet Widget

Match Reports

Solihull Moors 3-2 Walsall

15 July 2017

The Saddlers’ first public pre-season friendly of the summer ended in defeat against Solihull Moors.

Maz Kouhyar’s early drive put Walsall in front but two goals in seven second-half minutes from Jermaine Hylton turned the match on its head.

A Joe Edwards thunderbolt levelled matters, only for Joel Kettle to bundle home a late winner for Solihull five minutes from time.

It didn’t take long for the first goal to arrive, Maz Kouhyar drilling the Saddlers in front on three minutes with a low left-footed drive after a slick counter-attack.

Simeon Jackson went close with a 17th-minute strike which Moors keeper Nathan Vaughan parried, before Tobias Hayles-Docherty sliced wide from a tricky angle.

Solihull’s first notable chance came just before the half-hour as Jermaine Hylton lashed wide from a difficult position.

Having grown into the contest, the National League side threatened again on the stroke of half-time when Jack Edwards headed a corner straight at Liam Roberts.

With a completely different XI, Walsall made an encouraging start to the second half.

First, Joe Edwards volleyed off target from an Amadou Bakayoko knock-down before Jordon Sangha curled marginally over after good play from new-boy Nicky Devlin.

But against the run of play, Solihull equalised on 54 minutes.

Jack Edwards’ flicked header from a long throw bounced down off the bar, with Hylton on hand to nod home the rebound from close range.

Seven minutes later and the Moors were ahead, Hylton capitalising on a short Sangha back pass to round Mark Gillespie and fire in his second of the afternoon.

The Saddlers restored parity with nine minutes left, Joe Edwards hammering a fierce half-volley into the roof of the net from a Cameron Peters knock-down.

But the scores didn’t stay level for long, as Joel Kettle diverted a low free-kick into the net to give Solihull victory five minutes from time.

 

First-half team: L Roberts, Kinsella, Preston, Guthrie, Leahy, Kouhyar, Chambers, Cuvelier, Jackson, Hayles-Docherty, Oztumer.

Second-half team: Gillespie, Devlin, K Roberts, Vann, Cockerill-Mollett, Sangha, Flanagan, Edwards, Morris, Bakayoko, Peters.

 

Attendance: 647

Advertisement block

Advertisement block