Match report

Solihull Borough 2 - 1 Tiverton Town

   Wednesday 29/09/1999   Southern League First Division
Nigel Davis

Tivvy´s first excursion up the M5 this season proved fruitless after this disappointing result. To make matters worse we picked up yet another injury‚ this time it was Mickey Fallon´s turn to add his name to the growing list of injured defenders.
On a wet and muddy pitch that was not condusive to flowing football Tivvy looked the most likely to score in a scrappy first half. The second half continued in similar vein until the deadlock was broken in the 66th minute by Richard Pears. A move down the left saw the ball crossed into the middle which was cleared only as far as Scott Rogers who lobbed it forward. Richard Pears controlled excellently before slotting past Rowe in the Boro´ goal.
The goal seemed to spur on Solihull‚ as they stepped up the pressure on our disjointed defense due to the absense of Mickey Fallon‚ and it came as no surprise when they grabbed the equaliser. Following a corner (which Solihull may have thought should have been a penalty) the ball ricocheted around the area before Solihull´s Andy Penny shot through a crowd of legs to score. Boro´ continued to press forward and were rewarded in the 77th minute when a speculative shot from Chris Smith hit Paul Edwards´ left post before rebounding onto his right post and into the goal.
Line up: Edwards‚ Fallon‚ Saunders‚ Tatterton‚ Smith‚ Rogers‚ Nancekivell‚ Pears‚ Ovens‚ Daly‚ Richardson.
Subs: Tallon (Fallon 50)‚ Everett (Tallon 81)‚

This report ©1999 Nigel Davis

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