Saturday, October 16, 2021

Lack of cutting edge again costs Hereford as Bulls bow out of FA Cup

Harry Pinchard Goes For Goal

SUBSTITUTE Danny Newton’s scrambled effort was enough for Solihull Moors to advance to the First Round of the FA Cup at the expense of a Hereford side who did everything but score.

Newtown pounced in the 78th minute after Jordan Wright had initially saved Joe Sbarra's low drive. The result was harsh on the Bulls, who played well. However, as has been the case throughout the season, a lack of a cutting edge up front ultimately cost them.

New loanee players Jaden Charles and Victor Sodeinde started on the bench for Josh Gowling's side, while James Vincent, Harry Pinchard and Miles Storey all started after being substituted for last week's game at Darlington.

Storey had a great opportunity to open the scoring in the 13th minute. However, after beating the offside trap, he blazed over.

At the other end, a slid by by Levi Andoh led to James Ball seeing his shot saved by Jordan Wright before Kyle Hudlin shot wide.

Harry Pinchard again looked lively for Hereford and he shot just wide in the 36th minute while Ollie Hulbert had a header saved.

Ollie Hulbert's Header Was Easily Saved

In an even half, Solihull had a couple of c
hances to open the scoring just before half time. First, Callum Maycock’s shot was well saved before Adam Rooney’s header hit the post.

Hereford started the second half well and should have scored in the 49th minute. However, Tom Owen-Evans somehow headed over from close range.

Harry Pinchard then went close nine minutes later when his fine shot produced a wonder save by Ryan Boot. However, despite dominating possession, Hereford were unable to test Boot on many more occasions.

And despite hardly having a foot in the game in the second half, Moors started to create chances. In the 71st minute, Sbarra beat the offside trap to set up Rooney, who shot just wide before they
took the lead seven minutes later.

Wright did well to save Joe Sbarra’s initial effort, but Newton’s follow-up was enough to sneak home. The goal knocked the stuffing out of Hereford and the Bulls were unable to force an equaliser to take the tie to a replay.

Hereford Players Look To The Linesman After Solihull Score

Hereford: Wright, Hodgkiss, Owen-Evans, Storey (Sodeinde 76), Andoh, Lloyd, Pollock, Vincent (Forsyth 76), Kouhyar, Hulbert (Smith 76), Pinchard.

Subs not used: Hancox, McLean, Liburd-Hines, Charles.