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Solihull Moors 1-2 York City

Vadaine Oliver's first-half double gave York a crucial 2-1 victory in a relegation battle with free-falling Solihull, who slumped to their sixth successive National League defeat.

City forwards Jon Parkin and Oliver both had chances inside the first 10 minutes, but it was the latter who broke the deadlock after quarter of an hour.

Amari Morgan-Smith was fouled 30 yards out and Parkin's low free-kick struck the frame of the goal only for Oliver to tap into an empty net at the opposite post.

Oliver made it seven goals in 10 games in the 31st minute when he played a one-two with Asa Hall and curled the ball inside Nathan Baxter's left-hand post, but Harry White gave the Moors hope with a great 25-yard free-kick deep into first-half stoppage time.

Solihull should have equalised two minutes into the second half when White burst clear, but City keeper Scott Loach pushed his shot against the post, while George Carline also spurned a great chance to level from close range.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.


Solihull Moors

  • 24Baxter
  • 3FranklinBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSterling-Jamesat 79'minutes
  • 5Kettle
  • 14Maye
  • 9Brown
  • 8Byrne
  • 12GreenBooked at 62mins
  • 15SanusiSubstituted forSammonsat 67'minutes
  • 19White
  • 25Carline
  • 31NorteySubstituted forAfolayanat 67'minutes


  • 7Sammons
  • 13Acton
  • 17Afolayan
  • 22Sterling-James
  • 28Shade


  • 1Loach
  • 3Whittle
  • 8HeslopBooked at 87mins
  • 31Parkin
  • 17Hall
  • 9Morgan-Smith
  • 29Oliver
  • 33Newton
  • 35HolmesSubstituted forRooneyat 57'minutesBooked at 57mins
  • 36Parslow
  • 37Bencherif


  • 2Rooney
  • 12Connolly
  • 21Fenwick
  • 24Muggleton
  • 34Moke
Scott Oldham

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Solihull Moors 1, York City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Solihull Moors 1, York City 2.

  3. Booking

    Simon Heslop (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Omari Sterling-James replaces Connor Franklin.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Ashley Sammons replaces Hafeez Sanusi.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Solihull Moors. Oladapo Afolayan replaces Nortei Nortey.

  7. Booking

    Kristian Green (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, York City. Shaun Rooney replaces Danny Holmes.

  9. Booking

    Shaun Rooney (York City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Second Half

    Second Half begins Solihull Moors 1, York City 2.

  11. Half Time

    First Half ends, Solihull Moors 1, York City 2.

  12. Goal!

    Goal! Solihull Moors 1, York City 2. Harry White (Solihull Moors).

  13. Booking

    Connor Franklin (Solihull Moors) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Solihull Moors 0, York City 2. Vadaine Oliver (York City).

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Solihull Moors 0, York City 1. Vadaine Oliver (York City).

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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3Forest Green43259984503484
4Dag & Red432541475502579
11Boreham Wood431413164743455
13Sutton United431411185459-553
15Maidstone United42158195672-1653
20Solihull Moors43139215673-1748
23North Ferriby United43123283174-4339
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