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Report: Blues Under-23s 1 Solihull Moors 3

Blues Under-23s in action against Solihull Moors
Blues Under-23s in action against Solihull Moors

Recent Blues signing Jayden Reid netted what was the goal of the game with a peach of a shot from the left which flew into the top corner of the net.

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Blues Under-23s were given a competitive pre-season workout when they took on Solihull Moors at the Trillion Trophy Training Centre on Tuesday afternoon.

A youthful Blues team took a while to get going against the more experienced National League side and found themselves two goals behind within the opening 20 minutes.

Terry Hawkridge opened the scoring for Moors with 13 minutes on the clock when he fired the ball home in off the post from just inside the area.

And less than five minutes later the visitors doubled their advantage when Jordan Murphy's close-range effort was deflected into his own net by Olly McCoy.

Blues began to up their game and at the other end of the pitch McCoy went on a surging run before seeing his low attempt turned behind by Moors 'keeper Ryan Boot.

The start of the second-half saw a host of changes by both sides, with Moors replacing all 11 of their side and Blues seven.

Blues had an excellent opportunity to pull a goal back when Caolan Boyd-Munce's pass split the Moors defence, but trialist Miguel Fernandez curled his opportunity over the bar.

Blues were now beginning to fashion the better openings and Fernandez spurned another opportunity in a similar way to the one minutes before.

But it was Moors that added to their tally on 77 minutes courtesy of a neatly executed volley from Matt Stenson which left Jake Weaver with no chance as it cannoned in off the post.

With less than 10 to go, recent Blues signing Jayden Reid netted what was the goal of the game with a peach of a shot from the left that  flew into the top corner of the net.

Then deep into stoppage time Blues had a golden opportunity to bag a second, but unfortunately George Baker's close-range attempt was well-blocked by the Moors 'keeper.

Blues Under-23s: Jeacock (Weaver h-t), Hutton, Roberts (Gordon 65), Stirk (Boyd-Munce h-t), Forrest (Campbell h-t), Thompson-Sommers (Concannon h-t), McCoy (Baker h-t), Hilton (Fernandez h-t), Andrews (Reid h-t), Madia (Hurst h-t), Burke (George 75).

Pictures courtesy of Tom King/ Solihull Moors

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