Omar Bogle's late goal gives Solihull Moors an FA Cup replay win over Westfields (From Hereford Times)
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Omar Bogle's late goal gives Solihull Moors an FA Cup replay win over Westfields
5:30pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in Sport
Westfields 1 Solihull Moors 2.
WESTFIELDS were left devastated after an 89th minute strike from Moors’ Omar Bogle settled their FA Cup second qualilfying round replay at allpay.park on Tuesday night.
The city side had taken their visitors, who play three levels higher in the pyramid, all the way with Jamie Cuss levelling in the second period after Michael Blackwood had given Moors the lead.
“Everyone was on the floor after the game,” admitted Westfields chief executive Andy Morris.
“We were all looking at our watches and looking forward to extra-time when they scored.
“But that’s football for you.
“Now it’s back to basics and we’ve got to win our Midland Alliance game at home to Rocester on Saturday.”
There were chances for both sides in the early stages of Tuesday night’s game with Jamie Moore pulling off a couple of good saves and Cuss firing over the Solihull bar from a good position. Blackwood curled home a shot in the 37th minute to give the visitors the lead but, as the action continued end-to- end, Fields had a chance to equalise before the break when Aidan Thomas shot at Moors keeper Singh when well placed.
Cuss, who had earlier shot straight at Singh after breaking through the Moors defence, brought the city club level on the hour with a shot from the edge of the area.
And Richard Kear, who had scored the Fields goal at Solihull in Saturday’s initial game, was only denied by an excellent save by Singh in the 75th minute.
Both sides continued to have chances but the game looked set for extra-time when Bogle bundled the ball home from a right-wing corner in the final minute to break Westfields hearts.
Morris was able, however, to take consolation from an excellent run in the competition which has added a little gloss to the club’s history.
“It’s the best run we have had in the competition and we have played five games, beating Romulus, who are from a higher level than us, along the way,” he said.
“Solihull admitted that we had taken them to the wire in both games and said that there was no difference between us and the teams that they play in the Blue Square Bet North every week.
“But we have higher expectations now and we believe we can win games like this.”
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