FOOTBALL - Last gasp Stevens goal earns Moors late point at Oldham - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Last gasp Stevens goal earns Moors late point at Oldham

Solihull Editorial 27th Mar, 2023 Updated: 27th Mar, 2023   0

JACK Stevens scored a sensational last gasp equaliser from the bench on debut as the striker’s first Solihull Moors goal earned Neal Ardley’s side a point in a 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic.

Stevens, who arrived from Banbury United earlier this month, levelled with a stunning overhead kick five minutes into time added to cancel out Mark Kitching’s early opener at Boundary Park.

The result means Solihull sit eighth in the National League table, one place and seven points outside of the play-off places as they extended their unbeaten run to five matches.

Moors almost took the lead inside the first minute when Justin Donawa’s cross evaded Mark Beck but found Mitchell Roberts at the back post who saw his goalbound effort blocked.

And less than a minute later Josh Kelly blasted a shot against the inside of the post from Beck’s pass after he cleverly allowed the ball to run onto his left foot.

However, Oldham took the lead against the run of play on 13 minutes when Kitching drove a low effort into the bottom corner from 25-yards out.

And the Latics almost doubled their lead early in the second period when John Rooney slammed an effort against the post from Will Sutton’s cutback.

Ardley threw new signings Stevens and Junior Tiensia into the mix as the second half wore on and was rewarded right at the death.

Tom Whelan swung a free-kick into the box which was punched into the air by Oldham keeper Matthew Hudson as Stevens waited patiently before he produced a brilliant overhead kick into the top corner.

Moors are next in action away at Bromley on Saturday, April 1 with kick-off at 3pm at Hayes Lane.

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