Ryan celebrates after Solihull boot League Two side out of FA Cup

GOALKEEPER Ryan Boot is making progress along the FA Cup trail to Wembley with non-league Solihull Moors again today (Nov 8).

The ex-Port Vale stopper, from Rocester, helped the National League side reach the second round proper for a third time in four years.

The Moors beat bealeaguered League Two outfit Scunthorpe United 3-2 away, matching their progress in the competition in 2016-17 and 2018-19, when they advanced only to lose 6-2 to Luton Town and 3-2 to Blackpool in a replay to be denied a place in the third round.

Blackpool snatched victory at Bloomfield Road from the penalty spot in extra-time after being held to a goalless draw in front of the TV cameras at Solihull.

Penalties at either end of the game from Stephen Gleeson saw the Moors knock out Scunthorpe who are having a nightmare start to the season

Second-bottom of League Two, with only one win in all competitions, the club have been severely affected by Covid-19, which caused their previous three matches to be postponed.

The Moors went ahead after just four minutes after Cameron Coxe was brought down in the penalty area and Gleeson fired in from the spot.

Scunthorpe quickly levelled through John McAtee with a curled in cross that evaded everyone.

However, six minutes into the second half the Moors regained the lead through Krystian Pearce after Scunthorpe failed to clear.

A second penalty from Gleeson, after Jamey Osborne was fouled with 10 minutes remaining, looked to have settled the tie, but a miscued clearance by Boot resulted in a tap-in for Kevin van Veen to reduce the deficit.

But the Moors survived five minutes of stoppage time and were helped by Scunthorpe's Tyler Cordner being dimissed a being shown a second yellow card.

Picture: Ryan progresses along with Wembley trail again with non-league Solihull Moors.


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