No repeat of Justin Donawa’s goalscoring heroics as Solihull go down to Yeovil
Justin Donawa was unable to recreate his goalscoring exploits against Yeovil Town as Solihull Moors went down to a 3-0 defeat in the Vanarama National League yesterday.
The Bermuda forward ended his season-long goalscoring drought in emphatic style with a hat-trick in a 5-1 thrashing of the same opposition just three days earlier.
However, in a complete turnaround of fortunes, Yeovil ended up with all three points, as Joe Quigley grabbed the headlines, claiming the match ball with a hat-trick to settle the mid-table encounter.
Solihull started the brighter of the two sides in the early stages with Joe Sbarra failing to capitalise on a host of chances.
However, it was the hosts who broke the deadlock after 27 minutes from the penalty spot. Having been brought down inside the area, Quigley took resulting penalty which was saved, but he was first to the rebound to head the ball in.
Quigley almost added a second soon after when his effort was cleared off the line, before Kyle Hudlin came agonisingly close to levelling for Solihull but his long-range free kick came back off a post.
Yeovil doubled their advantaged just eight minutes after the restart as Quigley found himself in the right position to poke home his second at the near post.
Yeovil continued in search of extending their advantage further and were rewarded after 71 minutes when Quigley completed his hat-trick.
Donawa, who was booked in the second half, played out the entire match but had no opportunity to reduce the deficit as Yeovil kept their clean sheet intact in an ultimately comfortable victory.
In the same division, Woking went down to a 1-0 defeat away to Halifax Town.
Jake Hyde scored what proved to be a second-half winner against his former club to tighten Halifax’s grip on the play-off places, while heaping further pressure on the opposition.
Struggling Woking, whose winless league run has been stretched to eight games, find themselves in 20th position, one place and four points above the relegation zone.
Bermuda striker Jonté Smith was not included in the matchday squad after he was an unused substitute in the 2-1 defeat away to Maidenhead United on Saturday.