Town Youth put in another performance brimming with character and commitment to come away with a thoroughly deserved point from a challenging away game against Solihull Moors who are coached by the ex-professional Ricardo Scimeca and who had started the season by winning both their previous MFYL Southern Premier Division games
But Town looked sharp straight from the kick off with Michael Boyd and Jack Ballinger both going close inside the opening ten minutes, and their pressure paid off in the 20th minute when Rob Singer latched onto a pinpoint through ball from Rob Sone to fire Town ahead.
Five minutes later Mike O’Regan doubled the lead with a close range finish from a corner and only a brilliant save from the Moors keeper prevented Sam Leary adding a third.
The Moors though pulled one back on the half hour mark when Town keeper Callum Monaghan did well to push out a deflected free kick only for a Moors forward to react the quickest and thump the loose ball into the net.
And shortly after the Moors were level when a Moors shot was deflected past Monaghan who was left with no chance.
The Moors now had all the momentum with Town finding it hard to cope with their slick passing moves, and on the stroke of half time they scored again to take a 3-2 lead into the break.
But Town recovered their earlier composure after the restart with the Moors keeper having to make two more smart saves to deny Boyd and Singer before a precision pass from Leary released Sone who made it 3-3 with an assured finish into the top corner.
From then on both sides tried hard for the winner with Town having the better of the chances and they could have snatched all three points right at the ned when an no-target effort from Boyd was somehow blocked by a Moors defender.
And next up for Nick Ballinger’s progressive side is their F A Youth Cup First Qualifying Round tie away at Hereford next Thursday which is to be played at Hereford’s historic Edgar Street ground and which will surely be a great experience for all involved.