2017-18 English FA Cup, Round 1
  • Nick Freeman (16')
  • Craig Mackail-Smith (28')

Nick Freeman and Craig Mackail-Smith on target as Wycombe beat Solihull

Wycombe avoided an FA Cup upset at National League strugglers Solihull Moors, as the Sky Bet League Two team ran out 2-0 winners.
First-half goals from Nick Freeman and Craig Mackail-Smith denied Solihull a repeat of last year's run to the second round.
Freeman got the decisive touch for the first after 16 minutes, though he knew little about it as Scott Brown's long free-kick ricocheted towards him and bounced in.
Adebayo Akinfenwa almost made it two after 26 minutes, firing in first time from Matthew Bloomfield's cross, but Charlie Bannister saved superbly.
The second did arrive three minutes later, however, with Mackail-Smith bundling in from close-range after both Anthony Stewart and Akinfenwa headed against the bar.
In a spirited second-half, Oladapo Afolayan went closest to pulling a goal back, but the backpedalling Brown tipped his looping, deflected shot over after 67 minutes as Wycombe progressed.