Justin Donawa’s teammate Stephen Gleeson scored twice to help Solihull shock League Two Scunthorpe United with a 3-2 away win to book their place in the Emirates FA Cup Second Round on Remembrance Sunday on the road.
Donawa was not in the Solihull team as Gleeson gave them the perfect start, with only four minutes on the clock, he settled any nerves, coolly slotting a penalty after Cameron Coxe had been fouled.
It was a short-lived advantage as John McAtee’s cross-cum-shot brought Scunthorpe United level in a closely-fought first half.
Donawa’s teammates regained the lead in almost a mirror of the opening to the game, Solihull was quick after the restart and Krystian Pearce’s looping header put them back in front.
The visitors were forced to defend resolutely, but after soaking up a little Scunthorpe pressure, Gleeson smashed home his second penalty of the game with 10 minutes remaining.
It should have secured victory for Donawa’s teammates but shortly after, Scunthorpe substitute Kevin Van Veen capitalized on a Ryan Boot mistake to make for a nervy finish.