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Storer: FA Cup means a lot to me

By Luke Turner

The Moors skipper looks ahead to Sunday's tie...

Solihull Moors captain Kyle Storer wants his team to re-write history as the Club aim to reach the second round of the Emirates FA Cup for just the second time ever on Sunday afternoon.

Tim Flowers’ men travel to Evo-Stik Southern Premier Central side Hitchin Town in a first round clash at Top Field, with Storer relishing the challenge that lies ahead.

He said: “It’s a big weekend for me. Since I’ve been a little boy, my old man has taken me to a few cup finals – supporting Arsenal, they’ve had a good run in it over the last few years.

“Personally, I’ve had good runs with Tamworth and Kidderminster so it’s a massive weekend and it’s a chance for non-league players to make their name.”

The Moors overcame a similar-type tie in the fourth qualifying round, coming away victorious at Witton Albion after a thoroughly professional display.

With the team once again favourites to win this fixture, Storer knows that the same level of display and professionalism will be required against the Canaries.

“It’s very similar. Hitchin have done well to get here and they’ve been through the qualifying rounds,” He continued.

“It isn’t going to be an easy game, they never are. It’s backs against the walls sometimes when you go to places like that.

“We’ve got to be professional and go and do a job.

“I’ve seen that they’ve sold all their tickets and we’ve played our part. I’m expecting a tough game, they aren’t going to roll over for us.

“We’ll go there, be professional and hopefully get the job done.”

Moors last reached the second round of the historic competition back in the 2016/17 season in a run which saw the Club defeat Yeovil Town on penalties in a replay at the ATG Stadium, before eventually bowing out at Luton Town.

Storer is focused on ensuring that Solihull Moors are in the hat for the second round draw and has suggested that the togetherness within the squad could be key in achieving that.

“It would be great (to reach the second round). The second time in the club’s history I think so it’s a great reward. Hopefully we can do a job.

“The team spirit is fantastic. We had that at Cheltenham when we won the league – that got us through some tough games.

“I think you’ve seen this season that when we’ve been under the cosh a little bit, our spirit and character across the group has shone through and got us over the line.

“That’s just growing and continuing - the whole club’s growing. It’s a fantastic place to be around and we love coming in every day.”

Updated 10:15 - 12 Nov 2018 by Luke Turner

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