Skrill Season Ticket Competition
( 4 Votes )
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 09:57

north squareLeague sponsors Skrill are giving away a pair of season-tickets to each Skrill Premier, Skrill North and Skrill South club for the remainder of the season. Whether it’s an exciting race for the league title, a promotion campaign or a battle to avoid the drop – there is plenty to play for at all 68 clubs. All you have to do is open a Skrill account using this link. Then simply e-mail them from the account you registered with to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Put the name of the team you support in the subject field and you will go into the draw. Opening a Skrill account is completely free of charge and takes no more than a minute! A range of benefits are open to all Skrill account holders and your entry into this competition will also enable us to tell you about other great offers and competitions specific to your team!

 

Entries must be received by Wednesday 5th February at midnight.

 

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Moors Throw Away Two Goal Lead
( 13 Votes )
Saturday, 25 January 2014 18:15

Was it an ominous sign when 10 minutes before the start of this vital match for Moors, the clouds opened with thunder and lighting whilst another bumper crowd ran to the safety of the stands. Moors did everything to build a two goal lead but poor defending in the final fifteen minutes cost them dearly.

Solihull opened brightly with Michael Taylor hustling through the Pitmen’s defence and Junior English just failing to properly connect from a nod down from Gary Birch 6 yards out. On 15 minutes the visitors had their first meaningful foray into the box when Blissett got onto the end of a cross but his header was fractionally wide as Moors fans held their breath. On the half hour mark Birch was waiting in the six yard area when a Jordan Gough’s cross stuck in the mud and he reacted first to smash home a left footer to edge Solihull in front. With Moors playing better on the wet surface, Hednesford’s efforts to get back were thwarted and Beswick might have extended the lead on 41 minutes but for a brave dive at his feet from ex Moors keeper Crane. Their best chance was reserved for Osborne whose 25 yarder at the end of the half failed to cause Singh any problem.

Robbie Thompson-Brown, another ex-Moorsman went close in the second minute after the restart but Moors might have doubled their advantage on 55 minutes when Birch found himself one on one with Crane but chose a low shot as opposed to a lob which would have beaten the oncoming keeper. Within seconds Beswick’s in swinging corner needed a fine punch out on the goal line. Jordan Gough’s cross flew right across the goal with no one there for a nod, Wint was denied by Crane on 62 minutes and Elvins was inches short at the far post to meet yet another Beswick dead ball. Then on 72 minutes with the best move of the day Moors went further ahead – Aron Wint picked up the ball on the left flank, Birch nodded down the cross to Beswick who slid in for number two.

Whether Solihull took their eye off the ball or Hednesford finally showed why they are amongst the promotion favourites, the final quarter of an hour was a disaster for the home side. Within two minutes of the Moors goal they failed to clear their lines as Hednesford piled on the pressure and substitute Riley gave Singh no chance from 10 yards. Seven minutes later the Solihull defence was out jumped with a corner and Harvey had a relatively easy header for the equaliser. Just when it seemed Moors might hang on to a draw, they failed to deal with another corner and Francis needed only a tap in to send the away fans delirious.

The result still leaves Moors in seventh position but this was a game they should have won. Tuesday’s visit to Kidderminster Harriers ground, Aggborough, for the re-arranged match with Worcester presents another chance for the Moors to kick start the second half of the season and get them back into the play off positions. Kick Off 7.45 pm.

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 2 - 3 Hednesford Town

Scorers: Gary Birch (32), Ryan Beswick (72)

Attendance: 602

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Stuart Pierpoint, Jordan Gough (Dominic Langdon 84), Mathew Birley (Darryl Knights 89), Michael Nottingham, Rob Elvins (c), Junior English, Jay Denny, Gary Birch, Ryan Beswick, Michael Taylor (Aron Wint 64). Subs Not Used: Reece Fleet, Michael Blackwood

 
Winger Leaves To Join Brakes
( 11 Votes )
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 16:02

peter_till2We can confirm that Winger Peter Till has left the club and joined fellow Skrill North side Leamington. Peter had made 16 starts for the Moors since joining from Tamworth in the summer, scoring against Bradford and Oxford City.

 

The club would like to thank Peter for his service to the club, and hope to make an announcement regarding a new signing in the next few days.

 
Lions End Moors' Home Run
( 5 Votes )
Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:45

guiseley1Since their elevation to the Conference North Guiseley have been in the play offs every season but when Moors visited them for the first game of this campaign it was Solihull who produced a stunning performance to take all three points with a 3 – 0 victory. Hoping to bounce back from the defeat last Saturday at Boston, Solihull were without the injured Omar Bogle and captain Rob Elvins taken ill before the start of the return fixture on a cold rainy night at Damson Park.

 

guiseley4Moors started positively with Jay Denny’s shot blocked on 11 minutes whilst Darryl Knight’s bullet on the quarter hour mark was deflected by Junior English. Guiseley could have opened their account on 24 minutes when Alex Johnson went close with a looping effort cleared off the line by Jordan Gough. With both sides playing end to end football Singh was called into action with 15 minutes to run with a diving save at the feet of Johnson and as Moors broke Langdon found Nottingham in the box but his dummy was not picked up by the attack. On 35 minutes Singh pushed a goal bound free kick around the post but just before the interval a short corner found Rothery on the edge of the box and, when his rasping shot was blocked, Hall was there for a simple tap in to give the Lions a one nil advantage at the break.



guiseley2Moors bright start after the interval was short lived when Guiseley doubled their lead as Lawlor’s header from a corner somehow found its way through a packed six yard area ending up in the corner of the net. With Beswick and Wint on after 10 minutes of the half, Solihull did their best to rescue the unbeaten home league record dating back to the start of the season but again the killer punch in the final third was missing and the danger of being caught on the break an ever present threat. On 52 minutes Knights shot rebounded out for a corner and Blackwood’s drive on 66 minutes sailed over the bar. A chipped free kick from Beswick to Birch failed to worry keeper Dredge resulting in another dangerous break as Brooksby found Johnson in the box but his shot hit the side netting.



guiseley3As Moors failed to capitalise on a consecutive free kick and corner it was, however, Brooksby who put the match beyond reach on 70 minutes when he took a defence splitting pass from Johnson, and a one on one with Singh saw the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the goal despite the keeper getting a hand to it. Michael Taylor was on as the match ebbed away but although he made a difference up front, the Guiseley goal was never threatened and thus ends the Moors unbeaten home league reun this season.

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 0 - 3 Guiseley

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Attendance: 336

 

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Alex Dean, Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Michael Nottingham, Dominic Langdon, Junior English (Michael Taylor 75), Jay Denny(c) (Ryan Beswick 55), Gary Birch, Michael Blackwood, Darryl Knights (Aron Wint 55). Subs not used: Stuart Pierpoint, Mathew Birley

 
Pilgrims Progress Past Moors
( 8 Votes )
Sunday, 19 January 2014 09:10

boston3A bumper crowd turned out for this clash between two promotion hopefuls on a sunny Saturday in Lincolnshire. Moors might have opened the scoring in the first minute with Beswick getting onto a Knights cross but foiled by a fine save from keeper Lewis King. It was King again who denied Beswick, Bogle and English with all three shots on target lacking the pace to damage the score line. Whilst Moors poured forward Boston looked dangerous on the break and Gough cleared from a dangerous goal mouth scramble whilst Singh was in dominant form twice denying centre forward Miller early on. On 21 minutes Langdon was dispossessed in the box but recovered quickly to head away the ensuing pass across the goal mouth. Stuart Pierpoint, as always resolute in defence was knocked to the ground on the half hour – thankfully after a three minute delay Pierpoint was back on his feet and play resumed. Wint was upended some 15 yards from the goal line and Beswick’s subsequent free kick was just wide of the post



boston4The end to end play was brought to an abrupt halt when seven minutes before the interval Ryan Semple fired in from 18 yards and a touch from Garner gave Singh no chance as The Pilgrims opened their account. As the hosts looked to double the initiative Pierpoint was again left writhing in the 18 yard box but referee Miller chose to ignore his plight. Boston drove on and in the confusion Miller hammered the second goal again giving the Moors keeper little chance. Denny replaced the unfortunate Pierpoint as play resumed and In the five minutes of added time Miller’s fierce shot was tipped over the bar, Wint was just wide and finally Omar Bogle latched onto a cross, beat his opponent and slotted a beauty into the back of the right hand corner to reduce the deficit at the interval 2 - 1.

 

boston1Boston’s substitute goal keeper was on from the start of the second half but Moors failed to test him early on. Boston were flying and on 55 minutes Miller volleyed Semple’s corner with a curler into the top left hand of the net for a goal of the season contender. Solihull tried to respond – Reece Fleet saw his shot tipped over, but it was an uphill climb. Peter Till was on for Beswick in an effort to claw something back for Moors and Fleet might have scored on 63 minutes but failed to convert a knock down from Dom Langdon. Wint went wide two minutes later after good work from Knights before making way for Gary Birch with twenty minutes to play but Moors could not find a way through in the final third despite winning the battle of the mid fields in the dying stages of the game. Boston continued to be dangerous on the break - Singh using his legs to stop a one on one extending the lead, before McGhee hit the cross bar with a twenty yarder.



boston2Things went from bad to worse with five minutes remaining when Bogle was stretchered off and with an extended added time the 10 men hung on bravely before Miller was fouled in the box and duly converted for his second hat trick in a week.

 

Many thanks to Tim Hoff and Boston United for the use of these images.

 

Full Time: Boston United 4 - 1 Solihull Moors

Goal: Omar Bogle (45mins)

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Stuart Pierpoint (Jay Denny 43), Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (c), Dominic Langdon, Junior English, Aron Wint (Gary Birch 69), Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick (Peter Till 60), Darryl Knights. Subs not used: Michael Taylor, Alex Dean.

 

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Moors vs Brakes Ends In Stalemate
( 13 Votes )
Saturday, 11 January 2014 21:57

leam2Solihull have met Leamington three times already this season winning two and drawing in the FA Cup. There has never been more than one goal difference in any of the matches but in front of the Club’s largest league attendance ever, could Moors find that elusive touch which might send them back to the top of the Skrill Conference North?

The visitors started brightly but Moors first meaningful attack on 11 minutes found Omar Bogle off side. Jordan Gough’s cross needed only contact but eluded Moors attack. What was already evident was Moors catching the Brakes off side and giant Liam Daly winning the battle of the heads with Gary Birch but that would change. Leamington’s Danny Newton’s pace was a constant threat but time after time he fell foul of the off side trap.

leam1Birch was unlucky from an in swinging Beswick corner on 19 minutes, and then having turned provider it was Bogle’s turn to fire over the bar. At the other end Newton dispossessed Junior English in the box but shot well over. Beswick’s skill took him through three defenders before his dink in the box was cleared but on 32 minutes a bending free kick from the Moors marksman just outside the box looked destined for the opener before a terrific save from Breedon to his left kept the score equal. With both Birch and Bogle keeping the pressure on the Leamington defence Matt Birley had a chance just before the interval when he ran with the ball from midfield whilst the Brakes defence simply opened up for him but his shot also cleared the cross bar leaving the score goalless at half time

leam3With Peter Till on for Birley, Moors started the second half with added impetus with Birch beating three defenders but producing a shot straight at keeper Breedon. Jas Singh dived bravely at feet to deny the visitors in 51 minutes whilst when the Brakes did beat Moors off side trap a skimming low drive through a melee of legs found the shot stopper well positioned. On 56 minutes Birch had a one on one with Breedon his chip was an easy take for the keeper.

Moors best chance fell to Junior English at the half way stage but his goal bound effort was deflected by Mace and skimmed inches beyond the upright with Breedon beaten and it was the keeper again on 70 minutes denying Beswick with a punch out as the ball screamed goal ward. Mace failed to worry Singh with another low drive through a crowded box, whilst Michael Nottingham saw his shot clear the cross bar. With 15 minutes on the clock Aron Wint looked to be on for a one on one but was denied by the speed of Breedon racing off his line. A penalty shout from Gough was correctly waived away on 79 minutes.

In a frantic last 10 minutes Lee Moore’s solo effort was wide of the Solihull post whist a Beswick 35 yard free kick was met by the head of Gary Birch but looped over the bar, the same fate as awaited Wint’s shot just before the final whistle.

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Just the one point sees them remain in fourth place in the league just two points off the top slot, the back four was rarely troubled by Leamington, but at the end of the day it was the performance in the final third which determined the result.

Full Time: Solihull Moors 0 - 0 Leamington

Attendance: 877

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Junior English, Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Michael Nottingham, Dominic Langdon, Jay Denny (Aron Wint 61), Gary Birch, Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick (c), Mathew Birley (Peter Till 46). Subs not used: Darren Acton, Darryl Knights, Michael Taylor.

 
New Date For Worcester Trip
( 5 Votes )
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:03

The Away match against Worcester City that was supposed to take place on New Year's Day, has now been rearranged for Tuesday 28th January (7.45pm kickoff). This will take place at the Aggborough Stadium, the home of Kidderminster Harriers. Directions and pricing can be found here

 
Birch Steals Point From Celtic
( 14 Votes )
Saturday, 04 January 2014 18:47

staly2Solihull who started the year at the top of the table were given a reality check Stalybridge Celtic but the sheers guts and determination of the Mighty Moors saw them scrape a point in added time coming back from 1-3 down.



The opening 10 minutes was a fairly even affair with end to end play from both teams. Omar Bogle was close on 5 minutes whilst Celtic had a penalty shout ignored by referee D’Aguilar when player manager Briggs was dispossessed in the box. On 10 minutes Junior English tested keeper Stevenson from a corner but almost immediately was fouled in the 18 yard area as he went in for a low header. Bogle cheekily chipped the keeper from the spot to put Moors one up.

 

staly3Moors seemed to have the upper hand as Bogle went wide from an excellent cross from Peter Till but had to thank their keeper on 25 minutes when a hard driven daisy cutter eluded the defence but Singh was there ready and waiting. On the half hour mark Stevenson reacted quickly to avert the incoming Wint whilst Bogle’s header was again agonisingly wide. Celtic were, however, gifted an equaliser on 35 minutes when a defensive mix up left the ball within reach of the irrepressible Anoruo who calmly rounded the Moors keeper for a simple tap in. Moors have been undone by Anoruo on more than one occasion with his previous clubs and needed to keep a close eye on the speedy striker. Dom Langdon’s header from Fleet’s free kick was inches over the bar and the last action of the first half.

 

staly1Michael Blackwood was on for Jay Denny as the match resumed but it was the visitors on the front foot with only two minutes gone when Anoruo lost his man to fire in from 18 yards but thankfully wide of the post. Moors were still in the game but little in the final third presented any real danger to Celtic and it was Anouro again on 55 minutes who showed the way when left with a one on one with Singh he coolly dispatched his second goal of the day. It could have been 3-1 a moment later when McConville’s cross was thundered through the Moors defence but somehow, Singh’s right hand pushed what looked like a certain goal, around the post



staly5Manager Bignot brought on Gary Birch on the hour mark who immediately brought all his power and skill to bear as at last Moors began to look a potent force in the box. On 64 minutes Junior English smashed the ball goalwards but a miraculous finger tip save pushed it onto the bar and it was Stevenson again denying Birch a minute later. On 68 minutes Stuart Pierpoint rose highest to meet Fleet’s corner but his header was just over. Darryl Knights replaced Wint with 15 minutes to go as Moors pounded the box but to no avail but then disaster struck again; Stalybridge were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and Platt lifted his shot over the defensive wall and into the right hand corner of the net with nine minutes left.

 

With the unbeaten home league record looking like history Moors threw everything at Celtic, Birch went close on 82 minutes and then from a Pierpoint cross the big man out jumped the keeper for his first goal of the day to give his side hope with four minutes of normal time remaining. The pressure was now relentless – Jordan Gough’s stinging 30 yarder was pushed to safety as the game entered four minutes added time. With two minutes left Junior English was fouled just outside the box – Reece Fleet‘s free kick found Birch in the six yard area as he exquisitely nodded the ball into the left hand corner of the goal for one of the most remarkable come backs of the season.

 

Solihull Moors would like to thank Mark Hennesey for the photographs of this game



staly4Moors now regroup for next Saturday’s derby match against an improving Leamington side. Kick Off is 3.00 pm at the Autotech Stadium, Damson Parkway.

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 3 - 3 Stalybridge Celtic

Goals: Omar Bogle (pen 13), Gary Birch (85 & 90)

Attendance: 423

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Stuart Pierpoint, Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (Gary Birch 59), Dominic Langdon, Jay Denny (Michael Blackwood HT), Aron Wint (Darryl Knights 74), Omar Bogle, Junior English, Peter Till. Subs not used: Darren Acton, Mathew Birley.

 
Moors End 2013 On Top
( 23 Votes )
Saturday, 28 December 2013 19:26

oxford2Solihull Moors continued their impressive form throughout the first half of the season with a comfortable win away to Oxford City last Saturday which sees them return to the top of the Skrill Conference North with 41 points from 21 games and the best defence in the league. The referee pronounced the muddy pitch fit for play at 11.30 am but Mr Eaton was unable to officiate following chest pains he suffered after the pre match warm up, which we are pleased to report were not thought life threatening following a hospital visit. Assistant referee Simon Wales took over control of the match which was delayed for 10 minutes as a result.



oxford1On a very sticky surface Moors were immediately into their stride as a Dom Langdon throw was flicked on by Rob Elvins but Aron Wint’s header just cleared the bar. On 10 minutes Jordan Gough shot over following good control from Omar Bogle whist Oxford had to wait another five minutes before their first foray into Moors box with a wasted chance from Jackson. Almost immediately Bogle combined with Wint to put Elvins through but a last ditch clearance from Pond kept the visitors in the game. Reece Fleet fired over and Wint was unlucky from a Junior English cross, before Solihull opened their account on 18 minutes; as Moors upped the pressure Wint found Peter Till who chested down the ball before rifling home from 15 yards.

English and Bogle were both denied by full length saves from keeper Scott as Moors pushed forward and Till was badly fouled by Stonehouse after more good play from Bogle on the right flank, but the score remained 1-0 as the referee blew for half time.

oxford4Scott was immediately called into action as the game restarted with Wint threatening, but on 49 minutes the hosts best chance fell to Pond who was denied by Jas Singh diving at his feet following a free kick. The Moors shot stopper was again in action a minute later parrying a rasping shot from Cook but could only look on as Learoyds effort rebounded off the bar and away to safety.



On 67 minutes Jay Denny sent in a curler just inches wide and within seconds Moors effectively wrapped up the game as Bogle displayed his pace and power – Michael Nottingham drove the ball down the line but Learoyd reckoned without the determination of Moors big striker who gaining some 10 yards was first to make contact and cutting in from the right unleashed a left footed screamer which hit the back of the net before the diving Scott hit the ground. Bogle might well have doubled his tally 10 minutes later as latching onto Wint’s pass he literally found his foot stuck in the muddy box.

oxford3Full credit to Oxford who still searched for a consolation as full time approached; Langdon’s magnificent clearance and another fine Singh save from Pond securing the clean sheet.

 

Many thanks to Mike Allen and Oxford City for the use of their match photos.

 

Full Time: Oxford City 0 - 2 Solihull Moors

Goals: Peter Till (19), Omar Bogle (67)

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Jordan Gough, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (c), Dominic Langdon, Jay Denny, Aron Wint, Omar Bogle, Junior English (Ryan Beswick 69), Peter Till. Subs not used: Stuart Pierpoint, Darryl Knights, Gary Birch, Michael Taylor.

 
Boxing Day Bout Ends In Draw
( 9 Votes )
Thursday, 26 December 2013 18:25

worcs1It is a little known fact that in its seven years existence Moors have never taken all six points in the Christmas / New Year derby matches. With Solihull sitting in second place in the Skrill North and their opponents Worcester City third from bottom, what could possibly go wrong this year?


The first chance fell to the home side with Rob Elvins meeting a trade mark precision free kick from Ryan Beswick but the header was wide, and on six minutes Jay Denny’s pass in to the box just stretched Aron Wint too far. Stuart Pierpoint was twice up-ended by Deeney, the Worcester captain, and although he made it through the match, the Moors defender was clearly in some discomfort. On twenty minutes Jas Singh saved well from a high ball from Taundry.

 

worcs4As the game neared the half hour mark Moors had several chances to stamp their authority but without success; Beswick's chip in to the box was met by Denny but was agonisingly wide, then Bogle’s thirty yard screamer looked goal bound before a deflection forced a corner. A terrific through ball from Reece Fleet to Wint was ruled off-side on 25 minutes, but it was Fleet again with a blast from 25 yards, assisted by a deft touch from Bogle that shook the upright with the keeper beaten.

 

With ten minutes of the half left Wint turned provider as Beswick met his cross only to see the ball scraped off the line by Williams. Moors were caught on the break; but Singh saved the day with his legs to deny Worcester. The visitors were caught off-side a minute later as they found the back of the net. The last action of the half fell to Beswick but his shot lacked power.



worcs2Worcester looked dangerous from the restart and with Moors largely confined to their own half, the visitors had a clear opportunity as a corner was headed over Singh’s bar. Jordan Gough and Junior English replaced Birley and Denny as Moors rode the pressure and on 61 minutes Bogle rounded his defender to see his shot inches wide of the post with keeper Veiga beaten. Then on 64 minutes Wint crossed to Beswick whose shot whilst lacking any real power beat both Smith and the keeper to trickle in the net for the opening goal.

 

With end to end football, Solihull’s momentum was effectively ended when Blackwood was dismissed for a second yellow card offence on 73 minutes. Whilst the introduction of Dom Langdon bolstered Moors defence Worcester took advantage of the extra man and it was no more than they deserved when with three minutes of normal time remaining they drew level as Ethan Moore got on the end of Smith’s pass to give Singh no chance.



worcs3Worcester, with four minutes added time went in search of the winner and it was a relieved Moors as Referee Amphlett blew the final whistle to preserve their unbeaten home league record. With most of the play off teams failing to secure maximum points, Solihull remain second in the league but will look forward to their visit this Saturday at Oxford City, and even more so to New Years day with the return match against Worcester at their new ground, Aggborough, the home of Kidderminster Harriers.; Kick off is at 3.00pm

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 1 - 1 Worcester City

Scorer: Ryan Beswick (63 mins)

Attendance: 575

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Michael Blackwood, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (c), Stuart Pierpoint, Mathew Birley (Jordan Gough), Aron Wint (Dominic Langdon), Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick, Jay Denny (Junior English). Subs not used: Darryl Knights, Michael Taylor

 
Victory Kicks Off Festive Schedule
( 12 Votes )
Saturday, 21 December 2013 18:20

barrow1It has been almost six years since Moors last played Barrow, the Bluebirds having been promoted in 2008 to the Conference Premier where they stayed until the end of last season. This year Barrow have struggled to come to terms with their new status and as Moors made the long 200 mile trek to Cumbria on a wet and windy day, their hosts sat bottom of the Skrill North. Barrow had a new manager in the shape of Darren Edmondson, well known to Solihull from his many years guiding Workington, but Marcus Bignot’s men were in no mood to let him start his first home game with a win, as Moors continued their push in the play off positions!



barrow2Barrow made a reasonable start and might have taken the advantage on six minutes when an in-swinging corner from Sheridan was met by Arnison who headed wide, but immediately Moors took the game to the home side as a slick move between Darryl Knights and Ryan Beswick ended with Omar Bogle’s goal bound effort deflected for a corner. Barrow tested Jas Singh from another corner but The Moors shot stopper dived brilliantly to avert any danger. As Moors took a stranglehold on the first half, Rob Elvins went close from a Beswick free kick and on 12 minutes Aron Wint's header was scrambled off the goal line by Burns. A rare attack from Barrow saw a great header from Arnison open up a one on one for Ray-Harvey and Singh but the Solihull keeper spread himself to keep Moors level.



barrow5At the mid point of the half Bogle could have opened the scoring as he controlled Beswick’s pass but shot wide. On 25 minutes the Moors dead ball specialist saw a trade mark curler elude the incoming attack and within minutes his corner to Birley again resulted in Moors missing the target. However with 12 minutes remaining before the interval Solihull broke the dead lock; Bogle collected the ball wide on the right from a free kick and fired across the goal mouth to find Wint who volleyed home from 12 yards. Singh produced a blistering save to deny a 25 yarder but on 37 minutes a curling free kick from Beswick found the right hand corner of the net to double Moors advantage. Beswick‘s shot, after good work from Michael Nottingham, was parried to safety by McMillan but it could have been three before half time when Wint’s conversion was ruled off side by referee Bristow.



barrow4Barrow started the second half with more purpose but were not effective in the final third, whilst Michael Nottingham went wide for the visitors. On 53 minutes Wint crossed from the right for a simple tap in by Bogle but again it was ruled out for off side. The hosts best chance arrived on the hour mark with a vicious drive from Allen blocked by Jay Denny, whilst on 72 minutes Singh dealt easily with a 25 yard blast from Rushton. The introduction of Peter Till with 15 minutes remaining saw increased activity down the left wing but despite 4 minutes of added time during which their was a deluge of rain, Moors retained their composure and are now back up to second in the league two points behind Hednesford.

 

Many thanks to Furness Newspapers Limited for use of their match photos.

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Solihull host Worcester City on Boxing Day, then visit Oxford City on the 28th December with the return Worcester game on New Years Day at Aggborough, Kidderminster’s ground. All kick offs are 3.00 pm.

 

Full Time: Barrow 0 - 2 Solihull Moors

Goals: Aron Wint (33), Ryan Beswick (37)

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Michael Blackwood, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (Junior English 83), Stuart Pierpoint, Mathew Birley (Jay Denny HT), Aron Wint, Omar Bogle, Darryl Knights (Peter Till 75). Subs not used: Darren Acton, Jordan Gough.

 
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