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.

 
Moors Recruit Dean
( 18 Votes )
Monday, 09 December 2013 21:17

alex_deanSolihull Moors are pleased to announce the signing of Alex Dean from Coalville Town, the right-sided player having impressed during the FA Trophy tie between the two sides last month.  Alex joined the Northern Premier One South side in the summer from Bedworth United who he had helped win promotion from the Southern League in 2012.  It was his second spell with Bedworth having also spent time at Nuneaton Town playing with his twin brother Gaz Dean.

 

With Solihull unable to compete financially with other clubs in this league, this continues the clubs transfer policy of looking to unearth hidden gems playing at lower levels, and giving them the chance to impress in the Skrill North.  It is hoped that Alex will follow the example set by summer signings Jordan Gough and Michael Nottingham who have both made a successful transition to this level.

 

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New Date for Lions Fixture
( 6 Votes )
Monday, 09 December 2013 15:32

Due to their continued involvement in the FA Trophy, the Skrill North home game against Guiseley will now take place on Tuesday 21st January at The Autotech Stadium, 7.45pm kickoff.

 
Point Keeps Moors On Top
( 8 Votes )
Sunday, 08 December 2013 00:00

nfu1It was back in September that Moors defeated North Ferriby in their first ever league meeting. The Villagers have not been beaten in the league since October but now they faced the league leaders and another hard physical game, came as no surprise.

 

After two early attacks from Ferriby, Moors dominated the first 45 minutes.  On six minutes Omar Bogle cut in from the left and unleashed a fierce shot at keeper Nicklin.  Darryl Knights headed wide five minutes later and was unlucky with his volley from the edge of the box following a long throw from Langdon and tap on from Elvins.  Ferriby had a rare attack on 20 minutes when Wilson was denied by a well timed tackle from Rob Elvins whilst Hone headed straight into the arms of Jas Singh.  Mid-way through the half a last ditch tackle from Peat halted Michael Nottingham, before Beswick fired just over the bar and on 34 minutes Matt Birley’s effort from the edge of the box was well saved by Nicklin.



nfu2As the interval approached Wilson shot high and wide but as the game moved into added time Bogle struck for Moors; taking a perfect pass from Birch, the big striker held off a challenge from Hone before rounding the keeper and rolling the ball into the net for his 15th goal of the season.  It was no more than Solihull deserved sending them in 1- 0 up at the break.

 

The hosts were a different team in the second half, although the pace and power of Bogle provided a constant threat when Moors broke.  Nevertheless on 62 minutes it was Anthony Wilson who rose highest from a Yates corner to head home the equaliser despite a valiant effort from Singh.  Five minutes later it was the Moors keeper who bravely dived at the feet of Matt Wilson before turning another Anthony Wilson shot around the post.  Having weathered the storm for most of the half Moors finished with three successive corners with five minutes left, and although Ferriby broke away from the third Jarman fired well over the bar.



nfu4It was a fair result to this evenly balanced battle with strangely neither manager using any of the substitutes.

 

With the chasing pack of six clubs in the league not producing any wins at all, the result sees Moors remain at the top of the table with North Ferriby in second place.  Moors next match is in two weeks time away to Barrow who currently prop up the Skrill North division.

 

Full Time: North Ferriby 1 - 1 Solihull Moors

Goal: Omar Bogle (45mins)

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

 
Brackley Victory Sees Moors Go Top!!
( 19 Votes )
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 22:49

boglepenOn a cold Tuesday night Moors took on high flyers Brackley Town knowing a win would elevate their league position from seventh to top, leap frogging them over six clubs including their visitors. Brackley however, are a class outfit who missed out last season on promotion in the play-off final, and this year are already through to Saturday’s second round of the FA Cup.


birlsMoors set out their intentions from the first blow of the whistle with a an immediate flurry in the Brackley goal-mouth quickly followed by a 30 yard chip just wide of the keeper from thirty yards courtesy of Reece Fleet.  On ten minutes Rob Elvins out-jumped a packed defence to meet a Ryan Beswick corner but the header was wide.  A minute later Gary Birch got on the end of a trade mark long throw from Dom Langdon, and fired through a melee of legs before reaching Turley in the Brackley goal.



The breakthrough came on 13 minutes when Omar Bogle found Darryl Knights on the right wing, and as the big centre forward rose to meet the return cross just inside the box, he was clattered to the ground.  Referee Dexter pointed immediately to the penalty spot and Bogle stepped up to smash the ball in to the net, Turley hardly moving. It was Bogle’s fifteenth successive conversion bringing his goal tally in the league to 12, the second highest in Skrill North this season.

 

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nottsbirchyOn 20 minutes Bogle put in a low cross to Birch who twisted and fired first time towards the corner of the net only to see it ricochet off a defender on the line. Moors continued to press forward with Birley producing more of his runs straight at their defence.  Inevitably Brackley would break but their finishing in the final third was well controlled by Moors back four.  On 26 Blackwood on a run down the left wing crossed to Bogle who turned and fully connected but the shot was straight at the keeper.  The visitors best chance came on 35 minutes when Solkhon met a curling cross but headed over and from theron in the remainder of the half was controlled by Solihull.

 

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The second half was a dogged affair with both teams trying to impose their will on the game but not making the necessary penetration in the final third.  Jas Singh had a relatively quiet evening dealing easily with the numerous crosses floated into the Moors box with the back four keeping Brackley away from the danger area. Brackley’s shout for a penalty on the hour mark was waved away by the Referee and a well struck Reid free kick from the edge of the box met with an equally fine save from Jas Singh as the ball hurtled towards the top right hand corner of the net.  Turley in the Brackley goal put in a commanding performance thwarting Moors attacks on several occasions.  Then at the end of normal time a one on one between Birley and Turley saw a terrific reflex save as the Moorsman shot from 5 yards to keep the score at 1-0 as the match went into a fruitless five additional minutes.

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 1 - 0 Brackley Town

Goal: Omar Bogle (13 mins)

Attendance: 239

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Michael Blackwood, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (c), Dominic Langdon, Mathew Birley, Gary Birch, Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick, Darryl Knights.  Subs not used: Stuart Pierpoint, Darren Acton, Jay Denny, Aron Wint, Peter Till.

 
Impressive Moors Topple Town
( 24 Votes )
Saturday, 30 November 2013 20:11

omargoal1Moors built on last weeks solid performance at Altrincham to out class Harrogate Town on Saturday.  A brace for leading scorer Omar Bogle and a Ryan Beswick special put the icing on the cake on a day when Moors dominated all but the opening 15 minutes.  Harrogate’s Chris Hall provided the first chance of the match after 2 minutes but his header was over the bar and their new signing  from Bradford Park Avenue, Steve Mallory hit a thirty yarder in the opening foray which caused Jas Singh little problems.  That proved to be Town’s only shot on target in the whole 90 minutes. Town suffered a blow after 20 minutes, when skipper, Shane Killock limped off to be replaced by Leigh Franks and from that moment Moors took the game to their visitors.



Moors might have opened their account on 22 minutes when Dom Langdon’s long throw was back-headed to an unsuspecting Harrogate goalkeeper, and should have taken the advantage a minute later when Gary Birch found Knights on the right wing whose defence splitting cross gave Beswick a simple head at goal but MacGillivray produced a wonder save to push the ball onto the upright and away to safety.  However on 25 minutes the breakthrough came as Bogle pounced on one of Moors many free kicks and slotted a low shot into the right hand corner of the net.  Town battled as Moors poured forward, their best chances both coming from Hall firstly denied by Singh diving at his feet and then wide of the post from a free header.  At the other end Knights, Birch and Bogle were a constant threat and Birch missed a chance just before the half time whistle when Bogle‘s pass six yards out was a fraction too strong for a comfortable strike.

 

bezgoalHarrogate opened the second half with Nowakowski heading over Nelthorpe’s free kick, but that was the last danger for Moors.  On 54 minutes Matt Birley produced a solo run through the Town defence riding two suspicious tackles before the referee, having played the advantage, awarded a free kick.  It was just one of many as Moors dominated but it took until 70 minutes before the second goal arrived, Michael Nottingham hit a long ball out of defence to Birch who rounded his defender to lay on an inch perfect pass to the incoming Beswick who smashed it into the roof of the net passed the hapless MacGillivray.  Bogle, Birch and Langdon all had chances but with minutes remaining, brilliant control from Darryl Knights on the left side of the box opened up a pass to Aron Wint on the overlap, and although the keeper parried the shot, Omar Bogle was waiting eight yards out to roll in Moors third goal.

 

birchyThe win sees Moors in seventh place just 2 points behind the five joint league leaders who are all on 32 points.  They face high flying Brackley on Tuesday night and are away to another of the top teams, North Ferriby next Saturday.  With Guiseley progressing in the FA Trophy, the home league game against the Lions scheduled for Saturday 14th December will now be re-arranged for a later date.

 

Full Time: Solihull Moors 3 - 0 Harrogate Town

Goals: Omar Bogle (25 and 88 mins), Ryan Beswick (70 mins)

Attendance: 287

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham, Michael Blackwood, Reece Fleet, Rob Elvins (c), Dominic Langdon, Mathew Birley, Gary Birch (Aron Wint 84), Omar Bogle, Ryan Beswick (Jay Denny 90), Darryl Knights.  Subs not used: Stuart Pierpoint, Michael Taylor, Peter Till.

 

 

 
Moors Pay the Penalty
( 14 Votes )
Saturday, 23 November 2013 20:43

Had it not been for just one elementary error in defence and the closest of headers in added time Moors could well have taken all three points as they travelled to second in the league Altrincham, but as it was they returned home pointless but with renewed confidence in their ability to mix it with the best after a number of disappointing recent outings.

 

It was honours even for the opening period with Moors first chance coming through skilful work from Matt Birley but Omar Bogle was dispossessed before he got his shot in, and from a Ryan Beswick free kick deep in the Altrincham half, Michael Nottingham failed to bother the impressive keeper Coburn.  Michael Blackwood put over a deep cross after more clever play from Birley but there was nobody on the end of it. Altrincham had Coburn to thank again as Beswick despatched a curling free kick over the wall which looked destined for the top right hand corner only to see the finger tips of the shot stopper push the ball out for a corner.  On 17 minutes The Robins hit Moors on the break; Densmore put in a cross from the right which sailed over the Solihull defence and hosts front line, but well off the ball Walshaw went down following a push by Michael Nottingham giving referee Copeland no choice but to award the penalty.  Walshaw stroked it home sending Singh the wrong way.  Moors hit back with a pin point cross from Jordan Gough but again there was no one there to convert.  Reece Fleet tried his luck from 25 yards but Coburn was equal to it, whilst Bogle from another Gough cross, failed to hit the mark.  As the first half ebbed away Moors were awarded a free kick when the irrepressible Bogle was floored as he powered forward, Beswick’s free kick beating the keeper but agonisingly inches wide of the upright.

 

With Stuart Pierpoint on for Nottingham from the start of the second half it was all Moors but a resolute Altrincham back four was proving impenetrable.  On 54 minutes, Gough threaded a pass through to Beswick in the six yard box but the shot struck the outside of the post as Coburn narrowed the angle. Bogle brought out a fine save by Coburn on the hour mark.  Beswick’s bicycle kick on 72 minutes landed safely in the keeper’s arms and on 80 minutes he denied him again from a fiercely struck 20 yarder.  With Michael Taylor and Gary Birch on for Denny and Blackwood, Moors poured forward with the best move of the match coming in added time when Beswick’s free kick cleared the entire Robin’s defence only for Birch’s header to agonisingly inch over the crossbar.



Moors will be disappointed not to have secured at least a point from their dogged performance against a team who have hardly been out of the top four all season. They will however, take many positives from an afternoon where Jas Singh was rarely bothered.  After a slight wobble recently Solihull looked back to almost their best and will relish Saturday’s home league match against Harrogate Town (3.00 pm)

 

Full Time: Altrincham 1 - 0 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Jasbir Singh, Michael Nottingham (Stuart Pierpoint HT), Jordan Gough, Jay Denny (Michael Taylor 74), Rob Elvins (c), Dominic Langdon, Mathew Birley, Reece Fleet, Omar Bogle, Michael Blackwood (Gary Birch 79).  Subs not used: Darryl Knights, Aron Wint

 
New Football Secretary Appointed
( 14 Votes )
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:02

Solihull Moors are pleased to announce that Tim Delaney has been appointed as the club's new football secretary.  Tim will replace Robin Lamb who has joined Kidderminster Harriers in a full time capacity.

 

"On behalf of the club I wish Robin every success and thank him for all his time and effort.  In Tim Delaney we are confident we have appointed a first class secretary who has had experience at this level and whilst we will miss Robin, Tim will be more than an adequate replacement." Nigel Collins, Chairman

 
Boys U11s Players Needed
( 6 Votes )
Monday, 18 November 2013 11:40

Solihull Moors Boys U11s are on the look out for outfield players to complement their unbeaten Division 1 side.  Having scored 25 goals, and conceded a misery 4 goals in six league games, Moors are looking to recruit players due to academy trials.  Coaching is based upon learning the game in a fun environment, and a strong working ethic.  If you would like further information please contact: Pete Breese on 07886966123 or Steve Askin on 07557447808.

 

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