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Maidstone United v Solihull Moors

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Match Report

Maidstone United v Solihull Moors
Maidstone United v Solihull Moors

Moors were made to settle for another away point after a hard-fought contest with Maidstone.

On a miserable Kent evening, neither side created any genuine clear-cut moments in a game that struggled to get fans off their seats throughout.

It proved to be another solid defensive display that kept our unbeaten run going and sent the 46 travelling fans home with something to cling onto.

Team News

Moors made five alterations from the side that drew at Gateshead on Saturday afternoon, with a combination of fatigue and the Gallagher Stadium's 3G pitch in Neal Ardley's thought process.

Louie Moulden returned in net, whilst Joey Jones entered an in-form back line to give goalscoring sensation Alex Gudger a rest.

In attack, Andrew Dallas and Josh Kelly returned to lead the front line, and Callum Maycock started in the heart of midfield.

The Match

The first half was more of a tactical battle more than anything with both sides struggling to break through stubborn defensive lines.

Ben Coker had Moors first effort of the half with eight minutes on the clock, his free-kick took a small nick off the wall and ended up being a comfortable save for Ryan Sandford.

Maidstone will have felt they edged the chances, and with 17 minutes gone Roarie Deacon went close with a fizzing left footed effort that flashed across goal.

Neal Ardley's side, however, were well marshalled during the half, limiting the hosts to pop-shots throughout, Gavin Hoyte sent an effort into orbit with 20 minutes on the clock that summed up the half.

Moors tried to create moments but struggled with their final pass. Their opponents opted for more of a long-ball route, one of those found Christie Pattisson who flashed another strike across goal and wide - the closest either side came to an opener.

Half-time: Maidstone United 0-0 Solihull Moors

The game followed a similar pattern into the second half. Both sides faltered in the final third and couldn't create dangerous moments.

Callum Whelan had a volley blocked in the 54th minute and substitute Ryan Barnett had a tame effort saved comfortably a dozen minutes later.

As the clock ticked by it needed a moment of quality to break the deadlock, it was almost the hosts who found it when a teasing cross was almost met by Ryan Galvin, but a combination of good defending and a poor contact prevented a breakthrough.

Moors continued to probe and looked the likelier of the two going into the final 20 minutes. The best chance fell to Kelly in the 87th minute when he connected with a Barnett low cross, however, he couldn't steer his effort on target under pressure.

Four minutes of added time proved not to be enough for Moors who looked the more ambitious side but looked toothless in front of goal.

Full-time: Maidstone United 0-0 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Moulden, Clarke, Coker, Storer, Maycock, Dallas (Reid 80), Kelly, Kelleher, Whelan (Sbarra 62), Jones, Parsons (Barnett 62).

Subs not used: Vaughan, Gudger.

On a miserable night in Kent, Moors were made to settle for another away point after a hard-fought contest with Maidstone.

Neither side created any genuine clear-cut moments in a game that struggled to get fans off their seats throughout.

It proved to be another solid defensive display that kept our unbeaten run going and sent the 46 travelling fans home with something to cling onto.

Team News

Moors made five alterations from the side that drew at Gateshead on Saturday afternoon, with a combination of fatigue and the Gallagher Stadium's 3G pitch in Neal Ardley's thought process.

Louie Moulden returned in net, whilst Joey Jones entered an in-form back line to give a chance for Alex Gudger to share the goals out!

In attack, Andrew Dallas and Josh Kelly returned to lead the front line, and Callum Maycock started in the heart of midfield.

The Match

The first half was more of a tactical battle more than anything with both sides struggling to break through stubborn defensive lines.

Ben Coker had Moors first effort of the half with eight minutes on the clock, his free-kick took a small nick off the wall and ended up being a comfortable save for Ryan Sandford.

Maidstone will have felt they edged the chances, and with 17 minutes gone Roarie Deacon went close with a fizzing left footed effort that flashed across goal.

Neal Ardley's side, however, were well marshalled during the half, limiting the hosts to pop-shots throughout, Gavin Hoyte sent an effort into orbit with 20 minutes on the clock that summed up the half.

Moors tried to create moments but struggled with their final pass. Their opponents opted for more of a long-ball route, one of those found Christie Pattisson who flashed another strike across goal and wide - the closest either side came to an opener.

Half-time: Maidstone United 0-0 Solihull Moors

The game followed a similar pattern into the second half. Both sides faltered in the final third and couldn't create dangerous moments.

Callum Whelan had a volley blocked in the 54th minute and substitute Ryan Barnett had a tame effort saved comfortably a dozen minutes later.

As the clock ticked by it needed a moment of quality to break the deadlock, it was almost the hosts who found it when a teasing cross was almost met by Ryan Galvin, but a combination of good defending and a poor contact prevented a breakthrough.

Moors continued to probe and looked the likelier of the two going into the final 20 minutes. The best chance fell to Kelly in the 87th minute when he connected with a Barnett low cross, however, he couldn't steer his effort on target under pressure.

Four minutes of added time proved not to be enough for Moors who looked the more ambitious side but looked toothless in front of goal.

Full-time: Maidstone United 0-0 Solihull Moors

Solihull Moors: Moulden, Clarke, Coker, Storer, Maycock, Dallas (Reid 80), Kelly, Kelleher, Whelan (Sbarra 62), Jones, Parsons (Barnett 62).

Subs not used: Vaughan, Gudger.

Attendance: 1562 (46 away).

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