Hudlin helps down Dover...
Moors secured a 2-0 win away to Dover Athletic as Kyle Hudlin’s National League fairy-tale continued at the Crabble Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Hudlin showed predatory instincts to grab Moors’ second of the game after defender Nathan Cameron had headed Jimmy Shan’s side into a first-half lead.
Remarkably, the 20-year-old striker was playing in step seven this time last year but his second-half strike helped lift Moors into the National League play-off places.
In a steady start to the game, the defences came out on top as both sides struggled to create any clear cut chances.
New boy Kyle Howkins enjoyed a strong start, alongside messers Cameron and Tyrone Williams, he seemed to slot in well to Moors’ backline.
And it was Cameron who popped up at the other end of the pitch to nod home Jamie Ward’s corner to give the visitors the lead on the half-hour mark.
It came at the perfect time for Moors. They appeared galvanised by the goal and all of a sudden chances started to come their way.
Hudlin came close on two occasions. First, he latched onto Jamie Ward’s through ball to round Oliver Webber but the debutant keeper shepherded him wide and stood up well to save.
Webber then thwarted Hudlin again, at the near post, after a tidy one-two with James Ball had created an opening for the Moors striker.
But Hudlin wasn't to be denied and he soon found himself on the scoresheet. Shortly after the break, he tapped home from close range after Ward’s cross was deflected into his path.
Then with 20 minutes remaining, a welcome sight for Moors fans as Adam Rooney was given a run-out, the striker making his first appearance since early December.
But it was the other end of the pitch that saw late goalmouth action. Ryan Boot and the Moors defence had to stay alert to ensure their clean sheet remained intact.
It was a solid performance from Moors who claimed their eighth league win of the season and moved into seventh spot in the table.
Solihull Moors: Boot; Coxe, Williams, Cameron, Howkins, Cranston; Storer (Gleeson, 46) Maycock; Ball, Ward (Sbarra, 59); Hudlin (Rooney, 70)
Subs: Sbarra, Gleeson, Rooney, Clayton, Hancox
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