Solihull Moors lose for the third consecutive game in the National League with a 6-1 defeat against Altrincham, with two goals coming from Justin Amaluzor on a bad day for the Moors.
After the Moors’ defeat on Tuesday, Andy Whing made one change ahead of our trip to the J Davidson Stadium, with Joss Labadie coming in for Kade Craig.
Solihull Moors lose for the third game in a row as we lose 6-1 against Altrincham at the J Davidson Stadium, with Justin Amaluzor scoring twice for the Robins.
The first chance came from the hosts as a cross from the right-hand side was in a dangerous position and took some smart defending from James Clarke to clear the ball.
Ten minutes in, Moors had their first sight of goal as a Clarke ball over the top released Josh Kelly, his shot through was straight at Ethan Ross in the Altrincham goal.
Two minutes later, the away side had another chance with Kelly again getting in behind the Alty defence. His shot again was saved by Ross and Maycock hit the post from the rebound.
A minute after that, Altrincham had another chance with Alex Newby striking towards goal after some passing play. His effort was initially saved by Sam Hornby, but debutant Marcus Dackers was there to tap the ball home and make it 1-0.
On 16 minutes, Altrincham countered after a Moors corner with Dackers striking over with a shot from 30 yards.
In the 30th minute, the Robins had a shot blocked after a quick free-kick opened up the space for Justin Amaluzor to strike towards goal, but was blocked well by Kelly.
On 40 minutes, Altrincham doubled their lead through a brilliant goal by Amaluzor. The winger picked the ball up inside the Moors half, cut inside and curled the ball into the bottom corner.
Three minutes later, the home side got their third with Chris Conn-Clarke getting his name on the scoresheet. The Solihull defence failed to clear following an Altrincham counter-attack to make it 3-0 before half-time.
The second-half began much more of the same, with the Robins making it 4-0 after 51 minutes with Alex Newby scoring. After winning back the ball, Altrincham passed the ball smoothly with Newby curling home his effort first-time to score a fourth.
The chances continued for the hosts with Conn-Clarke having his shot blocked after 64 minutes.
Five minutes later, the Moors had a chance to get back into the game with Matty Warburton coming off the bench and nearly scoring. Kade Craig played the ball into Warburton, who spun and shot the ball just wide of the post.
On 76 minutes, Altrincham scored a fifth as a long ball over the top of the Moors defence was controlled by Amaluzor, who ran in on goal and chipped the ball over Hornby.
With two minutes of normal time to go, Solihull got a goal back with Craig heading home. A cross from Gus Mafuta was met by Craig, with the ball taking a deflection on its way into the net to get a consolation.
But it was not meant to be, as Altrincham scored a sixth through substitute Regan Linney in the final minute of added time. A ball over the top was controlled by the striker in the final minute and his left-footed effort went into the corner of the goal.
After today’s result, Solihull remain fourth in the National League table.
Another away-day next for the Moors, as they travel to the Shay to play FC Halifax Town on Saturday 2nd December.
Moors starting XI: Hornby, Maycock, Clarke, Morrison, Stearman, Benn, Labadie, Mafuta, Osborne ©, Kelly, Beck
Subs: Warburton (Stearman 59), Benton, Sturridge, Craig (Benn 54), Stevens (Beck 76)
Altrincham starting XI: Ross, Banks, E Jones, J Jones ©, Osborne, Marriott, Conn-Clarke, Amaluzor, Roscoe, Dackers, Newby
Subs: Linney (Amaluzor 79), Angus, Cooper, Donawa (Newby 73), Wilson (Conn-Clarke 77)
Attendance: 2,041 (99 away)