Moors unlucky to lose on the road...
Moors were left to rue missed chances as Notts County twice struck late to snatch a 2-0 win at Meadow Lane on Wednesday evening.
A brace from Kyle Wootton was ultimately Moors’ undoing but the visitors' failure to be clinical at crucial times in the game, cost them dearly.
Jimmy Shan’s men started where they left off at Dover with the Jamie Ward, Kyle Hudlin combination again proving a threat, and both had chances in the early exchanges.
The Northern Irishman saw a shot fly wide while Hudlin was unable to direct his header on target following a dangerous corner from Ward.
Another headed opportunity fell to Hudlin on the half-hour mark, again Ward was the provider but although on target, the striker’s header was comfortably saved.
Then a neat exchange between James Ball, Ward and Callum Maycock released Ball but his final effort lacked conviction, doing nothing to trouble Sam Slocombe in the Notts goal.
A very solid first-half display from the Moors and Shan’s side would have been feeling somewhat aggrieved to not have been leading at the break.
Solihull began the second half brightly, Ball threatened but his shot was wayward and Cameron Coxe saw a toe-poked effort tipped over the bar by Slocombe.
Notts had barely threatened but as the game entered its closing stages, they sparked into life. First, Notts full-back Dion Kelly-Evans crashed his shot off the bar from just outside the area.
And then, with just over 11 minutes remaining, came the breakthrough. Enzio Boldewijn tiptoed his way through the defence before feeding Wootton who steered his shot beyond Ryan Boot in Moors' goal.
With the visitors pushing for an equaliser, substitute Rúben Rodrigues then showed a moment of class to put the game beyond Moors. The midfielder shaped to shoot but instead of letting fly, he squared the ball to Wootton for an easy tap in.
It was a result that was tough on Moors who put in a commendable away performance. No doubt Shan's men will be scratching their heads at how they didn’t come away with at least a point.
Solihull Moors: Boot, Coxe (Hancox 75), Williams, Cameron, Howkins, Cranston, Storer, Maycock, Ball, Ward (Sbarra 54), Hudlin (Rooney 68).
Subs not used: Gleeson, Clayton.
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