In our third throwback of the series, weโ€™re looking back on another televised fixture. This time, a trip to East London as we visited Dagenham & Redbridge.

Just a week before our televised fixture, Solihull were in FA Cup action which ended in a 4-0 defeat at the home of Bolton Wanderers. With that result still fresh in the minds, it was important to return to winning ways in league action.

You may be thinking โ€˜why the Dagenham match?โ€™ but at 3pm on Friday evening, it was announced that Tommy Simkin was recalled by Stoke City, leaving Andy Whing with only one option to replace the on-loan shot stopper.

Come 4:30pm on Saturday, it was announced that Elite Academy graduate, Aaron Flahavan, would go in between the sticks up against the likes of Inih Effiong who has a fond history of putting the ball in the back of the net against Solihull.

It would be an evenly contested match in the opening stages, but Dagenham would take the lead through Tom Eastman who headed the ball home in a crowded penalty area around five minutes before half-time.

A moment of magic was then produced by Jay Benn, where Josh Kelly fizzed a ball toward the far-post for the run of the attack minded full back who struck an effort on the half-volley which rifled its way into the back of the net, putting us back on level terms just before the interval.

The same style of play returned in the second-half, with both sides creating opportunities to score, but solid defensive displays from both sides was only going to enforce another moment of magic to win the game.

Up step former Moors forward, Josh Kelly. The attacker received the ball from a throw-in before spinning his man and creating some space from the edge of the area which allowed for Kelly to unleash a wicked effort on goal.

The ball just glided through the air and nestled perfectly into the top-right corner of the net, sending Moors into the lead against the Daggers.

After some more resolute defending, Andy Whingโ€™s side would secure all three points in East London, whilst Flahavan also made his first competitive debut for Solihull in the impressive win over Dagenham & Redbridge.