Solihull Moors host Aldershot Town on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick-off) at The Automated Technology Group Stadium in the Vanarama National League. Here’s your full pre-match preview…
The Moors find themselves in fourth place in the league after an impressive start whilst Aldershot are sitting in 20th position; one place outside the relegation zone.
The Moors are currently unbeaten; winning both of their matches so far in the National League securing the maximum possible six points. An Adi Yussuf strike in the first half was enough for Tim Flowers’ side to record a victory over Maidenhead on Tuesday night.
Alderhsot, however, are coming in to the match off the back of a 0-0 draw with Barnet in the opening game of the season. They then suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of newly relegated Chesterfield in midweek.
In the opposite dugout
Gary Waddock is in to his second year as Aldershot manager after being appointed for a second time.
The 56 year old joined Aldershot in 2016 from Portsmouth where he was caretaker manager. He guided The Shots to a playoff place by finishing 5th last year. They were cruely beaten 5-4 on penalties by Ebbsfleet in the first round of the playoffs.
Opposition key man
Karleigh Osborne (Defender) - The 30-year-old joined Aldershot in the off season from Grimsby and was made captain by manger Waddock.
A quote from the gaffer
Tim Flowers: “They’ve got an outstanding squad with some really good players at this level, so we’re going to have to be right on our game to get anything at all out of it.”
The last time the two sides met
Aldershot travelled to the Automated Technology Group Stadium on Good Friday of last season with the game ending in a goalless draw with both sides struggling to create any chances in the game.
Did you know?
On March 25th 1992, Aldershot FC became the first Football League team to fold during the season since Accrington Stanley in 1962.
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