Solihull Moors host Ebbsfleet United on Saturday afternoon (3pm kick off) at The Automated Technology Group Stadium in the Vanarama National League. Here’s your full match preview ahead of Non-League Day…
The Moors maintained their spot in 5th place despite a defeat to Barnet last week. The visitors find themselves in 15th place following one win in their last five games.
The Moors’ four match winning run came to an end at Barnet on Saturday. The hosts went ahead in what turned out to be a scrappy game courtesy of Wes Fonguck with the striker then bagging his second of the game deep in to injury-time.
Ebbsfleet have been struggling as of late. A defeat to high-flying Harrogate at home last week extended a poor run of form which has seen three defeats and one draw.
In the opposite dugout
Daryl McMahon was appointed as permanent manager of The Fleet in 2015. He had originally been appointed on a caretaker basis following the departure of Jamie Day. The 35-year-old, who is one of the youngest managers in the National League, guided Ebbsfleet to the playoffs in their first season in the National League beating Aldershot in a dramatic penalty shoot-out, but their campaign ended with a 4-2 defeat at Tranmere after extra time.
Opposition key man
Danny Kedwell (Striker) – The experienced striker, who is also vice-captain, has netted five times this season in the league and is top scorer for the Reds.
A quote from the Manager
Tim Flowers: “We want to bounce back with a good performance and a good result. That’s what we’ll be working towards during the week”.
The last time the two sides met
The Moors travelled to Stonebridge Road back in February. A Luke Coulson strike from the edge of the area 18 minutes from time was enough for the home side to take all three points and end The Moors’ then five-match unbeaten run.
Did you know?
The number 5 shirt was taken from skipper Dave Winfield following a social media bandwagon to give it to defender Yado Mambo following their televised 2-1 win over Leyton Orient last year. “Mambo No 5” is the title of Lou Bega’s infamous 1999 number one hit. The shirt was auctioned off by the club and raised £1,650.00 with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.
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