Solihull Moors host Eastleigh tomorrow at The Automated Technology Group Stadium (3.00pm kick off) in the Vanarama National League.
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The Moors find themselves in fifth place following a 2-2 draw with Chesterfield on Tuesday whilst the visitors have climbed to tenth after a 2-1 victory at home against Havant and Waterlooville last time out.
The Moors were looking to get back to winning ways against Chesterfield after a 1-0 defeat to Wrexham. The Moors went ahead twice courtesy of goals from Jermaine Hylton and Alex Gudger but the visitors managed to draw level to go away with a point.
The Spitfires were looking to bounce back from a 2-2 draw on boxing day and a 3-0 defeat to Ebbsfleet last Saturday. They managed to secure a 2-1 victory against Havant and Waterlooville to get them back to winning ways.
In the opposite dugout
Ben Strevens was put in caretaker charge of Eastleigh following Andy Hessenthaler’s departure to Dover Athletic. Following a good run of results, Strevens was appointed permanent manager back in November for what is his first full time managerial role.
Opposition key man
Mark Yeates (Striker) – The experienced striker joined The Spitfires from Notts County back in 2017. He has since made close to 70 appearances and become a linchpin in the Spitfires attack.
A quote from the Manager
Tim Flowers: “We’re doing something right, but we want to keep improving. I’m not here to stand still because we’ve had a good 2018 – let’s have a good 2019 as well.”
The last time the two sides met
The Moors travelled to the Silverlake Stadium for the first match of the season. Ryan Boot kept the visitors in the game at half time but Paul McCallum's penalty looked to have secured the victory for the Spitfires. However, Adi Yussuf put the Moors level and then Dan Sweeney, on debut, struck three minutes later to give Solihull all three points.
Did you know?
Eastleigh can lay claim to their part in football history as their 2011/2012 Hampshire Senior Cup final played at Southampton’s St Mary’s Stadium against AFC Totton was the first game that featured live testing of goal-line technology – the Spitfires came out 2-0 winners.
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Adult: (18+ years of age): £15.00
Concession: (65+ years, Serving Military Personnel with a valid 'Forces ID' card, Students with a valid NUS card): £10.00
Adult season ticket holders for local Premier League/EFL clubs; Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom, Wolves, Walsall and Coventry City, will be eligible for £10.00 entry to Vanarama National League games ONLY upon presentation of their valid season ticket at the turnstiles.
Under 18’s: £5.00 (Proof of photo ID may be required upon entry)
Under 12's: FREE (when accompanied by a paying adult)