Solihull Moors travel to York Road to face Maidenhead United on Saturday (3.00pm kick off) in the Vanarama National League. Here’s your full match preview…
The Moors climbed two places in to third following a 2-1 victory away at Gateshead last time out. The hosts find themselves just above the relegation zone in 19th place after an indifferent first half of the season.
The Moors followed up a comprehensive 4-1 victory against Eastleigh with an impressive 2-1 victory away at Gateshead to continue their unbeaten start to the year. Goals from Liam Daly and Darren Carter were enough for the visitors who held on despite a late onslaught from the hosts.
The Magpies have secured two away wins at Gateshead and, more recently, Maidstone which has lifted them outside of the relegation zone. A brace from striker Adrian Clifton gave them a 4-2 victory against The Stones on Tuesday night.
In the opposite dugout
Alan Devonshire is in his second spell with the Magpies after first managing them from 1996-2003. The 62-year-old rejoined the hosts back in 2015 from Braintree and led them to a 12th place finish in the National League last year.
A quote from the Gaffer
Tim Flowers: "They're running into a bit of form. That culminated in a very strong 4-2 away win against Maidstone on Tuesday night.
"To score four goals on the road is no mean feat, especially in a game with that importance.
"They did us down there the other year on Boxing Day - off a corner kick late on. They're a strong, physical team with bundles of energy in the midfield areas.
"We'll have to be at our very best to get anything, it's a tough place to go. It'll be a real tough, physical encounter and it's one that we're ready for."
Opposition key man
James Comley (Midfielder) – The Montserrat international has been with the Magpies since 2016 and has been key in their recent good form.
The last time the two sides met
The Magpies travelled to The Automated Technology Group Stadium in the second game of the new season. Adi Yussuf put the Moors ahead in the 28th minute and they could have extended their advantage but Danny Wright’s spot kick came back off the post.
Did you know?
York Road is believed to be the oldest senior football ground continuously used by the same club in the country. The first game to be played at the ground was on 16 February 1871 against Marlow.
Adults - £15
Concessions - £10
Under 16's - £5