Solihull Moors travel to Kuflink Stadium to face Ebbsfleet United on Saturday afternoon (3.00pm kick off) in the Vanarama National League. Here’s your full match preview…
The Moors dropped one place to 3rd following a defeat to promotion rivals AFC Fylde. Ebbsfleet find themselves sitting in 10th place after a loss last time out to Sutton United.
The Moors’ four match unbeaten league run came to an end at home to AFC Fylde. The Moors looked to have earned a well-deserved point courtesy of Jamey Osborne but Danny Rowe’s second goal of the game was enough for the Coasters.
Ebbsfleet have been on a recent resurgence under Garry Hill. They were looking to extend their unbeaten run to five games at Sutton United however this came to an end with a last-gasp winner from Gime Toure.
In the opposite dugout
Garry Hill joined Ebbsfleet back in November last year following the departure of Daryl McMahon. Hill joined The Fleet having previously been at Woking where he spent six years there and guided them to promotion to the Conference in his first season.
Opposition key man
Danny Kedwell (Striker) – The experienced striker, who is also vice-captain, has netted 12 times this season in the league and is top scorer for the Reds.
The last time the two sides met
The Fleet travelled to The Automated Technology Group Stadium back in October 2018. The game had looked destined for a draw after Jermaine Hylton's strike and an own goal from Alex Gudger but Luke Maxwell was on hand in the 83rd minute to squeeze a shot past Nathan Ashmore.
A quote from the Gaffer
Tim Flowers: "Ebbsfleet have arguably been the form team. They've had a fantastic run and they look tailor made for this division - they're big, powerful and have got two lads up front.
"It doesn't surprise me at all that they've rocketed through the pack. They've got a very good and experienced manager who's excelled in this division.
"It'll be a massive test for us and, make no mistake, if we are not absolutely 100% on our game then we'll get turned over."
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 on hit. The shirt was auctioned off by the club and raised £1,650.00 with all proceeds going to Prostate Cancer UK.
Matty Stenson will be assessed ahead of the game as the striker is still struggling with a shoulder injury.
Adult: (18+ years of age): £15.00
Under 16’s: £5.00