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Match preview

By Luke Turner
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Solihull Moors welcome Ebbsfleet United to the SportNation.bet Stadium on Saturday in the Vanarama National League, after picking up their third win of the season in emphatic fashion on Tuesday night against Chorley.

A 16-minute Nathan Blissett hat-trick made it a night to remember as the Moors ran out 6-1 winners over the Magpies to move to the top of the league.

Here's your full match preview...

Form

As mentioned previously, the Moors will be carrying plenty of momentum into the weekend’s game against Fleet.

Tim Flowers' side have won three and drawn one of their opening four fixtures, scoring 13 and conceding just four in the process.

Meanwhile, Saturday’s visitors have endured a difficult opening having lost all four of their fixtures, most recently a 3-1 defeat to Yeovil. They currently sit rock bottom of the National League.

In the Opposite Dugout

Garry Hill succeeded Daryl McMahon as Fleet’s 32nd manager in November 2018. He is best known for his accomplishments in seven years as Dagenham & Redbridge manager.

In his first season as Fleet boss, he guided the club from 17th position to a final high of 8th, just missing out on the play-offs.

Opposition Key Man – John Goddard

The former Woking player of the year reunited with his former Cards boss Garry Hill at the Fleet in July 2019. He's a danger from midfielder having already netted once this campaign - Goddard has two caps for the England C side.

The last time the two sides met – Ebbsfleet United 0-1 Solihull Moors (9th February 2019)

Solihull Moors moved back up to second in the Vanarama National League after Adi Yussuf’s second half goal was enough to defeat the Fleet at Kuflink Stadium.

Both sides ended the game with nine men each in a feisty second period which got completely out of control and resulted in four red cards.

A quote from the Gaffer

Tim Flowers: "Ebbsfleet are a big and powerful side. They've recruited heavily - they've brought a lot of players in over the summer.

"There's a lot of Football League experience when you look through their squad. It'll be a tough, tough game.

"We'll do our due diligence and put a team out to try and win the football match."

Did You Know?

You can get to Belgium in two hours from Ebbsfleet. The Eurostar from Ebbsfleet International, the high-speed station which opened in 2007, gets you to Brussels in under two hours.

Tickets

Home and away supporters can purchase ticket for the game through our online ticketing system by clicking HERE.

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased on match day at the SportNation.bet Stadium from the ticket box office at the front of the ground, although there is a price increase on these tickets compared to online.

How to Follow the Game

Not able to make it to the SportNation.bet Stadium? Keep up-to-date with the game by following our live Twitter updates, along with behind-the-scenes access on Instagram.

Twitter: @SolihullMoors
Instagram: solihullmoorsfootballclub
Facebook: SolihullMoorsFootballClub
YouTube: Solihull Moors Football Club

Message to supporters

The Club urges all supporters to be responsible in their behaviour and actions. Solihull Moors knows that the overwhelming majority of our supporters do not indulge in anti-social activities and are passionate about the players and the Club. We appreciate this and never take it for granted. We adopt a zero-tolerance stance on anti-social behaviour and spectator misconduct. This includes - amongst other things - drunkenness, throwing of missiles and use and carrying of pyrotechnics (flares, smoke bombs), racist, homophobic or any other discriminatory chanting. Pitch encroachment is forbidden and against the law. Please DO NOT encroach onto the pitch, under any circumstances. Think of the damage you may be doing to your Club and also the punishment you may incur personally. It is important that bottles, coins, flares and other items not thrown at our matches. Again, we would like to thank the overwhelming majority of supporters for their backing and their understanding.

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Latest results

Solihull Moors
Ebbsfleet United
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W
W
D
L
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Match details

Match date

Sat 17, Aug 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

955

Competition

Vanarama National League

League position

1
Solihull Moors
24
Ebbsfleet United