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Match preview

By Luke Turner
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21 of Solihull Moors' 27 points this season have come at the SportNation.bet Stadium and the team can stretch their winning home run in the league to five matches if they overcome the test from Dagenham & Redbridge.

Only goal difference separates the two sides who both sit on the same points tally after the same number of games played, with Moors slightly ahead.

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The Moors were beaten at the death by Maidenhead United last weekend, but a return to home action will be comforting for Tim Flowers' side who have won four on the bounce at the SportNation.bet Stadium (in league matches).

Opponents Dagenham have won just one of their last five games in the Vanarama National League which leaves them sitting in 10th place.

In the opposite dugout - Peter Taylor

Peter was appointed as Daggers Manager in June 2018. Peter’s illustrious career in the game spans nearly 50 years and counting. In 1976 he earned his first cap for England, being the last third division player to play for England whilst at Crystal Palace.

Peter went on to play first division football with Tottenham Hotspur for four years. He ended his playing career as a player-manager at Dartford spending four years, there with Terry Harris, and then they spent one year together at Enfield. After two years as Assistant Manager at Watford he left to manage his first football league club, Southend United, in 1993. In 2000 Peter was at the helm of Premier League Club, Leicester City and during this period he became England’s caretaker manager for one game against Italy, where he famously named David Beckham as captain.

Peter enjoyed his longest spell with one club at Hull City from 2002 and led them to back to back promotions from the Football League Two and One in the 03/04 and 04/05 seasons reaching the heights of the Championship before leaving Hull in June 2006. The experienced manager has seen five promotions with four different clubs including the likes of Brighton & Hove Albion, Gillingham and Wycombe Wanderers.

Opposition key man - Angelo Balanta

Angelo joined the Daggers for an undisclosed fee towards the end of September 2018 from National League rivals Boreham Wood. The Columbian born forward started his career in the QPR youth system, where the forward went onto extending a stay with the Hoops until 2014. In that time Angelo went on loan at several Football League club’s including Wycombe, where he worked with Peter Taylor, MK Dons and Yeovil Town. After leaving the Championship outfit in 2014, the 28-year-old spent a year with Bristol Rovers, where he made 18 appearances over the season with the Pirates. In the summer of 2015, Balanta moved from Bristol to Carlisle on a free transfer, where he would spend another year, before a move to his former club, Boreham Wood. Ángelo was with The Wood for two seasons before joining the Daggers, he made 92 appearances for the club, scoring 21 and assisting 12.

He has already netted seven goals this season.

The last time the two sides met - Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 Solihull Moors (27/04/19)

Solihull missed out on automatic promotion from the National League as they were held to a draw at Dagenham & Redbridge.

They had to win to stand any chance of topping the table but fell behind early in the second half at Victoria Road when Conor Wilkinson chipped Ryan Boot in the first minute of the second half.

In a pulsating encounter, Wilkinson then hit the bar, and the visitors profited as Terry Hawkridge released Jermaine Hylton who equalised.

Dagenham's Angelo Balanta then had a penalty saved by Boot after Wilkinson was brought down by Harry Flowers.

Leyton Orient's point against Braintree put the league title beyond Solihull, who finished second.

Did you know?

The highest ever scoreline in the first leg of a play-off game is held by Dagenham & Redbridge. They defeated Morecambe 6-0 on 16th May 2010.

Tickets

Supporters can purchase discounted tickets for the game in advance by clicking HERE.

The ticket box office will be open for 'on the day' purchases, however we advise purchasing online to ensure smooth entry into the ground.

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

Listen live on https://www.switchradio.co.uk

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.

*Please note that supporters cannot re-enter the stadium.

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Latest results

Solihull Moors
Dagenham & Redbridge
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Match details

Match date

Sat 02, Nov 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

1,214

Competition

MANarama National League

League position

9
Solihull Moors
14
Dagenham & Redbridge