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Solihull Moors 3 Hyde 0: Moors make no mistake in punishing lowly Hyde

Solihull Moors hosted bottom of the league Hyde and avoided a potential banana skin with a comfortable victory.

Omar Bogle’s run bamboozles the Hyde defence and allows Ryan Beswick’s shot to go straight in.
Omar Bogle’s run bamboozles the Hyde defence and allows Ryan Beswick’s shot to go straight in.

On the day that Marcus Bignot received the Vanarama Manager of the Month Award, Solihull Moors hosted bottom of the league Hyde and avoided a potential banana skin with a comfortable victory.

Hyde had taken just seven points from their 15 games this season and lie anchored firmly at the bottom of the table.

They were relegated from the Conference Premier last season having accumulated only 10 points, a league record.

The Moors have taken 20 points from a possible 24 in their last eight games which sees them in the play-off positions but on their day any team in this league is capable of springing a surprise.

Darren Byfield was first into action for Moors but his shot from a Beswick pass was wide of the upright.

Then on eight minutes after a defence splitting move, Jordan Gough crossed from the by-line for Ryan Beswick to unleash a thunderbolt volley which went in off the crossbar to open Solihull’s account.

Michael Nottingham fired over on 14 minutes whilst at the other end Liam Daly did enough to thwart a dual attack from Bentham and Conchie to give Breeden a comfortable take. It was Daly again going wide from a Darryl Knights cross whilst keeper Thewlis produced a fine save to deny Byfield on 19 minutes.

On the half hour mark the dangerous Bentham closed in on a high ball over the Moors defence but Breeden was out of this box in a flash to head away to safety.

Solihull could well have extended their lead as half time approached when dead-ball specialist Beswick curled in a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box which clipped the crossbar and over for a goal kick.

Just before half-time Omar Bogle was foiled by a good save from the keeper. It was Moors looking dangerous again after the restart with Knights cutting the ball back for Bogle to shoot straight at the keeper but they had Breeden to thank on the hour mark with a fine save from Bentham.

Within seconds Solihull doubled their advantage after good play between Beswick and Byfield. Beswick curled the ball into the six-yard box but with Bogle storming in his presence was enough to put the keeper off and the ball went straight into the left hand corner.

On 76 minutes Moors were awarded a free kick just outside the box and Knights completely out-thought Thewlis, his kick leaving the keeper rooted to the spot as it sailed in.

With manager Bignot making good use of the substitutions Solihull defied a late surge from Hyde with Daly clearing off the line on 85 minutes and Breeden producing two point blank saves as the clock ticked away.

The victory cements Moors’ third place in the league but with no game this week, they must now ready themselves for an away fixture with Bradford Park Avenue on November 15.

MOORS: Breeden, Nottingham, Gough, Denny (Taundrey), Daly, Elvins ©, Byfield, (Story), English, (Fleet), Bogle, Beswick, Knights. Subs not used: Chamberlain, Langdon.

Attendance: 433.

 

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