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Solihull Moors 3 Lowestoft Town 3

Solihull Moors totally dominated the visitors in the first 40 minutes with Ryan Beswick and Darryl Knights in particular cutting through the Trawlermen's defence.

Nasar Hussain Omar Bogle is brought down by Ash Jones
Omar Bogle is brought down by Ash Jones

High-flying Moors missed a golden chance to close in on the Conference North leaders as 10-man Lowestoft came back from three goals down to earn a point.

Moors totally dominated the visitors in the first 40 minutes with Ryan Beswick and Darryl Knights in particular cutting through the Trawlermen’s defence.

In the fifth minute Beswick dispossessed Hayles to put through Omar Bogle but keeper Ash Jones saved well with his legs. With the visitors on the backfoot Solihull pressed forward again and within a minute Knights put in a trade mark cross from the right for Beswick to head home.

Beswick could have made it two when Bogle put him through but the agile Jones tipped the ball over the bar, whilst Liam Daly headed inches wide from the ensuing corner.

With eleven minutes to go before the interval Knights crossed from the left for Reece Fleet, the Moorsman waiting for keeper Jones to commit himself before sliding the ball into the corner for the second goal.

The five minutes later Bogle was clear with a one-on-one with Jones who brought him down giving referee Richardson no option but to red card the keeper whilst the league’s leading scorer stepped up to convert the penalty for number fifteen this season.

Moors should have gone into the break with a three goal advantage but with just seconds of the half remaining James put a free kick in from the right and Jarvis headed a goal back for the visitors.

Moors were caught napping again three minutes into the second half as ten-man Lowestoft notched up their second of the afternoon. Reed drove a stinging shot at Breeden and as the keeper parried the ball, in slid Ainsley to convert.

Espejo saw a good effort go just wide on 57 minutes but The Trawlerboys were on a roll and on 65 minutes disaster struck again for Moors; Jarvis put Haynes Brown through on the left who set up Reed with a cross that was not defended, needing only a side foot to bury it.

Solihull at last found their spirit as they tried to hit back with substitutes Rosser and Langdon providing cover whilst Daly lead the attack and Richard Taundry’s 20 yard volley just flying over with four minutes left. In three minutes of added time Moors threw everything at Lowestoft but despite laying siege to the goal area it was too late and they had to settle for the one point.

* On Saturday Moors visit Dartford for the first round of the FA Trophy.

 

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