Wrexham 3 Solihull Moors 2
AS the coach pulled up outside the Racecourse Ground you fully understood what a big club Solihull Moors had drawn in the FA Trophy - when improvements are finished this stadium will seat 47,000.
About 50 Moors fans had made the journey to see them take on the team currently third in the Conference Premier but who, if they win their one game in hand will be top and on their way back to the Football League.
Wrexham had more possession but Garry Birch had the first chance for the visitors, hitting the ball straight at the keeper, while at the other end three clear chances for the Dragons were easily dealt with by Jas Singh.
Then Dior Angus found Junior English 30 yards out and the Moors striker without hesitation rifled a thunderbolt past the Dragon’s keeper, Coughlin. Just as Solihull looked as if they might go in ahead the equaliser came on 45 minutes when Ormerod collected Harris’ pass and sneaked a shot under Singh.
It was a confident Solihull Moors who took to the field for the second half but the hosts were looking to quickly extend their lead.
On 57 minutes Solihull had two corners in succession; Angus found Danny Spencer who headed down for English to turn and put the visitors back in front.
Again Wrexham came straight back and ex-Moorsman Joe Clarke’s long drive was turned in by Cieslewicz on the line on 60 minutes. The goal came from a foul on Birch on the half way line when quite beyond anyone’s comprehension referee Mr England gave the free kick the wrong way.
And it went from bad to worse for Moors five minutes later when a combination of Spencer and Singh were adjudged to have taken down Morrell in the box and Keates stepped up to slot the ball into the bottom corner.