GOALS from two defenders saw Solihull claim an excellent away victory at high-flying Corby Town and climb away from the drop zone on Saturday.
Theo Streete and Darren Stapleton were the heroes as their goals helped the Moors to a valuable and deserved three points.
Solihull started the better of the two teams, Mark Gardner heading over after a good move earned them a corner inside the opening minute.
Within five minutes Ryan Beswick and James McPike both had further chances with snap-shots that flew just wide of the Corby upright. Beswick continued to be Corby’s main tormentor and twice more he fired in efforts on goal.
Nothing had been seen of play-off chasing Corby until the 26th minute when Brett Solkhon fired wide after a defensive mix-up.
Solihull again started the second half well in control and within 45 seconds Beswick fired a free-kick inches wide.
Richard Davies and Gardner both went close for Solihull before the visitors took a well-deserved lead on 71 minutes.
A shot from Davies was parried by home keeper Mark Osborn to the feet of Theo Streete, who gratefully slotted the ball home for his first league goal of the season.
Gardner then missed a one-on-one opportunity, before Corby were presented with an equaliser from the penalty spot by Stephen Diggin on 82. The spot kick awarded for a trip by Phil Midworth.
Solihull weren’t to be denied however. Substitute Jake Edwards sent a pass for Dean Lea to chase, whose persistence allowed him to beat Chris Hope and square the ball to Darren Stapleton, who coolly beat the keeper to score the winner.
* The Moors face Farsley Celtic at home tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm KO).