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Day of reckoning draws near for Solihull Moors

TO say tomorrow’s six-pointer with Hucknall is a must-win clash is something of an understatement.

TO say tomorrow’s six-pointer with Hucknall is a must-win clash is something of an understatement.

Moors travel to the Blue Square North’s bottom side in absolute desperate need of a win to distance themselves from the relegation zone.

But their dismal away record continues to haunt Bob Faulkner’s side and if they don’t pick up maximum points tomorrow one will begin to wonder where their next win on the road will come from.

Burscough’s shock 4-0 win away at Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday and Hyde’s 3-1 success at Fleetwood Town plunged the Moors into deep trouble but a last minute equaliser from Jake Sedgemore against Tamworth last weekend has left them full of confidence ahead of tomorrow’s trip.

Damson Park witnessed its highest attendance of the season and Moors fans went home happy after the full-back’s last-gasp free-kick salavaged a point.

Matt Bailey had curled in the opener midway through the first half for the promotion-chasing Lambs but Moors should have opened the scoring through Junior English.

Then just before half time Danny Alcock pulled off a wonderful save to deny English for a second time and after the break Simon Travis’ watched his half volley fly inches wide.

At the other end energetic Gareth Sheldon twisted and turned in the box leaving Tom Bonner for dead but Crane tipped the 15-goal hitman’s effort around the post.

As Moors pressed for an equaliser Theo Streete powered a free header over the bar and Jake Edwards screwed his one-on-one effort wide.

Jake Sheriden cleared a Scott Rickards attempt off the line as the ex-Tamworth forward attempted to silence his former fans.

Liam Daly then saw his header fly agonisingly wide and it looked like it was going to be another frustrating afternoon for Faulkner.

But when Bonner was fouled by Sheriden on the edge of the area, up stepped Sedgemore to rattle the ball into the top corner and save a point for the relegation strugglers.


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