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Faulkner calling for more belief

BOB Faulkner wants his Solihull Moors troops to 'believe in themselves' and pick up a shock win at league leaders Southport tomorrow.

BOB Faulkner wants his Solihull Moors troops to 'believe in themselves' and pick up a shock win at league leaders Southport tomorrow.

After a 4-1 defeat at Hinckley in the FA Cup last week, the odds are highly stacked against Moors, as Southport continue to tear up the Blue Square North.

But Faulkner says that 'anything can happen in football' and he is hoping for a reaction from his players at Haig Avenue.

"The players have just got to believe in themselves or else it will be another defeat," said Faulkner.

"I'm sure they will bounce back though. "Last week Hinckley were too good for us in all areas and we have to hold our hands up and say that.

"They have really pushed on, and when they buy the type of players that they have, you are always going to struggle to match them."

While Moors were receiving a pasting at the Marston Stadium, free-scoring Southport were racking up their fourth consecutive win with a 3-2 success over Vauxhall Motors.

Faulkner had predicted a tough tie and the long-serving boss got what he expected as Moors were 4-0 down after just 55 minutes.

In-from keeper Danny Crane blocked an Alex Taylor shot early on before Adam Webster hit the post as Hickley came out all guns blazing.

Centre forward Webster then hit the woodwork for a second time but defender Leigh Platnauer broke the deadlock with a powerful header from a corner in the 25th minute.

Hinckley doubled their lead ten minutes later when Tom Bonner headed an in-swinging free kick firmly into the bottom right hand corner.

After the break there was no let up for Moors as a quick-fire brace from Webster put his side firmly in the driving seat.

Darren Middleton dispatched a penalty after Marcus Palmer was fouled in the area but Junior English was sent off late on to top off a miserable day.

 

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