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Faulkner's pride in his battling Moors

TWO battling wins in three days have left Bob Faulkner's Solihull Moors flying high on confidence ahead of their exciting FA Cup second qualifying round trip to Hinckley tomorrow.

TWO battling wins in three days have left Bob Faulkner's Solihull Moors flying high on confidence ahead of their exciting FA Cup second qualifying round trip to Hinckley tomorrow.

A victory would put them into the next round, leaving them just one win away from a potential tie with an English league club.

Jake Edwards smashed in the winner as Moors battled to a solid 1-0 win over local rivals Redditch in their rearranged Setanta Shield first round tie on Tuesday at The Valley Stadium.

The success followed hot on the heels of their first league win after goals from Andy Ducros and Darren Middleton helped Moors fight back to record a 2-1 win over struggling Farsley Celtic.

Daniel Crane worked wonders in the Moors goal to keep them in both games and the front pairing of Jake Edwards and Marcus Palmer looking very promising for the Damson Park side.

Moors conceded an early goal last Saturday as James Walshaw fired Celtic ahead but a determined comeback moved Moors out of the relegation zone.

Ducros was hauled down in the area, allowing Middleton to blast home from the spot, and then the midfield maestro grabbed the winner with a rare header on the stroke of half time.

Jubilant Faulkner was proud of his players after the two wins and cannot wait to get underway at the Marston Stadium tomorrow.

"The players will be travelling with confidence and more belief. We all feel that we can get something out of the game," he said.

"We've had two good games and it's very pleasing and hopefully it carries on against Hinckley.

"We know they're a good side but we want the win. A draw would be ok because we are still in the FA Cup and have the chance to beat them at Damson Park."

 

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