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Holiday points cheer as Moors’ run goes on

SOLIHULL Moors continued their good run in the Blue Square North after grabbing four points over the bank holiday weekend.

SOLIHULL Moors continued their good run in the Blue Square North after grabbing four points over the bank holiday weekend.

In their home game against Stalybridge Celtic on Saturday, the Moors started vigorously and within two minutes Junior English blazed a shot just over the bar from 20 yards out.

In the tenth minute Tim Gould put Mark Gardner through, whose shot from the edge of the penalty area was fielded low down by the Celtic ‘keeper. Despite this pressure, Stalybridge went ahead on the quarter hour with a well struck opportunist goal from Matty Barlow into the roof of the net.

Eight minutes after the restart Matty Barlow put Celtic further ahead from a well worked move, which carved Solihull’s defence wide open, enabling him to place the ball out of reach of Danny Crane’s right hand.

The Moors’ Ross Dempster replaced Gardner and had an immediate impact. He fed Gould who pulled a goal back after sliding the ball into the net from 15 yards.

Thirteen minutes from the end, Solihull bagged a deserved equaliser when Liam Daly rose to a Darren Stapleton free kick and headed in off the far post to make it 2-2.

Then on Monday, The Moors put their slow start to the season well and truly behind them after beating Stafford Rangers 3-2.

Playing at Marston Road, Stafford came at Solihull early and within two minutes had forced Liam Daly into giving away a penalty. Luckily for the Moors, Nick Wellecomme fired the ball straight at the goalkeeper.

Despite going behind to a Bobby Wilson goal for Stafford, the Moors soon equalised with a goal from last season’s top scorer Jake Edwards.

Four minutes later Solihull were in front. An in-swinging corner taken by Darren Stapleton on the right, was glanced home by Edwards for his second goal of the game.

The lead didn’t last long though, as on 30 minutes Mills grabbed the equaliser with a looping header for the home side.

The second half started much the same as the first, with chances falling to strikers on both teams, only to find the two goalkeepers in fine form.

With 15 minutes to go, Theo Streete had a goal disallowed, but a few minutes later Daly made up for the disappointment by heading home a Stapleton free kick to give Solihull the much needed three points.

 

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