Solihull Moors 0 FC Halifax Town 3
THE opening 15 minutes ware edged in the home team’s favour but given it was the fourth league game in eight days for Halifax that was perhaps to be expected, writes John Clothier.
Dior Angus had the first chance when he got on the end of a high cross but shot wide. Omar Bogle was through for a one-on-one with the keeper but skied his effort from eight yards.
However with their first meaningful attack of the game, St Juste raced down the left flank and found the incoming Needham who hit a low shot into the back of the net for the Shaymen on 20 minutes.
Solihull continued to press and on 30 minutes a corner from Ryan Beswick beat the keeper but there was no-one there for a simple knock-in whilst in added time Bogle got behind the Halifax defence but again shot over.
Again on 55 minutes Beswick’s excellent cross eluded the Moors attack. Solihull were now on the back foot and were lucky to survive a defensive error which was foiled by Jas Singh in goal.
Singh then denied Seddon from ten yards a minute later with a superb dive.
Solihull did have their moments though and were unlucky that referee Walsh saw nothing amiss when Halifax captain, Lowe, tripped English inside the 18-yard box.
In this case it was the visitors who capitalised, Worthington hitting a low drive into the right hand corner of the goal. Moors manager Marcus Bignot made the most of his bench but almost immediately could only thank Singh again for a one-on-one save.
Danny Spencer was on for Beswick with 10 minutes left but disaster struck with two minutes of normal time remaining; a dangerous Moors corner was headed clear to the feet of Titchiner who raced off to thread a perfect pass to Gardner who lobbed Singh to kill off the match for number three.
On the day the better team deserved their victory but the statistics tell the story for Solihull – no shots on target against 8 for Halifax.
Moors played Altrincham on Wednesday night and visit Guiseley on Saturday.