A POOR game that saw not a single shot on goal by Solihull ended in a smash and grab for opponents Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday.
The Moors were hopeful of a win after the away team’s recent thrashings and their own good form - but it wasn’t to be.
During the first half hour, Gainsborough had two attempts on goal, both of which were punched away by Danny Crane. In the 31st minute Gainsborough’s most influential player, Ashley Burbeary, with his striking blonde hair sent over a cross from the left.
It found Glynn Hurst with acres of space, who had little difficulty in heading the only goal of the game from six yards out. Gainsborough started the second half the better team.
A quarter of an hour from the end saw frantic action in the Moors’ goal mouth, when a free kick dropped into the box and four Gainsborough players tried to score.
The efforts from the first three were blocked, with the fourth sending the ball over the bar.
Solihull could count themselves lucky they had not conceded any more goals as the game came to an end and Gainsborough finished the deserved 1-0 victors.
Things got no better on Tuesday night when the Moors played at home against Ilkeston Town.
Within 16 minutes the away side were two up, and it wasn’t until a half time ‘talking to’ from manager Bob Faulkner, that Solihull responded.
Yet Ilkeston were soon playing the better football again and Duncum added to Solihull’s woes with nine minutes to go.