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Last gasp goal seals home victory – and three points

HOME debut boy, Ryan Beswick, buried an 89th minute penalty to secure a first home win, and three valuable points for Solihull Moors.

HOME debut boy, Ryan Beswick, buried an 89th minute penalty to secure a first home win, and three valuable points for Solihull Moors.

And following the result, assistant manager, Paul Wanless, said he wants the victory to be the catalyst that kick starts their season.

Next up for the Moors is a tough away game against Droylsden, who are near the top of a congested Blue Square North table.

“They are a very, very, good side,” said Wanless, who became the Solihull Moors’ new assistant manager at the beginning of the season.

“They are an excellent team who are good in every department, so we know we’ve got a hard game. But at the same time, although it’s going to be a tough one, we’re going as the underdogs. So, hopefully, that takes a bit of pressure off the boys, and they can play a little bit.”

On Saturday, the Moors played fellow strugglers Harrogate Town, and began the game intent on getting all three points.

Mark Gardner, Junior English, and James McPike, all went close in the first half, and the home side continued to be frustrated in the early stages of the second.

The game appeared to be heading for a goalless draw, but then suddenly in the 89th minute, Ross Dempster played a through ball to James McPike, who was adjudged to have been tripped by the keeper. New boy Beswick sent the fans crazy as he slotted the ball home from the penalty spot.

“We should have been out of sight early on, but we were still creating chances, which is a good sign,” added Wanless.

“Getting our first home win of the season took longer than we hoped for, but now we can hopefully relax a little bit, and kick on from here.”

 

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