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Leaders will pose tough test for gate

HIGHGATE face a tricky test tomorrow as high-flying Market Drayton visit Tythe Barn Lane.

HIGHGATE face a tricky test tomorrow as high-flying Market Drayton visit Tythe Barn Lane.

The league leaders come to Solihull high on confidence after thrashing Friar Lane 6-0 last weekend.

As for Highgate, they slipped to their sixth league defeat of the season with a 3-1 loss away at Shifnal Town.

Peter Frain's men have only picked up two wins in the league this season, and they got off to the worst possible start when Ben Jeavons headed the visitors ahead just nine minutes into the game.

Perry Cox kept the visitors in the game as he denied Jeavons a second goal and thwarted Craig Gregg when he looked certain to score.

But the shot-stopper could do nothing to prevent Andrew Wells' 20-yard drive doubling the away side's lead in the 60th minute.

Robert Simcox added a third as he weaved through the Highgate backline to fire past Cox before Neil Barnfield missed a penalty minutes later after Wells was brought down in the box.

Gate striker, Neil Kitching reduced the arrears with an 83rd minute header but Alan Shimmon also missed a spot-kick which would have set up a grandstand finish.

 

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