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Moors crash to defeat on final day of season

SOLIHULL Moors season-long battle to stay in the Blue Square North ended last week with the side occupying 16th place.

Hyde United 3

Solihull Moors 1

SOLIHULL Moors season-long battle to stay in the Blue Square North ended last week with the side occupying 16th place.

Bob Faulkner’s men were beaten 3-1 at already-relegated Hyde to end the season on a low.

Chris Simm netted goals either side of half time for the hosts before Jake Edwards pulled one back for the Moors.

Chris Lynch restored Hyde’s two-goal lead on 58 minutes and Lee Rick almost grabbed another in the closing stages as the home side cruised to victory.

Highgate United 0

Racing Club Warwick 0

SIX matches in 13 days finally took its toll on Highgate as they failed to break down second from bottom Racing Club Warwick.

The jaded performance nearly burst into life mid-way through the first half when Luke Keen and Chris Gummery were both thwarted by the away keeper.

Gummery then had the ball in the back of the net but the strike was ruled out for offside.

The draw left Highgate in a creditable 13th place in their first season in the Midland Alliance.

Coventry Copsewood 3

Knowle 1

KNOWLE buckled under the pressure of a late Coventry Copeswood onslaught to give away a precious 1-0 lead.

Chris Cannon’s first half strike was cancelled out by a late rally from the hosts.

The midfielder put mid-table Midland Combination side Knowle ahead after 25 minutes with a rasping 20-yard drive but three goals in the last ten minutes gave the hosts the three points.

Dosthill Colts 0

Earlswood Town 2

A FIRST half brace from Aaron Hughes helped Earlswood Town maintain their push for second.

The Malthouse Lane side are just four points behind second-placed Littleton with two games remaining however their promotion charge has ended with Castle Vale JKS confirmed as the Midland Combination One winners.

Silhill 1

Shirley Athletic 2

AFA Premiership title-contenders Shirley saw off local rivals Silhill for the second time this month.

Goals from Patrick Fanning and Phil Rowe helped the away side wrap up the win despite David Johnson equalising for Sils.

Keith Conway and Justin Perry went close for the hosts while man-of-the-match Ben Ince and Ryan Long narrowly missed for Shirley.


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