Gainsborough Trinity 1 Solihull Moors 1
Solihull Moors 1 Vauxhall Motors 0
AN away point on the road at Gainsborough, thanks to Simon Johnson’s 76-minute strike, followed by a win at Damson Park against Vauxhall leave the Moors sixth in the table as they host Harrogate Town this Saturday.
Vauxhall had their chances, but after a series of these were blocked, saved and sent behind, Charlie O’Loughlin stuck the ball in the net to put the Moors in front.
After the break Motors stepped up a gear and put Solihull under tremendous pressure with 11 second-half corners. Grice and McGivern had impressed for Motors in the first half, and then they were joined by Anoruo. He had been anonymous in the first half, but he shone in the second.
Solihull hardly had a shot in the second half, but are made of stern stuff. With Sam Adkins fading as the clock ticked on, and Joe Clarke getting worse the harder he tried, it was left to Phil Midworth and Charlie O’Loughlin to step up to the plate.
Simon Johnson chased everything, which was just as well with Adam Cunnington below par. Try as they might, Vauxhall just could not beat Moors keeper Jasbir Singh and the Solihull back four. Motors having Dames sent off on 77 minutes did not help, but the difference was hardly noticed, so much pressure were the Moors under.
Solihull ground out this result, and had been made to. Motors never gave any quarter.
Afterwards, Solihull’s assistant manager Micky Moore said: “Awful, but we won! Move on.”
Tomorrow’s game against Harrogate Town kicks off at Damson Park at 3pm.