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Moors improve as they head to safety

BOB Faulkner can breathe a little easier after watching his side transform into a force to be reckoned with.

BOB Faulkner can breathe a little easier after watching his side transform into a force to be reckoned with.

An eight-game unbeaten run, which also incorporates back-to-back away victories, has left Solihull Moors eight points above the drop zone.

And although the Damson Park outfit are by no means safe from relegation, a win tomorrow against fellow strugglers Burscough will go a long way to securing Blue Sqaure North football next season.

After the crunch six-pointer Moors travel to Harrogate Town on Tuesday and two victories could be enough to save them.

Jake Edwards rediscovered his goalscoring touch against Farsley Celtic on Saturday striking home the only goal of the game.

On a bumpy and bobbly pitch in West Yorkshire neither team was able to get their free-flowing passing game moving. Instead it was a scrappy affair short of clear-cut chances.

The Celts’ best opportunity of the match came on 33 minutes when Luke Malcher headed Dominic Krief’s cross against the post from six yards.

From the resulting corner Mark Jackson was unable to get a clean connection on the ball from a few yards out.

Moors were also left cursing the woodwork minutes later when James McPike saw his effort crash off the post and strike partner Scott Rickards was thwarted by goalkeeper Curtis Aspden with the rebound.

Just before half time Jake Sedgemore’s free-kick was saved and Edwards’ follow-up beat Aspden but not the crossbar.

After the break Moors took the lead through Edwards when he latched onto a cross into the box and although Farsley introduced fresh legs there seemed no way through the away side’s backline.

With time running out Malcher had a chance to level the scores but he headed Ryan Serrant’s cross over the bar.

Tickets for tomorrow’s six-pointer are priced £10 for adults and £5 for concessions. Bookings can be made by calling the club on 0121 705 6770.


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