Solihull Moors 3 - 0 Corby Town
Hinckley United 0 - 3 Solihull Moors
SOLIHULL Moors had their best week of the season - and moved further away from the dreaded drop zone - after they recorded two three-nil wins in a matter of days.
Moors beat Corby at the weekend, but will take most pride out of their Tuesday night away victory at third-placed Hinckley.
Two-goal Ryan Beswick was the Solihull hero as Moors clinched three valuable points on Saturday, the breakthrough coming on 36 minutes when Jake Edwards was fouled in the box. Corby’s Tommy Jaszczun was shown a red and Beswick fired home the spot kick.
On 54 minutes Edwards’ long-range shot was tipped round the post for a corner and from the kick Liam Murray headed goal-wards for Junior English to get the final touch.
Alex Price was an inch away from number three on the hour mark, but on 67 minutes, Beswick clinched victory with a superb free kick.
On Tuesday night Moors travelled to Hinckley and played out the proverbial game of two halves. In a dismal first, the only effort of note fell to Hinckley’s Matt West whose chip was blocked by the onrushing Moors keeper.
But the second period proved to be a vast improvement, with the home side going close to breaking the deadlock four minutes into the half when Andy Hall saw his shot blocked by keeper Crane’s legs.
But Moors survived that scare and struck the opener five minutes later. Simon Johnson and Edwards combined in the area and turned the ball on to Gould who fired home from six yards.
Hinckley’s promotion aspirations took another knock four minutes later when Bob Faulkner’s side doubled their advantage. Ryan Beswick saw his shot blocked by a defender and after English was sent sprawling, Price was on hand to scoop the loose ball beyond MacKenzie.
They wrapped up a convincing victory five minutes from time when Edwards and English combined on the break with the latter slotting home from inside the area.