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Moors score 4 in goal feast

FULL credit to Redditch for clearing away the snow and making the pitch playable, if heavy.

FULL credit to Redditch for clearing away the snow and making the pitch playable, if heavy.

The surface did resemble glue, but it was playable.

Both sides did really well on a difficult surface, and Solihull still played their neat passing game, whist United preferred the more direct approach.

Although Danny Crane had to make four top-class saves in the first half, it was the Moors who were the more dangerous.

It was no surprise when Alex Price’s free kick on the touchline some forty yards out and on the left, eluded everyone and sailed into the net. A strange goal, but one Solihull deserved.

McGrath was lucky the card was only yellow, when he brought down Junior English on a surge into the box.

The referee gave a free kick on the line which was wasted.

A minute into the second half, Solihull were two up. A real old-fashioned goal-mouth scramble ended with Simon Johnson stabbing the ball home.

Twelve minutes later it was three. A long ball split the home defence and Johnson ran through and nearly broke the net with his shot.

With Johnson up front complimenting Jake Edwards and providing an outlet for the mid-field and defence; and with the hard tackling Tim Gould back, The Moors are a different side, and very difficult to break down.

With fifteen minutes to go, Charlton powered home a United corner to deny Moors a clean sheet, but three minutes later Theo Streete trapped the ball and turned in the Area, only to be tripped. Penalty!

As substitute Ross Dempster struck the ball, the referee blew and booked Clarke for encroachment, The cool-headed Dempster made no mistake and Solihull were 1 - 4 up.

This was a really good win on a difficult pitch against determined opposition. But the real test will come next Saturday when Eastwood Town are the visitors to Damson Park.


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