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Moors struggle to draw after wonder goal

MOORS clung on to a point in a resolute defensive display at Damson Park.

MOORS clung on to a point in a resolute defensive display at Damson Park.

It was stalemate in the first-half as Stafford’s McAughtrie and Moors’ Streete commanded everything that came their defence’s way.

Within the first minute Ryan Beswick had an excellent chance to put the home side in front, instead shooting wide.

Adam Cunnington also had opportunities, but it was not until the second-half that he found the back of the net.

Early in the second-half McDonald should have scored for Rangers, and Cunnington again went close at the other end.

However he did not have long to wait for his goal, a magnificent mazy run through the Stafford defence dodging defenders, ending in a goal from a seemingly impossible angle.

The Moors were not celebrating for long, however. Just four minutes later Tyree Clarke was on hand for the equaliser, having been gifted the opportunity.

The goal brought Stafford to life and from then until the end of the game, the Moors were under constant pressure.

As the midfield dropped back to assist the defence, a huge gap opened up in the middle of the park, with the Moors’ strikers finding themselves increasing distanced from the rest of the team.

Solihull were unable to hold on to the ball, and the young side were left holding on by the skin of their teeth.

The final whistle finally sounded with the scores tied at 1-1. Bob Faulkner’s team face a tricky duo of away games up next. AFC Telford, who have yet to lose this season, beckon this weekend, with a trip to Nuneaton Town on Tuesday completing the Moors mini-tour of the Midlands.

 

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