Droylsden 1 Solihull Moors 0
MOORS chairman Nigel Collins has described this Saturday’s FA Trophy clash at Damson Park with Yorkshire side Ossett Town as a ‘banana skin’ game.
Blue Square North Solihull have never played Ossett, who compete in the The Evo-Stik League Northern Premier - First Division North.
Meanwhile ten-man Droylsden survived a second-half bombardment to claim the double over Moors and end their recent unbeaten run.
Droylsden took a controversial lead on 16 minutes that led to a mass appeal from the Moors’ players claiming handball. It was the first league goal conceded by Moors from open play in seven games.
Solihull then had a series of chances to equalise, but failed to convert.
Collins said: “We were disappointed. It was a game we thought we should have won, but we weren’t able to score the goals.
“The goal was disputed, but we had opportunities.
“Defensively we’ve been very strong, but we haven’t been getting the goals and that’s an area Marcus (Bignot, Moors manager) has been working on.”
Speaking on the cup tie, he added: “We can’t take these games lightly.
“They beat Barwell 4-2 and Barwell beat us here last year in the FA Cup.”
Collins added: “After a very poor start to the season, we’ve proceeded very well with 20 points from 11 games which we’d like to keep going.
“We are improving all the time.”
Moors will host Ossett on Saturday in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy, KO 3pm.
On Tuesday Moors have a league game away to Hinckley United, KO 7.45pm, subject to a winning result on Saturday.