Solihull Moors FC 0 Alfreton Town FC 1
MOORS face Vauxhall Motors away on Saturday on the first of four legs that could see them clinch a place in the play offs.
Win or lose though the Damson Park outfit know they’ve already had a brilliant season.
“If someone had asked me on August 8 last year would I be disappointed if we finished just outside the play offs I would say no way,” said club chairman Nigel Collins.
“We’ve got four games left and if we win all four we make the play offs it’s as simple as that, but whatever happens we’ve had a wonderful season.”
Moors always knew that runaway Blue Square Bet North leaders Alfreton might be a step too far. so it proved in a hard physical game that was hard to referee and hard to watch.
Played on a rock-hard surface the ball spent a lot of time in the air. When it bounced, it bounced high. Consequently the players were constantly confronting each other in difficult positions.
There was lots of aggression; lots of physical action and not much of the beautiful game. Three were booked before half-time.
The only goal of the game came on 67 minutes when Dom Langdon fouled in the area. Mr. Morris had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Law scored.
This was a topsey-turvey game where one side had a period of attack, then the other.
Alfreton Town proved very physical, but against Moors they received as good as they gave.
There were fouls aplenty, 41 in the impact area.
Deep into time added on, it was Solihull doing all the attacking, most thought Junior English was fouled, but Mr Morris game a foul to Alfreton.
The Moorsman said something to the official and received a second yellow and an early bath. A disappointing end to a tough day.
Moors are next at home on April 23 against Hinckley - kick off 3pm.