TWO former West Midlands favourites will return to the region tomorrow (Saturday) but they won’t be here to help out Bob Faulkner’s Solihull Moors.
Aston Villa and Coventry City old-boy Julian Joachim will spearhead the King’s Lynn front-line while ex- West Bromwich Albion and Nottingham Forest midfielder Andy Johnson will add the bite in the centre of the park.
Moors are in desperate need of a saviour and probably wish the 34-year-old Joachim could line up for them.
But instead they will have to keep the hitman at bay without the presence of regular defensive duo Liam Daly and Lee Collins.
Daly will start the first game of a three-match suspension while Collins is still out injured.
Leading scorer Jake Edwards will also miss the game leaving loan signing Waide Fairhurst and Scott Rickards as the starting strikers.
With games running out Moors know how important it is to pick up points at home especially as their dire away form continued last weekend.
Fortunately none of the teams below them picked up any points over the weekend, however if they each win just one of their games in hand Moors will be only one point off the bottom.
Nathan Pond opened the scoring after a free kick was taken quickly.
Simon Travis and his team mates were cursing the referee after the right-back was harshly adjudged to have fouled his opposition which led to the free-kick.
But there was no complaining two minutes later when Ricky Mercer doubled the hosts’ advantage to leave Moors 2-0 down with less than 20 minutes on the clock.
In the second half Scott Rickards was unlucky with a clever back flick but despite their possession there seemed to be no way through.
Deep into added on time another soft decision was given - this time in Moors’ favour and Jake Sedgemore made no mistake from the penalty spot to score a consolation goal.
Tickets for Moors v King’s Lynn are just £10 for adults, £5 concessions. For more info call 0121 705 6770. Kick-off is 3pm.