“IT’LL probably be a 5-5 game” joked Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot, talking as he prepares his ring rusty team for the visit of Workington to Damson Park on Saturday.
In their last two fixtures, against Worcester City last weekend and Eastwood Town on Tuesday night, his team have been by far the better side on the pitch but drew the first one 0-0 and the second 1-1. Finding the back of the net has been a problem.
“The important thing is that we’re creating chances. If we weren’t, then I would be worried,” said Bignot.
“However the emphasis has definitely shifted in the team onto the forwards and the need to convert chances into goals.”
Workington, have played two games more, sit just below Solihull in 16th place in the Blue Square Bet North league, with both teams on 35 points.
“It’s all about converting the chances we’ve created and although we drew the last two games the players reacted as if we’d lost, but we’ve got to be more clinical in front of goal.”
Against Worcester, Solihull controlled the game from start to finish, continually getting themselves into a good position only to fluff it as a lack of composure in front of goal cost them time and again.
The best chance of the afternoon fell to Richard Walker. It was on forty-nine minutes when Lee Morris surged into City’s Area and shot. The ‘Keeper parried and it fell to Walker who put the ball over the bar from ten yards.
Away against Eastwood Town Solihull took the lead on 33 minutes through Stuart Pierpoint only to see it cancelled out by Jevaise Christie on 49.
On Saturday kick off is 3pm.