Solihull Moors 7 Corby Town 2
THIS performance - Moors’ biggest-ever win - was a fitting tribute to manager Bob Faulkner, who passed away last Tuesday.
It was Corby, though, who opened the scoring on the half-hour, their striker Adam Webster taking advantage of a defensive lapse from Charlie O’Loughlin.
But within three minutes Moors were level, Ryan Beswick’s curling long-range free kick from the right eluding everybody to end up in the net.
O’Loughlin redeemed himself three minutes before half-time, a towering near-post header from Beswick’s corner giving Moors a 2-1 lead at the break.
Assistant manager Mickey Moore’s half-time team talk must have been inspiring stuff, because Moors made an electrifying start to the second period with three goals in 20 minutes.
Matt Smith fired home three minutes in, before Simon Johnson drilled in from Beswick’s inch-perfect cross and then Smith notched his third goal in two games with a sweet finish.
Corby, who were still trying to get forward, managed to double their tally through Andy Hall.
But Solihull still had goals in them, leaving it until stoppage time for Junior English to hammer one home before a cross from 83-minute sub Emeka Obmiwke hit hapless Corby defender Philip Gulliver and travelled over the goal line to make it a sensational seven.
A collection at the match raised more than £500, which will be donated to Prostate Cancer Research and Acorns Children’s Hospice in memory of Bob Faulkner.
* Moors are away to Alfreton Town this Saturday (ko 3pm) and to Boston United on Tuesday (ko 7.45pm).