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Solihull Moors 1 King’s Lynn 1

JAMES McPike came off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage time equaliser and extend Moors unbeaten run to six games on Tuesday.

JAMES McPike came off the bench to grab a dramatic stoppage time equaliser and extend Moors unbeaten run to six games on Tuesday.

The on-loan Birmingham City forward changed the game and despite being cruelly denied a penalty by the most blatent handball you will ever see, as well as missing a sitter from two yards.

However he salvaged a point with a goal that more than made amends for his previous miss.

Goals from Jake Sedgemore and Scott Rickards had given Moors a vital 2-0 win away at Hucknall last weekend and the point in mid-week leaves them full of confidence ahead of tomorrow’s home encounter against league leaders Gateshead.

In one of the most entertaining games Damson Park has seen this season Darren Middleton was denied by Scott Howie in the 14th minute when his ferocious free-kick was tipped over the bar.

The stopper then thwarted Jake Edwards before former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Andy Johnson struck the post in reply for King’s Lynn.

Pint-sized Dominic Dwyer was a constant menace to the Moors backline and he nearly broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when he wriggled past Tom Bonner but shot straight at Danny Crane.

Instead it was Bradley Thomas who opened the scoring when sloppy Moors defending allowed the centre-back to scramble the ball home from a free-kick - a feat Liam Daly couldn’t reproduce at the other end when he blazed over from four yards out.

The 69th minute was one to forget for both referee and linesman as full-back Adam Smith clearly blocked McPike’s cross with his hand, but neither official signalled a penalty.

As the hosts searched for an equaliser gaps began to appear at the back but Dwyer for all his running just couldn’t beat Crane.

At the other end McPike fired over from two yards and then floated a header wide from a teasing Alex Price delivery.

But it was all smiles for the 20-year-old forward when he picked up the ball outside the box, skipped past his man and curled in the equaliser to spark wild celebrations amongst the team.

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