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Solihull Moors 2 Workington 0

LOANEES James McPike and Waide Fairhurst guided Solihull Moors to a much-needed victory over fellow strugglers Workington on Tuesday night.

LOANEES James McPike and Waide Fairhurst guided Solihull Moors to a much-needed victory over fellow strugglers Workington on Tuesday night.

After six games without a win the pressure was mounting on Bob Faulkner’s men but they proved they are worthy of a place in the Blue Square North with a win that never really looked in doubt.

Despite the comfortable victory Moors never got going until the second half and Faulkner knows there is more to come from his side.

“We were a bit edgy and anxious all over the park,” he said.

“But all these wins are massive.

“They (Workington) are not going to travel four hours on the coach for nothing so we knew it would be tough.

“The second half we were much better and it could have been more. I don’t think Craney (Daniel Crane) had a save to make.

“So overall I’m pleased and we’re looking ahead to Fleetwood now.”

On-loan Birmingham City youngster McPike opened the scoring after 45 minutes when his strike flew into the net after a goalmouth scramble.

New signing Lee Downes had two chances to mark his long-awaited debut with a goal but on both occasions he was denied by the woodwork.

Five minutes from time loan ranger Waide Fairhurst burst through the defence and slotted home to wrap up the win.

Faulkner reserved praise for the new signings and hailed his team’s overall performance.

“We had two new lads playing for us and they did excellent.

“Tom Bonner had a good game and I was really pleased with Lee Downes’ performance.

“It also helped with Simon Travis playing wide right - the signs were good.”

Moors take on Fleetwood Town at Damson Park tomorrow knowing that a win will see them move to within just two points of their Lancashire opponents.

Tickets for the game are just £10 for adults or £5 for concessions. For more information call the club on 0121 705 6770.

 

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