Moors 3 Corby Town 0
MANAGER Marcus Bignot said before Tuesday night’s first home league game of the season that bouncing back after last Saturday’s defeat was a strength of this team and how right he was.
From the start, Moors were rampant as wave after wave of attacks signified that nothing less than three points was good enough.
A resolute defence plus the creativity of Darryl Knights and captain Andy Gooding with overlapping runs from Andre Francis and Michael Blackwood delighted the fans while front men Gary Birch and Omar Bogle were on fire.
“It was important to get our first win of the season and dispel any lingering memories of last year’s poor start,” said Bignot.
“I’m delighted with the manner of the win and it was nice to get it at home in front of our own fans. I was happy with all areas of our game.”
Bignot will now be aiming to take that momentum onto their match against Oxford at Damson Park tomorrow, Saturday, and then onto what is likely to be a big bruising encounter at Gloucester City on Monday.
If they can play as they did on Tuesday then it could be a dream start for Solihull.
On 15 minutes against Corby Bogle collected the ball on the left flank and put in a tantalising cross duly met by Knights who flicked in the first goal.
Bogle got the second on 28 minutes, Gary Birch bagging the third just before half time.
l Tomorrow’s match at Damson Park - kick off 3pm - against Oxford is goalkeeper Jas Singh’s 100th in a Solihull Moors shirt.
Against Colwyn Bay last Saturday Solihull never recovered from a thunderous goal from Sean Williams, going on to lose 3-1.