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Solihull Moors draw comfort from northern venture

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IT’S a massive game for Solihull Moors this Saturday at Damson Park as they take on AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy - the same team that dumped them out of the FA Cup last month.

And Marcus Bignot’s men should be in fine fettle after achieving a tight draw at Workington last weekend. The game got off to a frantic start and Workington almost took the lead on five minutes. A back pass from Danny Spencer was played to Jas Singh whose clearance was hit against the charging Johnny Wright but the ball ricocheted past the post.

This seemed to get Moors into action and two minutes later, Omar Bogle forced a corner. Home keeper Aaran Taylor flapped at the cross but David Hewson was well positioned on the line to clear the ball.

It was not all one sided, with Workington having chances, admittedly most from longer range.

And it was the visitors who took the lead on 27 minutes. Bogle made a run into the box, and just when it looked like the opportunity to shoot had gone, a needless challenge saw Bogle go down and get the penalty. Bogle converted it to open the scoring with his fifth of the season.

The second half was dominated by the home team as they chased an equaliser.

The pressure from Workington finally told on 68 minutes when Anthony Wright crossed to the far post. This was met by Johnny Wright whose header went back across the goal to find Connerton.

Despite Workington having the vast majority of the possession, Moors did have one effort on 85 minutes to claim all the points but Bogle saw his shot turned on to the post.

Solihull have now taken eight points in four games, moving three points clear of the relegation zone.

 

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