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Solihull Moors 2 Droylsden 1

Solihull Moors 2 Droylsden 1

YOU have to be made of stern stuff to watch the final minutes of any Solihull Moors game these days.

Against Altrincham, Angus scored the winner in added time, away to Boston Bogle equalised with the last kick of the game, At Gainsborough it was Knights who equalised in added time and at FC Halifax they missed a penalty with the last kick of the game.

So what could possibly go wrong against second from bottom Droylsden who have not won away this season?

Only five of the 16 man squad remained from the side Solihull beat comprehensively 4 – 2 earlier in the season, but Droylsden are not called “The Bloods” for nothing. Moors slowly got into their stride with Michael Blackwood lobbing the stranded keeper but the ball clearing the bar on 16 minutes and Tom Kemp heading straight at the keeper on 21 minutes.

With eight minutes of the half remaining Moors failed to deal with a cross allowing O’Neill to thump home the ball passed the hapless Moors keeper.

Manager Marcus Bignot made two changes at half time; Dior Angus was on for the injured Blackwood and Keenah Rosser for Spencer who had been yellow carded earlier. This gave them more opportunities down the right flank and on the hour Angus crossed to Gary Birch whose shot was deflected for a corner and on 68 minutes it was Angus again but shooting straight at the keeper.

With 15 minutes to go, Angus collected the ball wide on the right, danced passed three defenders and fired a low shot at what seemed an impossible angle; the ball hit the post, rebounded off the keeper’s shoulder and Moors were level.

Then with one minute remaining, Omar Bogle was up ended just outside the 18 yard box and from the free kick Angus curled a peach of a shot into the top right hand corner to claim all three points.

The win pushes the unbeaten league run to 12 games and at 12th in the league, they are three points behind the play off pack.

 

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