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Solihull Moors plunder the points against Altrincham in last minute smash and grab

SOLIHULL Moors make the long trip to Workington on Saturday buoyed by two impressive performances that saw them pocket four points over the week.

SOLIHULL Moors make the long trip to Workington on Saturday buoyed by two impressive performances that saw them pocket four points over the week.

On a bitterly cold Tuesday night the team, without skipper Phil Midworth and both Michael Blackwood and Ryan Beswick, who were both injured, travelled to Cambridge to play a young Histon side just two points beneath them in the Blue Square North League.

With Jasbir Singh between the posts in fine form, only lack of finishing cost them the full three points, the game ending in a no-score draw.

The result consolidated a superb performance last weekend, widely regarded as their best of the season, when Moors beat high flying Altrincham in the last three minutes of the match.

Altrincham started well and for the opening 10 minutes Solihull soaked up a fair amount of pressure.

However, Omar Bogle was causing all manner of problems with his direct running and his cross on 13 minutes just eluded the incoming Junior English.

It was the visitors who took the lead though, skipper Shaun Densmore’s free kick going round the wall and in off the upright.

Solihull responded well but they saved the best till last.

Dom Langdon put over a long throw into the box, Dior Angus out jumped their defence and nodded the ball down to Junior English who, on the turn, smashed it into the net.

Then with one minute of added time played, a Solihull corner eluded the defence and there was Angus to coolly curl the ball over Coburn and into the back corner of the net.

l Solihull have been drawn against bogey side AFC Fylde in the third round of the FA Trophy at Damson Park on November 10.

 

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