AFTER a dispiriting run of results Solihull Moors are looking ahead to their next fixture against fellow strugglers Droylsden.
Although they’ve lost their last two matches, Solihull have every right to feel hard done by after acquitting themselves well in both outings.
There were lots of positives for Solihull manager Marcus Bignot to take away from their 3-0 loss against high-flying Chester FC.
They dominated play for much of the game on Saturday and were unlucky not to have scored, with Omar Bogle coming close more than once.
Three soft goals handed Chester the victory, but Moors gave a glimpse of their potential as they matched a side with a 100 per cent record this season.
Solihull played an attractive, free-flowing game but lacked the finishing touch when it mattered.
They pushed ahead well and troubled the opposition defence, but struggled to find a rhythm as the match was punctuated at regular intervals by Chester goals.
It was much the same story three days later when they travelled to Bishop’s Stortford.
They conceded two early goals, through a defensive error and an unfortunate deflection, but once again they bounced back.
Solihull threw themselves forward in a valiant attempt to haul the team back into the contest.
Junior English, Danny Spencer and Gary Birch fashioned good chances without converting.
They were made to rue their wastefulness when the home side grabbed two more late on, one either side of a Solihull spot kick scored by Omar Bogle.
Solihull were desperately unlucky not to take more from those matches but will be quietly confident of securing a result against Droylsden, who lie two places below them in the Blue Square Bet Conference North.
They will aim to be more clinical in front of goal and cut out the defensive errors, which should see results pick up.
They kick off in Droylsden on Saturday September 8 at 3pm.