Blue Square North:
Solihull Moors 1 Droylsden 2
SOLIHULL’S five-game unbeaten home run ended with a narrow defeat to play-off chasing Droylsden at the weekend.
The Manchester outfit completed the double over Solihull, thanks to Tony Gray’s winning goal on 63 minutes.
The visitors started well and playing some good football took the lead on 12 minutes with Alex Brown slotting home.
Solihull came into the game and on the half hour mark Alex Price’s corner caused mayhem in the Droylsden box.
Jake Edwards then blasted into the side netting on 32 minutes, but a minute later he turned provider when he set up Junior English for the equaliser.
Solihull should have led at half-time, as right on the whistle a free kick from Ryan Beswick hit the Droylsden post.
The second half followed a similar pattern, the visitors again taking the lead through Gray but this time Solihull were denied an equaliser three times by good saves from keeper Paul Phillips.
He produced a point-blank block from Price on 67 minutes, and then denied an Indy Khela shot seven minutes later before finally saving brilliantly at the feet of Beswick as the Moors’ winger broke through.
The defeat however has not left manager Bob Faulkner wanting to ‘panic buy’ before the transfer deadline ends this weekend. He said: “We will get the Easter games out of the way before we start to speak with the players. They will want to know where they stand.”
* Moors travel to Stalybridge tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm) before a home game against Stafford Rangers on Easter Monday (3pm).