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Faulkner rues missed chances as Moors are held at Damson Park

Solihull Moors 1 Harrogate Town 1

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Solihull Moors 1 Harrogate Town 1

SOLIHULL Moors were unlucky not to pick up a fourth consecutive home win as they drew 1-1 with high-flying Harrogate on Saturday.

Bob Faulkner admitted that he was happy to get a point out of the game but felt his side were good for the win.

“We had a few decent opportunities which you don’t often get when you’re playing the big teams,” he said.

“If they had gone in then we may have got what we deserved.”

Jake Edwards opened up the scoring after 19 minutes with a near post header from Carl Motteram’s cross.

The satisfied boss was pleased with the goal after saying that it was something they had been working on in training.

Minutes later Darren Middleton’s speculative long-range effort thundered off the bar and Faulkner wondered whether his side would have a better chance of adding to the score.

On the half hour mark Harrogate equalised against the run of play when Nathan Peat curled in a free-kick.

But still Moors continued to attack and both Edwards and Liam Daly had chances to put the hosts back ahead before half time.

After the break third-placed Harrogate got back into the game however it was Moors who looked the only side likely to grab the winner.

Peter Faulds, Middleton, and substitute Jason Moore all had good efforts but the home side were forced to settle for a draw.

Faulkner was pleased with his sides defending after previously lamenting the backline last week.

“They stuck to the task and there’s nothing they could have done about the free kick.”

On Saturday Moors travel to Norfolk to take on Blue Square North new-boys Kings Lynn.



Cathrina Hulse
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