Grimsby Town vs Solihull Moors: Match Preview, How To Watch & More!
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  • Team News

Solihull Moors suffered zero injury concerns when they put five past Eastleigh at the weekend. The only possible change could see Adam Rooney replaced by Danny Newton who scored. Aside from that, I’d expect the lineup to be exactly the same. 

Predicted Line-Up: Boot (GK) ; Clarke, Howe, Gudger, Boyes ;  Maycock, Osborne ; Barnett, Sbarra, Dallas ; Newton (4-2-3-1)


Grimsby Town picked up an excellent point away to promotion hopefuls Boreham Wood at the weekend whilst keeping another clean sheet. Callum Jones, Ben Fox & Arjan Raikhy are all out. James McKeown is also out so a lineup similar to Saturday’s game is also expected. 

Predicted Line-Up: Crocombe (GK) ; Efete, Waterfall, Smith, Amos ; Coke, Burgess ; Clifton, McAtee, Sousa ; Taylor (4-2-3-1)


  • Form Guide

Solihull Moors are currently on a ten match unbeaten league run which stretches back to the start of 2022. The Moors will also be in fine form after putting five past Eastleigh on Saturday. Saturday’s win however, was their first win in four games after drawing the previous three against Notts County, Kings Lynn Town & Southend United. 

As for Grimsby Town they’ve lost just once in their previous nine league games which was a one nil defeat away to Southend United at the start of March. That run has included some big wins against the likes of Yeovil Town and Notts County. They are also on a two match unbeaten run and will be keen to extend that to three matches on Tuesday. 

  • Head To Head Record

There has only been three matches in all competitions between Solihull Moors and Grimsby Town. The first match took place in December 2015 in the FA Trophy with then National League North side Solihull drawing one all at Damson Park with Andy Brown scoring for the hosts and James Alabi scoring for the Mariners. The replay, two weeks later saw, Grimsby play out a three two victory to knock the Moors out. The only other fixture was the reverse fixture earlier on in the season.


  • Previous Meeting

As mentioned above, Solihull Moors & Grimsby Town met earlier on in the season at ARMCO Arena in the National League where the Moors picked up a two nil victory. 

In a lively mid-week encounter, Solihull Moors took the lead after seven minutes. Moors debutant James Clarke raced down the right hand side and delivered an excellent ball into the area which was fired home by Adam Rooney. Shaun Pearson came close to equalising for Grimsby Town but his header was saved on the line by goalkeeper Ryan Boot. Moors’ match winner arrived mid-way through the second half when substitute Joe Sbarra produced a sublime solo run and finish to confirm the points. 

At the time, the defeat left Grimsby Town third in the table, four points behind the league leaders Chesterfield. Elsewhere, the victory lifted Solihull Moors into the play-offs, leapfrogging Dagenham & Redbridge

  • Player To Watch - Grimsby Town

For Grimsby Town my player to watch has to be their playmaker, John McAtee. McAtee is their top goalscorer this season scoring eleven goals in twenty-nine appearances this season. 

McAtee can operate as an attacking midfielder or even a false number nine if required which could cause Solihull’s defence some problems if he isn’t handled correctly on the night. 

If Grimsby Town are going to have a chance of winning tomorrow nights match, they have to make sure their play goes through McAtee and he isn’t put under any sort of excessive pressure. Therefore, the players either side of him, have to support him throughout the game. 

  • Player To Watch - Solihull Moors 

My player to watch for Solihull has to be their in-form playmaker Joe Sbarra. The twenty-three year old will be flying in confidence after scoring his first career hat-trick at the weekend. 

Sbarra currently has fourteen goals for the season and is tied with Scotsman Andrew Dallas for the top scorer award. Sbarra can operate through the middle or even out on either wing which will cause Grimsby’s defence a lot of problems if they can’t contain him.

He will constantly be on the front foot, and will be eager to add to his goals tally which could really boost Solihull’s chances of securing a play off spot this season and the Mariners will need to be at the top of their game for sure. 

  • Meet The Managers

Solihull Moors boss Neal Ardley was full of praise for his lads after scoring five on Saturday afternoon. Ardley will be keen for a victory especially given a win could take Solihull within a point of fourth place Wrexham if results go their way. 

Elsewhere, Grimsby Town manager Paul Hurst will be keen to pick up Grimsby’s first win over Solihull since December 2015. He will also be keen to win the game knowing a victory  will take The Mariners into the play off places and more importantly, above their opponents. 

  • How To Watch The Game

Tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd March), will be a 7:45pm kick off at Blundell Park. Tickets are available for both sides and pay on the gate is also possible. Ticket prices are as follows; 

- Adults (23-64) £20

- OAPs (65+) £13

- Young Adults (18-22) £13

- Teenagers Unaccompanied (12-17) £7

- Teenagers Accompanied (12-17) £5

- Student/Unemployed £13

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Thanks For Reading & Enjoy The Game!