Solihull Moors have a full side available for Saturday’s match with key-men Joe Sbarra & Ryan Boot returning to the club after being away with the England C team. Callum Reilly will also be keen to make his first start after joining the Moors on loan last week.
Predicted Line-Up: Boot (GK) ; Clarke, Howe, Gudger, Boyes ; Maycock, Reilly ; Barnett, Sbarra, Dallas ; Rooney (4-2-3-1)
Maidenhead United will be keen to bounce back after their narrow defeat against Barnet FC on Saturday and I believe they are relatively injury free. Loanee Nathan Ashmore will be keen to play after being absent last weekend.
Predicted Line-Up: Ashmore (GK) ; Sheckleford, Wakely, De Havilland, Wells ; Clerima, Smile, Upward ; Ferdinand, Kelly, McCoulsky (4-3-1-2)
Solihull Moors are currently on a twelve match unbeaten run in the National League which stretches back to early January. The Moors also have three wins on the bounce after beating Woking, Grimsby Town & Eastleigh and will be keen to make it four.
Maidenhead are in poor form only winning once in their last seven. A run that’s included five defeats in that time but their win came against Southend United who finished the game with ten men and they will be desperate to put that form right on Saturday and cause a shock win.
Head To Head Record
There has been eight total meetings between Solihull Moors & Maidenhead United. Solihull have won four matches, Maidenhead have won three with a single draw. However, the visitors will be full of confidence after being unbeaten in four of their last five meetings with the Moors which includes all three of their victories.
The previous meeting between these two sides occurred at York Road back in the middle of December in a game which saw Solihull run riot.
Joe Sbarra opened the scoring after twelve minutes which at the time was his third in three matches. Loanee Harry Boyes then doubled the visitors lead after forty minutes through an excellent finish. Just before half time, Solihull made it three curtesy of midfielder Jamey Osborne. Just before the hour mark, Justin Donawa grabbed a fourth for Solihull Moors to confirm all three points.
At the time, victory took Solihull Moors back into the play off places overtaking Grimsby Town whilst Maidenhead United continued their awful run of form and temporarily slipped in to the relegation zone below Weymouth FC.
Player To Watch - Solihull Moors
My player to watch for Solihull on Saturday afternoon is experienced striker Adam Rooney who will be full of confidence after scoring in last weekends three two win against Woking.
Rooney is a very experienced striker who knows where the back of the net is adding his fourth goal of the season last week. He will create problems and can interchange with the likes of Andrew Dallas, Kyle Hudlin or Danny Newton if required making him a handful for defenders.
Maidenhead’s defence will have to be on top form to stop him from either having chances or creating chances depending on the position he is placed if he starts on Saturday.
Player To Watch - Maidenhead United
My player to watch for Maidenhead has to be their star man Josh Kelly. Kelly was a substitute last weekend but eventually came on and currently has fourteen goals already this season.
Kelly can operate as a loan striker or as a partnership so if things aren’t going the visitors way, Josh will be able to comfortable slot into another role if required which could create plenty of problems for the Moors defence if he’s left unmarked.
If Maidenhead are going to change their form around they will need their star men to stand up and take charge and that is something that striker Josh Kelly can certainly do.
Meet The Managers
Solihull Moors boss Neal Ardley will also be keen to extend their unbeaten run when they host Maidenhead United on Saturday. His side have ten goals in three games and will definitely want to add to that as well.
Maidenhead United manager Alan Devonshire will be very desperate to turn his sides form around after one win in their last seven matches. Positive sides are in the side but they need someone to step up and take control on the pitch.
How To Watch The Game
Tomorrow (Saturday 2nd April), will be a 3:00pm kick off at the ARMCO Arena. Tickets are available for both sides and pay on the gate is also possible. Ticket prices are as follows;
- Adult (25+) £13
- Concessions (65+ & 18-24) £9
- Under 18s £6
- Under 13s With Paying Adult Free
To book tickets, please follow the following link for either home or away fans: http://solihullmoorsfc.ticketco.events/uk/en/m/e/solihull_moors_vs_maidenhead_united22
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