Solihull Moors 3-1 Maidenhead United : Moors Make It Four Wins In A Row
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  • Starting Line-Ups

Solihull Moors made only one change from the side that came from behind twice to beat Woking last weekend which saw Adam Rooney start ahead of Kyle Hudlin as the Moors went in search of their fourth straight league win. 

Starting Line-Up: Boot (GK) ; Clarke, Howe, Maynard, Boyes ; Maycock, Osborne ; Barnett, Dallas, Sbarra ; Rooney (4-2-3-1)

Maidenhead United made seven changes from the side that lost to Barnet in their previous league match. Nathan Ashmore started his first game in goal, elsewhere their was a double change up front and more with the visitors in need of a victory. 

Starting Line-Up: Ashmore (GK) ; Sheckleford, Massey, De Havilland, Donnelland ;  Beckwith, Clerima, Upward ; Ferdinand ; Sparkes, Kelly (4-3-1-2)


  • Story Of The Match

Solihull Moors took the lead in this encounter after twelve minutes with the games first proper opportunity in the match. Ryan Barnett does brilliant on the right hand side before finding Kyle Hudlin. Hudlin heads it to Andrew Dallas who fires the ball past the keeper. 

The next opportunity also fell to the Moors when defender Harry Boyes struck an excellent free-kick up and over the wall but it was well saved by debutant keeper Nathan Ashmore. 

After thirty-nine minutes, Solihull Moors doubled their advantage over Maidenhead. Andrew Dallas picked up the ball just outside the area and his long range effort deflected off a Maidenhead man which wrong footed Nathan Ashmore and rolled into the back of the net. 


I said in the match preview that if Maidenhead were to score, it would be through their top scorer Josh Kelly and that’s exactly what happened shortly after half time when he finished a good attacking move for the visitors. 

Solihull Moors then had two excellent chances to restore their two goal advantage. Firstly, Harry Boyes had another free-kick which failed to find a Moors head and then Solihull struck the crossbar when Kyle Hudlin did brilliantly to close the gap on Nathan Ashmore and the ball hit Hudlin and bounced off the underside of the bar and was cleared away. 

With six minutes left, Solihull Moors had another golden chance to restore their two goal cushion when substitute Danny Newton did brilliantly to pick out the inform Joe Sbarra, his effort was blocked by Ashmore and was cleared off the line by Massey. 

However, in the dying minutes, Solihull Moors eventually got their third goal. Harry Boyes had an excellent afternoon at the back and his effort deflected over Nathan Ashmore and into the back of the net to make it three one to Solihull. 


  • Man Of The Match

My man of the match in this entertaining encounter is going to Andrew Dallas for Solihull Moors with Harry Boyes coming a close second. Dallas scored two very important goals to wrap up the three points and boost his goal tally in the process. 

  • Where Does This Leave Both Sides?

For Solihull Moors, they earned their fourth straight league victory and extended their impressive unbeaten run to thirteen matches in the National League. Due to their win, they leapfrog Chesterfield into fourth spot following their heavy defeat to Grimsby Town and only sit a point behind third place Wrexham

As for Maidenhead United, defeat continues their poor run as they now have won once in their last eight matches in the division. Defeat leaves them nineteenth in the National League and thirteen points clear of Kings Lynn Town following their draw against already relegated Dover Athletic