Wrexham 1-1 Solihull Moors: Good Friday Ends With A Share Of The Spoils.
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  • Starting Line-Ups

Solihull Moors made three changes from the side that beat Barnet last weekend. Full-back Harry Boyes returned from illness in replace of Jordan Cranston. Elsewhere, playmaker Joe Sbarra also returned to the starting eleven replacing Danny Newton whilst Jamey Osborne replaced Callum Reilly. 

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


As for Wrexham, they named a completely unchanged side for the sixth consecutive match as they went in search of a huge victory against the side directly below them in the National League table. 

Starting Line-Up: Dibble (GK) ; Hall-Johnson, Hayden, Tozer, Cleworth, McFadzean ; Young, Jones, Davies ; Mullin, Palmer (5-3-2)


  • Story Of The Match 

Solihull Moors had the games first opportunity when Andrew Dallas did well on the left hand side and his low cross found Jamey Osborne but his shot failed to trouble the keeper. Minutes later, Callum Maycock went close for Solihull but was denied by the Wrexham keeper. 

The hosts awoke after that with four separate opportunities as they looked to claw themselves in-front. Firstly, Paul Mullin looked to build on his impressive form but his half hearted attempt was saved by Ryan Boot. Hayden was next for Wrexham but his header was again saved by Boot. Davies then put an exceptional cross into the area but no home players could get that all important touch and then Ollie Palmer looked to convert from close range but he was denied by a Lois Maynard block. 

In a half full of chances, Jamey Osborne went very close to giving the Moors the lead but his effort went inches wide. Callum Maycock then found himself In behind and he picked out Andrew Dallas but he was denied by Wrexham

The final opportunity of the first half saw Ryan Boot forced into a spectacular double save to deny the hosts. 


The second half started very quiet until the fifty-sixth minute when Solihull Moors took the lead. A ball into the penalty area found Joe Sbarra who saw two close range efforts blocked before finally poking the ball past the Wrexham goalkeeper to give the visitors the lead. 

Solihull’s lead lasted just two minutes until Wrexham equalised. Some good build up play saw the ball fall to experienced striker Ollie Palmer who slotted past Ryan Boot and within a blink of an eye, it was one all. 

Within seven minutes, Solihull could have re-taken the lead when Harry Boyes did brilliantly on the left before finding Andrew Dallas who controlled the ball well but fired wide. 

Experienced striker Paul Mullin almost put Wrexham in the lead with eighteen minutes left to play but his near post effort was well kept out by Ryan Boot. 

The only other chance occurred in second half stoppage time when a corner from Young found the head of Hayden but his effort went wide of the target. 



  • Man Of The Match

My man of the match for Friday afternoon is going to be Solihull Moors defender Lois Maynard. Since coming in for Alex Gudger, Maynard has been Mr Reliable at the heart of the Moors defence and put In another excellent performance to keep experienced EFL striker Paul Mullin quiet. 

  • Where Does This Leave Both Sides? 

Following the draw, Wrexham stay third in the National League table and two points clear of their opponents Solihull which allows them to maintain their hopes of achieving an automatic play off place position this season. 

The draw for Solihull Moors will see them stay fourth in the table and just two points behind third place Wrexham. The Moors also make it sixteen matches unbeaten in the league this season which has further cemented their play off place. 

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