September 28th, 2016

Solihull Moors maintain bright start with Curzon win

Solihull Moors maintain bright start with Curzon win Solihull Moors maintain bright start with Curzon win
Updated: 12:56 pm, Sep 24, 2015

MOORS maintained their excellent start to the 2015/16 Vanarama National North campaign by beating Curzon Ashton 2-0 on their first ever visit to the The Automated Technology Group Stadium/

Moors might have taken an early lead when Liam Daly back-heeled Connor Franklin’s long throw from five yards out but keeper Burton was well placed.

Curzon showed their intent immediately when sharp shooter Matty Warburton sent a miss-timed shot wide and Jordan Wright forced Danny Lewis to bravely dive at his feet as the Nash pressed forward.

On 11 minutes everyone held their breath as Darryl Knights was clattered to the ground and he was stretchered off and replaced by Jimmy Armson.

At the mid-way stage of the half Moors were well in their stride, with the midfield in the ascendancy although progress in the final third was proving more difficult.

Ryan Beswick shot just wide on 25 minutes from outside of the box and Warburton’s 25 yard shot sailed over the crossbar before the referee ended a goalless first opening period.

After the re-start Armson shot wide after but with Solihull starting to look dangerous they were relieved to see Nash captain Brown’s shot just wide of the post.

On 52 minutes Daly hit a screamer from 25 yards before Beswick’s appeal for a penalty was waived away as he went down from a Franklin throw.

However the tide was turning and on 59 minutes Moors took the lead. Jack Byrne put Nottingham away down the right and the tall defender put in an exquisite cross met ten yards out by the head of Armson which gave the keeper no chance.

At the other end a deceptive in swinging corner was just palmed away by Lewis who was then faced with a one-on-one with the incoming Atkinson but the Moors shot stopper did enough to see the ball wide for a goal kick.

But on 68 minutes Moors scored theor second when Armson played an inch perfect ball in from the left to Moore who coolly looked up before despatching a low drive in to the left hand corner of the net as Moors doubled their advantage.

Daly went close on 74 minutes, but Curzon never gave up for a moment and but for Dean’s header away from danger it might have got some recompense.

Substitute Callum Gittings had a chance with ten minutes left but his shot lacked power while Lewis performed the save of the match as Burnett hit low towards the right hand corner

The win leaves Moors three points clear at the top of the league but with one game in hand on all other clubs except the bottom three.

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