October 1st, 2016

Solihull Moors set for ‘six pointer’ against North Ferriby United

Solihull Moors set for ‘six pointer’ against North Ferriby United Solihull Moors set for ‘six pointer’ against North Ferriby United
Updated: 10:07 am, Jan 07, 2016

MOORS are preparing themselves for another six-pointer as the league leaders host promotion rivals North Ferriby United in the Vanarama National North.

An impressive festive period saw Marcus Bignot’s side pick up ten points out of a possible 12 and they also beat Brackley 3-0 on Tuesday evening to cement their position at the top.

North Ferriby currently sit four points behind Moors in the standings but have played one game less and they have lost just four matches in the league all season.

The Villagers gave Moors a fight in the reverse fixture back in August when Tom Denton had looked to have secured all three points for Ferriby, but Jimmy Armson salvaged a point for Moors deep into stoppage time.

Moors boss Bignot knows his side are in for another tough encounter and has a healthy regard for his opposite number.

He said: “Billy Heath has found a system that works and the momentum has carried his team to the top of the Northern Premier League and then onto their two full seasons at this level.

“They have a belief in themselves which was all too evident when we played them back in August, and from our perspective, we were very pleased to come away with the point.

“The teams on Saturday will be playing two different formations and it will be a close call.

“We come into the match on the back of our double header against Nuneaton – the first time Moors have taken all six points in the Christmas derbies.

“To have won both those matches shows the mind set of the squad plus the physical determination to battle with full time opposition.”

Admission for Saturday’s match, which kicks off at 3pm, is priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and 12 to 15-year-olds and is free for under-12s when accompanied by a paying adult.

Season ticket holders from Aston Villa, Birmingham City, West Brom, Coventry and Walsall can attend the game for half price.

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