21st Sep, 2019

Blissett off to blistering start as Moors hit four

Ben Tyler 27th Dec, 2018

NATHAN Blissett got his Solihull Moors career off to the perfect start with a brace as the visitors went goal crazy in a 4-0 thumping of Chesterfield at the Proact Stadium.

It would only take the newly-signed striker four minutes to find the net with almost his first touch in the club’s colours, Danny Wright sliding the ball through for Blissett to control and send the ball into the far corner past Callum Burton.

Chesterfield grew into the game after a quarter of an hour and had their first real sight of goal when Lee Shaw broke through into the Moors six yard box and unleashed a storming effort which Ryan Boot managed to deal with.

But despite the hosts increased efforts to find an equaliser, they were pegged further back when Moors doubled their lead before the half-hour mark – a corner was headed across the face of goal by Liam Daly, which Blissett was alert to, heading home to immediately announce himself to the Solihull faithful.

Boot was showing no sign of being beaten, denying Alfie Beestin as both sides displayed their ability to carve out chances, but it was the visitors who had a cushioned lead at the break from an open first-half.

Immediately from the break Solihull showed no sign of letting up their two-goal advantage and looked to add further to the score, Wright seeing his thumping strike tipped onto the goal frame and away within seconds of the restart.

Shaw’s prowess from the right-wing caused the majority of problems, and it would have been a different game had his cross been turned home by Levi Amantchi – who could only send wide of the mark.

The game was put beyond doubt with 20 minutes remaining when a Darren Carter free-kick was swept into the box to perfectly fall to the head of Alex Gudger, the defender crashing a close-range header home to accrue a convincing scoreline away from home.

It all seemed too much for the Chesterfield crowd as a number of supporters made their way onto the pitch in protest, which Moors used as motivation to further add to their woes four minutes after play was resumed in the 79th minute – substitute Jermaine Hylton cutting in from the left and pearling a shot into the near post corner.

Solihull managed to create a few extra chances, but a 4-0 scoreline was how it ended – leaving manager Tim Flowers beaming with pride.

“As a team we were excellent. We had to bounce back from a defeat where we were below par. Today we were right back on it. I thought we were bright and I couldn’t be any more delighted with them – it’s a massive three points for us.”

“This is a tough place to come, they beat Salford 2-0 last time here. We have to put it into perspective of what a great result it is for us” he said.

Flowers was very much in the festive spirit and exclaimed: “Merry Christmas to all the Moors fans, I hope they all enjoyed it. They came in numbers again today which is wonderful and their support is invaluable”.

Solihull’s next game sees a pitting of wits between fourth placed Moors and second as Wrexham play host at The Racecourse Ground on Saturday 29th, kick-off at 3pm.

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