MOORS manager Tim Flowers hailed a ticketing initiative which drew in a crowd of more than 3,000 for Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over Sutton United.
The “honesty” initiative, whereby fans were able to claim a free ticket and pay whatever they wished to enter, proved highly popular with both sets of fans.
Flowers was delighted by the success of the scheme and said: “To offer that has clearly made a massive difference and to have over 3,000 is wonderful. The last time we had that was probably Orient last year or Fylde – the two games at the end of last season.
“If you’re a player you want to play in front of as many people as you can, showcase what you’ve got, so it was terrific to see everyone down here and hopefully they’ll get the bug for the National League and their local team and come and get behind us every time we’re at home.”
Jake Beesley opened his Solihull Moors account 20 minutes into the game when heading past Sutton’s Jamie Butler from Liam Daly’s flick after an even start.
Both sides exchanged chances throughout, but it was not until Danny Wright slotted home from 12 yards after Jamey Osborne had been felled that the contest was settled with 17 minutes to go.
The Solihull Moors boss now targets successive wins for the first time since early August at home to Bromley on Saturday (3pm).
“We have to now go on a run if we can, that’s why the Boreham game disappointed me so much – I didn’t think we played very well at all – but nevertheless we had a point in our grasp with a minute to go and threw it away.
“They’ll come here bang full of confidence, they spent a lot of money in the summer, they brought in ten or 15 new players, they’ve improved their ground – they’re an impressive football club.
“I would imagine it would be quite an entertaining game, but a very tough one for us and if we’re not bang on it then we’ll get found out for sure.”