16th Aug, 2018

Flowers hails 'magnificent' Solihull Moors after positive start

SOLIHULL Moors boss Tim Flowers hailed his players as ‘magnificent’ after they opened up the new National League campaign with two wins out of two.

After enjoying a 2-1 victory over Eastliegh on the opening day of the campaign on Saturday, thanks to late goals from Adi Yussuf and debutant Dan Sweeny, the Moors followed that up with a battling 1-0 win over Maidenhead.

Yussuf’s 28th-minute strike proved to be the difference with the results seeing Moors lie fourth in the early stages of the season.

Flowers said: “I thought we were a level above our performance at Eastleigh.

“We could’ve scored more goals if we’d been a little bit more ruthless.

“We carved out one or two decent opportunities. Maidenhead paid us the complement of matching us up, they changed their shape and one or two personnel.

“All in all, if you’d asked me at kick off a few days ago that we’d have took six points from six I’d have snatched your hand off.

“We’ve got to be delighted as a football club. We’ve got a small squad and it’s already stretched.

“For the first couple of games, they’ve been magnificent. Clearly the fitness levels are there, they’re going till the end.

“Can we play better? Yes, but hopefully that will come down the line.”

Up next for Moors is a home game against former Football League side Aldershot Town on Saturday and Flowers knows his side are in for a tough encounter.

“They’re a top team,” he said. “Gary (Waddock) is an outstanding manager who’s managed in the Football League.

“They’ve got an outstanding squad with some really good players at this level, so we’re going to have to be right on our game to get anything at all out of it.

“I believe we’ve got a very good spirit here. We’ve got lads who are willing to put their body on the line for the football club and we’ll hopefully present a challenge.”

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