FOOTBALL - Beck off the mark as Moors edge York in five-goal thriller - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Beck off the mark as Moors edge York in five-goal thriller

Solihull Editorial 8th Feb, 2023   0

MARK Beck opened his Solihull Moors account in style as the big striker scored the winner in a much-needed 3-2 win away at York City.

Beck powered home a header with eight minutes left to play to settle a back and forth contest after Joe Sbarra and Andrew Dallas had initially turned the game in Moors’ favour at the LNER Community Stadium.

The result means Solihull sit 11th in the National League table just three points outside of the play-off places.

Moors almost took the lead in the opening couple of minutes when Callum Howe’s header landed on the roof of the net before Beck fired inches wide as the half wore on.

However, York took the lead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Watford loanee Shaqai Forde found the bottom right corner on the turn from Ryan Fallowfield’s low cross from the right.

And Moors stopper Ryan Boot made a crucial save to deny Forde a second goal before the half was out.

Moors responded after the break as Dallas volleyed over from close range before James Clarke was just unable to apply the touch to Beck’s knock down.

However, Solihull eventually drew level on 62 minutes when Sbarra slammed the ball into the bottom right corner after Ryan Barnett’s cross from the right was cleared into his path.

And Moors completed a sensational turnaround less than a minute later as Dallas fired underneath York goalkeeper Ethan Ross after patient play from Sbarra down the left.

However, the visitors led for just five minutes as City midfielder Olly Dyson beat Boot from the edge of the penalty area before Forde blazed over when well-placed soon after.

There was still time for one more twist as Beck picked the perfect time to score his first Solihull goal with a trademark header, despite taking a whack in the process.

Moors are next in action away at Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, February 11 with kick-off at 3pm at Chigwell Construction Stadium.


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