FOOTBALL - Dallas at the double as Moors ease past Torquay - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Dallas at the double as Moors ease past Torquay

Solihull Editorial 15th Sep, 2022   0

ANDREW Dallas scored a goal in either half as Solihull Moors came from behind to thrash Torquay United 4-1 on Tuesday night.

Despite falling behind to Will Goodwin’s early goal, Dallas quickly restored parity before Joe Sbarra put Moors into a half-time lead.

And Dallas doubled his tally from the penalty spot before Callum Maycock wrapped up the win in injury time at Plainmoor.

The result means Moors sit fourth in the National League table still three points behind early leaders Chesterfield.

Both teams observed an immaculate minute’s silence in memory of Queen Elizabeth II before kick-off and sang a rousing rendition of the national anthem.

And Torquay took the lead on nine minutes when Goodwin slotted an effort into the bottom right corner after the ball broke kindly to the striker on the edge of the penalty area.

However, Moors responded just four minutes later when Dallas was slipped in behind the Torquay defence and rounded the goalkeeper before superbly dinking the ball into the net from a tight angle.

And Neal Ardley’s side completed the turnaround on 28 minutes when Sbarra produced a moment of magic to blast a stunning strike past Torquay keeper Rhys Lovett into the top right corner.

The home side came close to a leveller when Louie Moulden made a couple of fine saves to first keep out Corie Andrews before then making a fingertip save to deny Goodwin his second of the night.

Moors were awarded a penalty on 54 minutes when Ben Wyatt made a strong challenge in the box and Dallas stepped up to calmly slot the ball into the bottom right corner.

And having wasted an earlier chance, Maycock completed the scoring at the death when he latched onto a loose ball before drilling a powerful shot into the back of the net.

Moors are next in action at home to Barnet on Saturday, September 17 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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