FOOTBALL - Dallas continues hot streak as Moors put five past nine-man Altrincham - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Dallas continues hot streak as Moors put five past nine-man Altrincham

ANDREW DALLAS has now scored 11 goals in his last four games after netting twice as Solihull Moors eased to a 5-0 win against nine-man Altrincham.


The in-form striker opened the scoring on 18 minutes before doubling his tally on 35 minutes either side of Kevin Berkoe’s red card for the visitors.


Jamey Osborne had extended Moors lead on 26 minutes with Callum Maycock putting Solihull four goals ahead at the break on 42 minutes.


And Ryan Barnett completed the scoring on 81 minutes with Altrincham reduced to nine-men in injury-time following Matty Kosylo’s dismissal.


The result means Solihull move back into the National League play-off places in seventh, six points behind leaders Stockport County.


Despite the emphatic nature of Moors’ victory, Ryan Boot was forced into an early save when he kept out Ben Pringle’s effort.


However, the home side would not have to wait long for the opener when Dallas’s shot deflected past visiting goalkeeper Tony ThompsonĀ on 18 minutes.


And Altrincham were reduced to 10-men just four minutes later after Berkoe was sent off for a two-footed challenge on Moors midfielder Maycock.


Solihull made their advantage count on 26 minutes when Osborne’s drilled effort beat Thompson at his near post for his second goal of the season.


And Moors led by three goals on 35 minutes when Dallas struck again via the aid of another deflection after good work from Osborne down the right.


Neal Ardley’s side continued to press and almost found a fourth goal when Joe Sbarra’s header was well-saved by Thompson before Danny Newton’s header hit the crossbar.


The hosts went into the break with a four-goal lead when Maycock finished past Thompson on 42 minutes after a mazy run from Harry Boyes.


Dallas came close to completing his third treble in the space of four games when he headed onto the roof of the net before having an effort cleared off the line.


Altrincham almost grabbed a consolation when Ryan Colclough let fly from distance only for Boot to fingertip the ball behind at full stretch.


However, Moors would finish the game in the style when substitute Barnett found the bottom left corner on 81 minutes to secure a fourth straight win in all competitions.


And Altrincham’s misery was compounded when Kosylo was dismissed in injury-time for kicking out at Mark Ellis off the ball.


Solihull are next in action away at Yeovil Town on Saturday, February 5 with kick-off at 3pm at Huish Park.


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