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FOOTBALL - Dallas hat-trick sends Moors into next round of FA Trophy

Aaron Sutcliffe 17th Jan, 2022 Updated: 18th Jan, 2022

ANDREW DALLAS scored a perfect hat-trick as Solihull Moors eased to a 3-0 win against Southport to advance in the FA Trophy.

 

Dallas opened the scoring on 31 minutes before doubling his tally with a powerful finish on 48 minutes against the National League North side.

 

And the striker completed his treble on 64 minutes with a well-placed header to ensure Moors progressed to the fifth round of the competition.

 

Solihull have been drawn away in the next round and will play either Stourbridge or Guiseley on Saturday, February 12.

 

Southport had been on a 15-game unbeaten run in all competitions but Moors made light work of their opposition at the Pure Stadium.

 

Neal Ardley’s side started brightly with both Joe Sbarra and Callum Maycock going close inside the opening 10 minutes.

 

However, the home side then hit the woodwork when Jack Bainbridge’s flicked effort hit the angle of post and bar from a corner.

 

And Moors made the most of their good fortune when Dallas smashed home into the roof of the net on the turn after a trademark burst from Maycock in midfield.

 

Solihull doubled their lead shortly after half-time when Dallas brought the ball down on his knee and rifled an effort past Southport goalkeeper Tony McMillan.

 

And the hat-trick was complete when a rapid counter attack ended with Harry Boyes’ cross from the left was met by the head of Dallas and crept over the line.

 

A Southport throw-in then went all the way in without a touch, with the goal correctly rules out by the officials, before Isaac Buckley-Ricketts was denied by Moors keeper Ryan Boot.

 

Solihull almost added a fourth goal in stoppage time only for Ryan Barnett’s effort from outside of the penalty area to come back off the post.

 

Moors are next in action at home in the National League to Dover Athletic on Saturday, January 22 with kick-off at 3pm.

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