FOOTBALL - Kelly goal ensures Solihull Moors return to winning ways against Wealdstone - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Kelly goal ensures Solihull Moors return to winning ways against Wealdstone

Solihull Editorial 30th Oct, 2023 Updated: 30th Oct, 2023   0

ANDY Whing feels he is yet to see the best from his Solihull Moors side after snapping a three-game winless run with a 1-0 victory against 10-man Wealdstone.

Josh Kelly’s second-half goal proved decisive while Wealdstone’s Sam Bowen saw red just past the hour mark at the ARMCO Arena.

The result means Moors sit fourth in the National League table although Whing insists there is more to come from his side as the season progresses.

Whing said: “I’m delighted with the three points especially after not winning in three games it was really important to get three points on the board.

“Performance wise, we know we can be miles better, we stood off them too much in the first half, we spoke about being more aggressive and being on the front foot in the second half.

“That’s where we won the game, we haven’t seen the best of the team yet, I don’t think we’re anywhere near where we want to be in terms of how we want to play but we’re sitting fourth in the league.

“It’s been a fantastic start to the season, we can’t grumble at that especially off the back of three disappointing results.

“We’ve got a two-week break now from the league so it was a really important win for us.

“We’re really looking forward to Bolton, it’s a massive game for the football club, it’ll be a big crowd and a great occasion for the football club.

“We just have to focus on going there and trying to win a game of football, we’re looking forward to it, rest and recover and how we can get better from this game.”

Moors created the first opening of the game when Joe Newton charged in field from the left before teeing up Callum Maycock for a shot as the midfielder fired wide of the target from distance.

With goalmouth action at a premium in the first half, Moors took the lead on 54 minutes as Kelly lifted a shot over Wealdstone goalkeeper Jed Ward from Jamey Osborne’s perfectly-timed through ball.

And Bowen then saw red just nine minutes later after picking up a second yellow card for a late challenge on Osborne.

Solihull are next in action away at League One high-flyers Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, November 4 in the first round of the FA Cup with kick-off at 3pm at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

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