FOOTBALL - Moors beaten again at Chesterfield - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors beaten again at Chesterfield

Solihull Editorial 23rd Nov, 2022   0

SOLIHULL Moors suffered a 2-0 defeat away at Chesterfield as the club’s winless run was extended to seven matches in all competitions.

Joe Quigley and Bailey Clements netted either side of half time for the high-flying Spireites at Technique Stadium who exacted revenge for Moors play-off semi-final win last season.

The result means Moors have dropped to seventh in the National League table.

Moors started the game on the front foot as Andrew Dallas tried a pop-shot from the edge of the penalty area before Quigley’s effort was deflected narrowly wide at the other end.

And Quigley broke the deadlock on 15 minutes when he got the final touch on a free-kick from the left that left Solihull goalkeeper Ryan Boot with no chance.

The Chesterfield striker had a chance to double his tally when he headed Darren Oldaker’s cross over the bar.

Moors almost drew level when Joe Sbarra’s half volley from the edge of the penalty area deflected inches wide of the post.

And Fiacre Kelleher then kept Moors in the contest before the break when he timed his challenge to perfection to block Liam Mandeville’s shot over the bar as he raced through on goal.

Chesterfield remained on top in the second period as Tom Whelan danced through the Moors defence only to shoot well over after he lost his balance at the crucial moment before Boot denied the same player with a good save moments later.

Neal Ardley’s side then missed a golden chance to equalise with Dallas unable to keep his shot down with the goal at his mercy after Sbarra was beaten to a through ball by onrushing Spireites keeper Ross Fitzsimons.

And Chesterfield made Moors pay for that missed chance when Clements settled the game on 73 minutes with a volley at the back post after Armando Dobra’s initial strike was blocked.

Moors are next in action at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, December 3 with kick-off at 12.30pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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