FOOTBALL - Moors beaten by Aldershot as poor form continues - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors beaten by Aldershot as poor form continues

Solihull Editorial 18th Jan, 2023 Updated: 18th Jan, 2023   0

NEAL Ardley believes Solihull Moors need to sign a couple of players to reignite their season after his side slumped to a pair of home defeats to extend their losing run to five matches.

Moors were beaten 2-1 at home by Aldershot Town in midweek after they were knocked out of the FA Trophy by Barnet last weekend at the ARMCO Arena.

The result means Moors sit 13th in the National League table and Ardley hopes some fresh faces will improve Solihull’s season after a poor run of form.

Ardley said: “The defending for 15 or 20 minutes in the first half was awful and cost us the game, we lost the game in that mad 15 minutes.

“The first one goes in and we lost our heads, the second one is poor and we could have conceded a third one, we had a 10-minute spell where the players lost total composure.

“There is a common theme that we our conceding goals, you can’t score three goals to win a game at home, that’s the problem and we need to get one or two people in that do their jobs properly.

“If you don’t do your jobs and you concede goals because of it, it makes the game very hard, bar missing some clear-cut chances, the structure of the rest of the game was pretty good but we lost the game.

“The confidence levels and things that normally happen naturally aren’t, we’re all working to get that back in our game, we need a couple of bodies and if we can get them hopefully we can push on.”

Moors were undone by two goals in the space of a minute against Aldershot as Inih Effiong’s quickfire brace left the home side stunned.

The striker was allowed to coast into the box and head home unmarked on 15 minutes before grabbing a second moments later after Moors failed to deal with a long ball upfield.

Substitute Bartosz Cybulski halved the deficit on 51 minutes when the on-loan striker bundled the ball home from close range after Ryan Barnett’s shot was spilled by Luca Ashby-Hammond.

However, Solihull were unable to find a leveller as Cybulski went close on two occasions which included scooping an effort over the bar from close range at the death.

Solihull are next in action at home to Scunthorpe United on Saturday, January 21 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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