NEAL Ardley was left “disappointed” after Solihull Moors were pegged back by Halifax Town in midweek to draw for a third successive game in the National League.
Andrew Dallas’s first-half opener was cancelled out by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe’s strike at The Shay after Moors held high-flying Chesterfield to a goalless draw at the ARMCO Arena last weekend.
The results mean Moors sit 12th in the National League table, eight points outside of the play-off places.
Ardley said: “I’m disappointed with a point, it was a really good away performance in the first half, we were really disciplined, controlled the game when we could, defended brillianty when we had to, limited them to very little and got our goal.
“We talked at half-time about one-on-one defending and it’s a poor goal to concede from our point of view, the game plan was spot on and if we had kept them quiet for 25 minutes and done our jobs they’d have become more frustrated.
“To win games we have to be disciplined and better without the ball, we’ve worked hard on that, we’re didn’t come to Halifax for a point, a point is no good to us, we need to put pressure on the teams in the play-offs.”
Moors took a deserved lead at Halifax on 34 minutes when Dallas nodded the ball over Town goalkeeper Sam Johnson from Ryan Barnett’s delightful floated cross.
However, the home side equalised on 63 minutes as Dieseruvwe fired an effort beyond the outstretched arm of Ryan Boot after good work from Harvey Gilmour.
Moors are next in action away at Altrincham on Saturday, February 25 with kick-off at 3pm at Moss Lane.