FOOTBALL - Moors held at Wealdstone - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors held at Wealdstone

SOLIHULL Moors moved back into the National League play-off places after being held to a goalless draw at Wealdstone on Tuesday night.


Andrew Dallas came closest for the visitors when he hit the post from Jordan Cranston’s low cross.


The result edges Moors back into the top-seven although boss Neal Ardley will have been frustrated not to take all three points.


Solihull’s best opening came after just 12 minutes when Dallas’s flick at the near post came back off both posts before being cleared to safety.


Wealdstone responded with a chance of their own as Moors keeper Ryan Boot made a reaction save to keep out Josh Umerah’s diving header.


James Ball impressed again in midfield and whistled an effort past Stone keeper George Wickens’ post from distance after picking up a loose ball.


Boot was called into action again shortly before half-time when he expertly denied Umerah with his legs after the striker had beaten the offside trap.


Solihull were restricted to speculative efforts from range for much of the second-half before Boot denied Umerah once more with a comfortable stop in injury-time.


The draw means Solihull are winless in their last three away games and Ardley felt his side produced a below par performance at Grosvenor Vale.


He told Solihull Moors YouTube channel: “Both teams cancelled each other out, they were tight defensively, we weren’t at our best, we lacked a little bit of tempo.


“The game petered out a bit as it went on, it was a poor game, too many players didn’t quite perform at their best.


“We always set the team up to win the game, sometimes no matter what you try the team is not quite at it.


“I’ll take the point, hopefully we’ll put in a much better performance against Kings Lynn.”


The Moors are on the road again this weekend as they make the long trip to Norfolk to play King’s Lynn Town.


Kick-off is at 3pm on Saturday, October 9.

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