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FOOTBALL - Moors held to stalemate at Eastleigh

Aaron Sutcliffe 15th Dec, 2021 Updated: 15th Dec, 2021

SOLIHULL Moors remain in the National League play-off places after they were held to a goalless draw by Eastleigh on Tuesday night.


Joe Sbarra came closest for the visitors as he saw two deflected efforts go narrowly wide of the post.


The result means Moors are unbeaten in their last four league matches and sit sixth in the table just three points behind leaders Chesterfield.


Neal Ardley’s side started on the front foot when Justin Donawa tested the palms of Spitfires keeper Joe McDonnell early on.


Ryan Barnett then tried his luck from the edge of the area before Donawa’s low drive was again well-saved by McDonnell.


And Solihull almost took the lead on the stroke of half-time when Barnett’s low cross from the right found Sbarra only for the midfielder’s sweeping effort to be deflected narrowly past the post.


Chances were at a premium in the second half with Sbarra seeing another goalbound strike blocked behind.


However, Eastleigh almost nicked the game late on when Ryan Hill’s long range effort was superbly cleared off the line by Jordan Cranston


Christian Maghoma then missed a free header when well-placed to score before Moors keeper Ryan Boot tipped another Hill effort over the bar to secure a fourth consecutive clean sheet.


Solihull are next in action away at AFC Fylde on Saturday, December 18 in the third round of the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at Mill Farm Stadium.

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