FOOTBALL - Moors suffer three-goal defeat at Southend - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors suffer three-goal defeat at Southend

Solihull Editorial 10th Jan, 2023 Updated: 10th Jan, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors were unable to halt their poor recent form after Neal Ardley’s side suffered a disappointing 3-0 defeat away at Southend United.

Moors fell behind to Jason Demetriou’s first-half goal before Harry Cardwell and Jack Bridge sealed the win in the second period at Roots Hall.

The result means Moors sit 11th in the National League table, five points outside of the play-off places having lost their last three league matches.

Southend almost broke the deadlock inside the opening minute when Ollie Kensdale headed narrowly wide of the post.

And the Shrimpers went even closer moments later as Ryan Boot denied Callum Powell before Callum Howe cleared Demetriou’s follow-up attempt off the line.

However, Southend eventually broke the deadlock on 19 minutes when Demetriou nodded into an empty net after Cardwell’s initial header hit the crossbar and fell into the scorer’s path.

Boot came to Moors rescue later in the half as he turned Powell’s effort from 20-yards our around the post.

Solihull’s best chance to equalise fell to Howe who saw his effort from Ben Coker’s free-kick blocked on the line before Boot kept our Powell again at other end when one-on-one following a counter attack.

The home side doubled their advantage on 55 minutes when Cardwell fired a low strike into the bottom right corner on the turn.

And the game was taken out of Moors reach just five minutes later as Bridge cut inside from the left and picked out the bottom corner.

Moors are next in action at home to Barnet on Saturday, January 14 in the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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