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25th May, 2022

FOOTBALL - Moors unbeaten run comes to an end against Notts County

SOLIHULL Moors eight-game unbeaten run came to an end after they suffered a 2-0 defeat against Notts County – which saw Moors slip out of the National League play-off places.

 

Second-half goals from Kyle Wootton and Kairo Mitchell condemned Moors to defeat – in front of over 12,000 fans at Meadow Lane which broke the National League record for the highest attendance.

 

The defeat means Solihull are now outside of the play-off spots on goal difference and six points behind leaders Chesterfield.

 

Cheered on by a raucous home crowd – County came close to taking the lead when Ruben Rodrigues’ cross from the left hit the post before the ball was cleared to safety.

 

Moors keeper Ryan Boot then made his first noteworthy save of the match when he got down to his left to keep out Joel Taylor’s effort from distance.

 

The Magpies hit the woodwork again soon after when Frank Vincent was played through and curled an effort past Boot only to be denied by the upright.

 

County took the lead on 55 minutes when Taylor’s driven cross from the left was smashed home by Wootton from six-yards out.

 

Moors best chance of the game fell to Joe Sbarra who fired inches past the post after Andrew Dallas had knocked the ball into his path.

 

Boot made another fine save to deny Rodrigues soon after before Vincent fired the follow-up over the bar.

 

Neal Ardley’s side almost found an unlikely equaliser when Justin Donawa’s effort from the right-hand side nearly caught out Magpies keeper Anthony Patterson who tipped the ball over the top.

 

The visitors spurned another golden chance when Harry Boyes’ delivery was met by the head of Adam Rooney who was unable to keep his effort down.

 

And the home side punished Moors for their missed chances when substitute Mitchell picked up a loose clearance before firing a driven effort underneath the body of Boot to seal the points on 83 minutes.

 

Solihull return to action against League One side Wigan Athletic on Tuesday, November 16 in an FA Cup first round replay at Damson Park.

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