FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors come from two goals down to draw with Fylde - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors come from two goals down to draw with Fylde

Solihull Editorial 21st Feb, 2024 Updated: 21st Feb, 2024   0

ANDY Whing praised his side’s resilience after Solihull Moors came from two goals down to draw 2-2 away at AFC Fylde.

Moors conceded twice in the opening 20 minutes at Mill Farm Stadium as goals from Nick Haughton and Danny Ormerod left the visitors stunned.

However, Jack Stevens reduced the deficit on 41 minutes before Joe Sbarra levelled the game just past the hour mark to stretch Moors unbeaten run to four matches in all competitions.

Whing said: “It’s a good point, they’ve been flying lately, we just didn’t show up for the first half an hour, we did the opposite of what we talked about before the game, we were reacting to things.

“After that period we were miles the better team, I don’t know how we’ve not scored four or five in the second half, we were outstanding, I’m happy and frustrated with a point.

“I was delighted with our resilience and how we bounced back after being two-nil down, we showed belief, we’re an absolutely fantastic side when we get going.

“We’ve set ourselves up for two really good home games, we’re going to have to look at the squad and rest players, we’re getting a bit of rhythm into our play now, we look frightening going forward.”

Flyde broke the deadlock after just six minutes when Haughton volleyed home from inside the box after Nick Hayes kept out the midfielder’s initial effort from distance.

And the home side doubled their lead on 18 minutes as Ormerod blasted the ball into the roof of the net from six-yards out.

However, Moors halved the deficit four minutes before the break when the in-form Stevens forced the ball home from close range.

And Whing’s men equalised on 64 minutes as Sbarra coolly rolled the ball past Fylde goalkeeper Theo Richardson from Jamey Osborne’s incisive defence-splitting through pass.

Fylde almost stole the points five minutes from time when Josh Kay hit the crossbar from Tom Walker’s dangerous ball across the box.

Solihull are next in action at home to Hartlepool United on Saturday, February 24 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.

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