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FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors confirm play-off spot despite Bromley defeat

Solihull Editorial 15th Apr, 2024 Updated: 15th Apr, 2024   0

ANDY Whing felt the scoreline did not tell the whole truth after Solihull Moors secured a play-off spot despite losing 3-0 at Bromley.

Moors fell behind to Michael Cheek’s penalty before Jude Arthurs used his hand to turn home Bromley’s second goal while Ben Krauhaus completed the scoring late on at Hayes Lane.

And an incensed Whing could not believe Bromley’s second goal was allowed to stand but is looking forward to the end of the season after Moors secured a top-seven finish.

Whing said: “It’s a disappointing result, everyone can look and think we’ve been battered but that wasn’t the game at all, it’s far from the truth.

“We didn’t have enough in terms of trying to break them down, we moved the ball too slow, we didn’t deserve anything in terms of that.

“The second goal, he’s punched the ball in the net, how do you get away with that? Our bench has seen it, their bench has seen it, the fourth official can surely see it, it’s laughable at this stage of the season.

“It’s cost us, those decisions turn games, that goal kills us, it’s embarrassing, this game won’t define us, we are way better than that but decisions have cost us massively.

“The lads have got to grab their shirt now, there’s bodies coming back in and people fighting for their places, we’re in a really good place, everything about the football club at the moment is exciting.”

Bromley took the lead on 23 minutes when Cheek blasted home from the penalty spot after Krauhaus went down under minimal contact in the box.

And the home side doubled their lead four minutes before the break as Arthurs used his hand to help Kamarl Grant’s low cross into the net from close range.

The hosts sealed the points five minutes from time when Krauhaus produced an emphatic finish into the bottom right corner from just inside the penalty area.

And the result leaves Moors fifth in the National League table.

Moors can still finish as high as fourth or as low as seventh depending on other results around them.

If Moors finish fourth of fifth the club will play at home in the play-off eliminators

Solihull finish the season at home to York City on Saturday, April 20 with kick-off at 12.15pm at the ARMCO Arena.

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