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FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors hit for six by Altrincham

Solihull Editorial 27th Nov, 2023 Updated: 27th Nov, 2023   0

ANDY Whing branded Solihull Moors’ heavy 6-1 defeat at Altrincham as ’embarrassing’ as Moors lost for the third game in a row in the league.

Kade Craig scored a late consolation for the visitors at Moss Lane after strikes from Marcus Dackers, Justin Amaluzor and Chris Conn-Clarke put the home side into a three-goal lead at the break.

Amaluzor netted again after the interval with Alex Newby and Regan Linney also on target and Moors boss Whing apologised to the club’s travelling supporters for the nature of the defeat.

Whing said: “You can talk about small margins, in the end it wasn’t a small margin at all, it was embarrassing.

“We had two one-on-ones and we hit the post in the first half, we should have been two-nil up really and they score their first chance, we gifted them three goals.

“Losing six-one is not one of those days, we’ve got loads to learn from, I want to apologise to the fans who paid their money and travelled on a cold day.

“They clapped us off, they shouldn’t be clapping us off, if they were to abuse me and boo me and the team they probably had full right to.

“We’re stretched at the moment but the goals were too easy and criminal from us, we’ve conceded nine goals in a week, we have to rectify that regardless of shape and personnel, we’ve got to be better.

“It’s a big week for us to reset and find a way to get a result.”

Moors made a bright start as Josh Kelly found himself in behind the Altricnham defence only to shoot straight at Ethan Ross.

And Ross denied Kelly again soon after from Mark Beck’s superb flick-on as Callum Maycock fired the rebound against the outside of the post.

However, the home side broke the deadlock on 13 minutes when a goal kick caught out the Moors defence and Dackers finished into an empty net after Sam Hornby saved Newby’s initial shot.

And Altrincham doubled their lead on 40 minutes as Amaluzor cut in from the right and curled a low shot into the bottom left corner.

Altrincham struck again just three minutes later when Conn-Clarke finished past Hornby to leave Moors with a mountain to climb in the second period.

And the hosts extended their lead on 51 minutes as Newby curled a first time shot into the right corner of the goal from Conn-Clarke’s cross.

The home side scored their fifth goal on 76 minutes when Amaluzor produced a delicate chip over Hornby.

Moors scored a consolation goal on 88 minutes as Craig’s header at the back post deflected out of the reach of a wrong-footed Ross.

However, there was still time for Altrincham to score their sixth goal in injury time as substitute Linney picked out the bottom right corner to compound Moors’ misery.

Solihull are next in action away at Halifax Town on Saturday, December 2 with kick-off at 3pm at The Shay.


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