FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors return to winning ways with impressive victory at Halifax - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors return to winning ways with impressive victory at Halifax

Solihull Editorial 7th Feb, 2024 Updated: 7th Feb, 2024   0

ANDY Whing praised the togetherness of his squad after Solihull Moors claimed an impressive 3-1 win away at Halifax Town.

Moors ended their three-game winless run in style as goals from Alex Whitmore, Callum Maycock and a Jack Stevens penalty secured the points at The Shay.

And after losing top scorer Josh Kelly to AFC Wimbledon on transfer deadline day, Whing stressed the importance of picking up three points following a tough run of results.

Whing said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the result, performance and the character, it’s been a tough 10 days, we’re such a good group and we’re together.

“I’m sure people will write us off because of Josh [Kelly going] but we were together, we needed a result and I’m really pleased for everybody.

“We had to make a late change, Jon Benton had a family bereavement, the thoughts of the whole football club go to him, that win is for him.

“It’s a massive game for us [against Chorley], we’re in the latter stages of the competition, we’ll probably change it up a little bit, we’re expecting a tough game but one we’re really looking forward to.”

Moors took the lead on 24 minutes when Whitmore looped a header into the net off the right-hand post from Matty Warburton’s corner.

And the home side struck again five minutes later as the ball deflected into the net off Maycock from Mark Beck’s pass after good work from debutant Tahvon Campbell.

The visitors stretched their lead after the break on 59 minutes when Stevens rolled the ball home from the penalty spot after he drew a foul in the box as he attempted to reach Campbell’s clever flick.

Halifax reduced the deficit with a penalty of their own on 67 minutes as Luke Summerfield sent Nick Hayes the wrong way from the spot after the keeper brought down Jack Evans in the box.

Solihull are next in action away at Chorley on Saturday, February 10 in the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at Victory Park.

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