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FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors slip to home defeat against Maidenhead

Solihull Editorial 20th Nov, 2023 Updated: 20th Nov, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors manager Andy Whing stressed the need for his side to find a solution to their home struggles after slipping to a 2-1 defeat against Maidenhead United.

Mark Beck scored a consolation goal for Moors in injury time after Tobi Sho-Silva and Reece Smith struck either side of the break for Maidenhead at the ARMCO Arena.

The result leaves Moors fourth in the National League table with boss Whing frustrated by his side’s inability to replicate their impressive away form on home turf.

Whing said: “It was probably the poorest we’ve played all season, I don’t know what it is with us at home, if we drop our standards a little bit we get punished.

“We had too many players off it today, we can’t carry six or seven players regardless of structure and formation.

“If you’re second best all over the pitch you’re never going to win games of football, we huffed and puffed at the end, we didn’t deserve to get back into the game.

“It’s good we’ve got another game straightaway, Gateshead are a completely different team to Maidenhead, we have to get near them and be on the front foot otherwise they’ll pass us to death.

“We’re fantastic away from home, we’ve got to find a solution at home, that’s nowhere near good enough I can hear the fans behind me saying ‘we’re the home side, get it forward’.

“It’s happened too many times this season and we need to be better.”

Maidenhead took the lead on 25 minutes when Sho-Silva turned home Sam Beckwith’s cross from the left into the right corner of the goal from close range.

And the visitors doubled their advantage on 52 minutes as Smith controlled the ball on his chest before sending a stunning volley into the bottom left corner from the edge of the penalty area.

Moors reduced the deficit in injury time when Beck headed in from Jamey Osborne’s corner but it proved too little too late for the home side.

Solihull are next in action at home to Gateshead on Tuesday, November 21 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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