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FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors suffer first defeat of season against Aldershot

Solihull Editorial 9th Oct, 2023 Updated: 9th Oct, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors boss Andy Whing believes it was ‘one game too far’ for his side after slipping to a 1-0 defeat at home to Aldershot as the club saw their 14-game unbeaten run come to an end.

Lorent Tolaj’s second-half goal settled a drab affair at the ARMCO Arena as Moors suffered their first defeat of the season.

And Moors head coach Whing felt his side were far from their best with Solihull third in the National League table.

Whing said: “It’s probably our worst performance of the season, we looked tired, we made one mistake for the goal, other than that I couldn’t really see them scoring.

“We were just off it, we looked really tired, to go 14 games unbeaten is unbelievable, it was going to come at some point but it’s frustrating as there was no real quality in the game.

“We were miles off it from where we’ve been in the last few weeks but we move on, we’ve been top draw in 14 of the 15 games, we have to lick our wounds and go again.

“It was one of those games, we had better moments than them, we just never got going, it was probably one game too far for us.”

Chances were at a premium throughout as Mark Beck and Kyle Morrison both failed to find the target with first-half headers.

Aldershot’s only real sight of goal came on the stroke of half time as Theo Widdrington’s free-kick went over the bar to send the teams into the break goalless.

The home side’s best chance came five minutes after the break as Jack Stevens and Josh Kelly combined before Callum Maycock saw a shot cleared off the line by Haji Mnoga.

However, the Shots broke the deadlock on 61 minutes when Tolaj fired a fine first time effort past Tommy Simkin from Ryan Glover’s pass after the latter broke free down the left-hand side.

Moors searched for an equaliser with Kelly twice unable to test Aldershot goalkeeper Jordi van Stappershoef before Morrison had a header cleared off the line.

Solihull are next in action at home to Biggleswade Town on Saturday, October 14 in the FA Cup with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.

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