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FOOTBALL - Whing slams 'soft' Solihull Moors after Oldham defeat

Aaron Sutcliffe 18th Dec, 2023 Updated: 18th Dec, 2023   0

ANDY Whing branded his Solihull Moors side as ‘too soft’ after surrendering the lead in a 3-2 home defeat against Oldham Athletic.

Moors led through Mark Beck’s opener only for Oldham to score three second-half goals and take the game out of the home side’s reach before Josh Kelly scored a late penalty at the ARMCO Arena.

The result means Solihull sit fifth in the National League table and boss Whing insists his side must address their soft underbelly after conceding twice in quick succession against Oldham.

Whing said: “We’re just too soft.

“We were comfortable at half time, we weren’t at our best but we nullified them, they didn’t look like they were going to score.

“At the moment, we concede a goal and we crumble, we’ve got a soft underbelly, we’ve got to get to the bottom of it because that’s unacceptable.

“We shouldn’t be losing that game of football, no one can say they’re better than us but they did all of the right things in the second half.

“We were nowhere near it, they bullied us in the second half, we didn’t have an answer for it and crumbled, I didn’t see a desperation to get a result and that hurts more than anything.

“We have to be desperate to get a result next week.”

Moors took the lead from a set-piece on 27 minutes when Kelly’s header found Beck who turned the ball home from a couple of yards out.

However, Oldham drew level on 63 minutes when Josh Stones placed a volley into the bottom right corner from 12-yards out.

And Oldham completed the turnaround two minutes later as Nathan Sheron finished off a flowing move with an excellent first time finish into the left corner of the goal.

The visitors made sure of the points on 82 minutes as Sheron scored his second goal of the game with a cool finish into the bottom right corner from 20-yards out.

Moors won a penalty five minutes into injury time after Jamey Osborne drew a foul in the box and Kelly rolled the resulting spot kick into the bottom left corner but it proved too little too late for the home side.

Solihull are next in action away at Oxford City on Saturday, December 23 with kick-off at 3pm at the RAW Charging Stadium.


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