SUBSTITUTE Danny Newton scored an 86th minute winner to help Solihull Moors overcome King’s Lynn Town 1-0 at the Walks – a result which keeps them in the National League play-off places.
Newton fired home four minutes from time after Jamey Osborne’s deep free-kick was headed back across goal by Callum Howe.
Victory for the Moors means they have lost just once in their last eight league matches whilst also recording a third successive clean sheet to remain seventh in the National League table.
Solihull started the quicker of the two teams with Joe Sbarra denied by a last-ditch block and Jordan Cranston’s cross creating mayhem in the home side’s defence.
Sbarra then forced Linnetts keeper Paul Jones into a smart save – tipping the ball over for a corner – as Solihull pressed for an opener.
King’s Lynn’s best chance of the half came late on when Ethan Coleman drove a free-kick straight into the arms of Moors stopper Ryan Boot.
Boot was called into action again shortly after half-time as he had to be alert to get down low and tip a fizzing effort behind for a corner.
The hosts almost took the lead when Michael Clunan’s effort took a wicked deflection that left Boot rooted only for the ball to drop inches wide of the post.
Moors boss Neal Ardley introduced Newton for the final 10 minutes and he was rewarded not long after.
The forward struck on 86 minutes, volleying home from close range, after Osborne’s excellent free-kick was diverted into his path by Howe’s towering header.
Manager Ardley said: “I was worried about us and our mindset, we were lethargic in training – I challenged the boys in my team talk, I told them to step it up.
“Credit to the boys, they carried out everything I said to them – we’ve ground out an away win it’s probably as classic as it goes.
“To keep three clean sheets on the trot after the Dagenham game is pleasing as a coach, defensively we were sound.
“You want to keep it going, you just want more and more games, the boys are in a good place, the FA Cup is big to us so we want to win next week.”
Solihull are next in action against Hereford at Edgar Street on Saturday, October 16 in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round with kick-off at 3pm.