SOLIHULL Moors go into tonight’s National League clash with Dagenham & Redbridge hoping to pick up a first home win since January 5.
While Jimmy Shan’s side have only played once at the SportNation.bet Stadium since then, they lost on their return to home soil in last Tuesday’s 2-1 defeat to league leaders Torquay United, following up that loss with a well-earned point away to Boreham Wood in last weekend’s 2-2 draw.
Alex Gudger netted for the third time in as many games to give Moors a priceless second-minute lead at Meadow Park, a lead they relinquished just before half-time following Kabongo Tshimanga’s penalty.
And after falling behind to Junior Morias’ strike nine minutes into the second half, Adam Rooney levelled things up on the hour mark, a scoreline which remained at the final whistle – despite Mitch Hancox’s late red for the visitors.
As far as recent form is concerned, both sides have been out of sorts as of late, sharing near identical records with one win in their last seven games – Solihull picking up just one extra point than their upcoming opponents during that time.
For Moors, the league table has perhaps not reflected their true position for the majority of the season as they have constantly been playing catch-up, with a string of games in hand still yet to be fulfilled.
Their standing of 14th could be improved to tenth, or even ninth should they record a high-scoring victory in midweek, whilst 18th-placed Dagenham can move to within two points of Solihull with a win.
The encounter does favour the Daggers based on the last meeting between the two sides – a 2-0 victory at Chigwell Construction Stadium thanks to Mitch Brundle and Angelo Balanta goals – though the last head-to-head game on home soil did end with a Moors win, James Ball and Paul McCallum both on target in a 2-1 success in November 2019.