SOLIHULL Moors finally turned a dominant performance into a victory as they secured a second Conference North win of the campaign with an impressive 3-1 win at promotion hopefuls North Ferriby United on Saturday, writes John Clothier.
Moors made most of the opening chances as Darryl Knights forced a strong save from keeper Adam Nicklin, before Ryan Beswick watched his effort sail over the keeper and go wide of the post.
Despite Moors’ opening opportunities, Ferriby got back into the game and were unlucky when Nathan Jarman hammered the ball through Moors defence only to see it rebound off the near post.
Solihull keeper Tony Breeden produced a fine save as he denied Danny Hone’s effort from a long throw-in.
Both teams had chances, with Darryn Byfield’s effort for the visitors going just clear of the bar, while the home side’s Jarman headed wide from a corner.
With only six minutes left of the first half, Moors took the lead after they were awarded a penalty. Omar Bogle stepped up for the spot kick, which saw him coolly send Nicklin the wrong way to give his team the advantage.
Within four minutes of the second half Solihull had doubled their lead after a Knights cross struck the referee and landed in the path of the advancing Bogle, who slotted it past the keeper to get his second of the day.
The visitors were rattled in the 66th minute when Dan Clayton and Tom Denton combined to set up Russell Fry, who fired an angled shot into the corner of the net to reduce the deficit.
However, the game was put to bed just seven minutes later when Nicklin brought down Bogle just outside the box, giving Moors a free kick.
Beswick’s exquisite curled free kick found Bogle, whose close range effort was saved by the keeper, but Knights drilled the half clearance into the back of the net to give Moors a third goal.
Moors will be hoping to build on this form when they visit Harrogate Town on Saturday.