A DELIGHTED Tim Flowers was unable to hide his joy after Solihull Moors stretched their unbeaten run to three games with a 3-1 victory over Wrexham in the National League.
Jamie Reckord’s strike was sandwiched in between Jamey Osborne’s double, making it two wins in three games and ensuring the Moors built on a respectable point in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Barnet.
Flowers highlighted the importance of drawing first blood and said: “It was a good goal, a super strike from the edge of the box, and then to get that second one and get that cushion.
“It was a brilliant, energetic move forward and a ball across the face of goal – [Jamie] Reckord bombing on from wing-back position, it’s a brilliant finish.
“We got caught on the counter for the goal which, at 2-0 up, should never happen.
“Any time you can get a victory over a team as big as Wrexham are, it’s a big three points – I’m absolutely delighted and also delighted with the response since the Barrow game.”
Luke Summerfield threatened to put the visitors in front with a deflected strike from range that went narrowly over the bar, moments before seeing a shot cleared off the line when meeting Paul Rutherford’s centre.
But fortunately for the hosts, it was they who found the back of the net to break the deadlock on 11 minutes.
A long throw launched into the box by Paul McCallum was half-cleared, but only as far as Osborne who sunk the ball into the corner from just outside the area.
Wrexham did not lose hope despite going behind and were almost rewarded for their resolve when Bobby Grant flashed a strike from range narrowly wide of the post with Boot beaten.
Danny Wright stung the gloves of Christian Dibble following a swift counter attack by Solihull, who promptly found their second courtesy of Reckord’s well-timed run to meet Osborne’s pass and fire first time into the back of the net.
Despite falling further behind, the Welsh side went close to halving the deficit when Jason Oswell’s header a mere number of yards from goal was spectacularly tipped away for a corner.
The Wrexham goal did eventually arrive after sustained pressure when Grant slid home from Rutherford’s low ball to bring his side back into contention.
Moors secured their two-goal cushion nine minutes later in spectacular fashion, as Osborne curled a looping corner kick out of reach of the packed penalty area and into the far corner of the net to finish the scoring.
Moors visit Boreham Wood on Saturday (3pm), before hosting Sutton United on Tuesday (7.45pm).
The Sutton encounter has been branded an ‘honesty’ game, whereby fans can claim a free ticket online and pay what they wish at the turnstile on entry – with tickets available at the following link: www.solihullmoorsfc.ticketco.events