17th Jul, 2019

REPORT: Midweek loss drops Moors to bottom spot

FOOTBALL: A MIDWEEK win for Torquay, coupled with Solihull Moors’ one-goal loss at Wrexham ensured Mark Yates’ men dropped to the bottom of the Vanarama National League.

Moors appear to be firmly locked in a relegation battle, with a series of close games edging the way of their opponents.

And this theme continued on Tuesday night as 26 Solihull fans watched Moors slip to a 1-0 loss against table topping Wrexham.

A solitary first-half goal from Paul Rutherford sealed all three points for the hosts.

And Yates was frustrated his side didn’t take any points from the game.

He said: “There was very little between the two teams and I’ve stressed to my players that we showed them too much respect in the first-half.

“We got done by a mistake. We made a mistake on the halfway line and then we made a mistake with the ball in – a disappointing goal from our part.”

But the new boss was keen to take the positives from Tuesday night’s game.

He said: “There’s loads of stuff to keep getting better at and that’s what it’s about.

“I think we’ve shown enough in these two games that gives us hope for the remaining games in the season.

“We showed a lot of character in the second-half, but we don’t want to be a team that just shows character and gets beat every week. We’ve got to eliminate the mistakes.”

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