19th Nov, 2017

REPORT: Moors beat again at the hands of Sutton

FOOTBALL: GOALS either side of half-time ensured Solihull Moors remain bottom of the National League table as Sutton United took all the points from the Automated Technology Group Stadium, writes Luke Turner.

Sutton had the ball in the net early on as Tom Bolarinwa crossed for Dundas who headed past Nick Townsend – luckily for The Moors though, the offside flag was up.

Townsend was then called into action just minutes later. A long ball over the top wasn’t dealt with and Lafayette forced the Moors stopper into a low save.

It took the home side the best part of 25 minutes before they registered their first effort on goal, a towering George Carline header doing little to trouble Jamie Butler.

United then went back up the other end as some smart work from Lafayette resulted in the ball being set on a plate for Kieron Cadogan, but the winger fired high and wide.

The deadlock was broke after half-an-hour when some slack defending from Solihull was pounced upon as Lafayette was threaded through before he fired past Townsend and into the back of the net.

It then took a fine save from the man in between Moors’ sticks to prevent the lead from being doubled by the same man, as a header was tipped over the bar.

Gary Whild’s men then came extremely close to levelling. A peach of a ball from James Bowen was met by the head of Carline who crashed his effort off the inside of the post, before a number of follow ups in the next passage of play were thwarted.

Moors came out flying in the second half and immediately created a golden opportunity.

Carline did well with some smart play down the left before cutting back for the oncoming Darren Carter, who could only blaze over from 12 yards.

Sutton, who were always a threat on the attack, had their first sighter of the half with an almost perfectly hit effort from Cadogan that flew just over.

As the half grew on, chances became few and far between as Moors were the team on the hunt for a goal.

But it was Sutton who were next to threaten as Bolarinwa skipped away from Bowen down the right-hand side and crossed for the dangerous Lafayette who got underneath the ball and watched it sail over.

Moors continued to push but had no joy as Paul Doswell’s side sealed the points with just a few minutes remaining.

A ball over the top was latched onto by Dundas who made no mistake, curling past Townsend at his near post.

The home side were unable to find any reply and consequently found themselves on the wrong end of an even game.

Solihull Moors: Townsend (GK), K Green, Bowen, Carter ©, Murombedzi, Hytlon, P Green (Martin 87), Carline, Daly, Kelleher, Asante (Afolayan 59).

Attendance: 729

 

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