21st Sep, 2019

REPORT: Moors remain bottom after AFC Fylde thrashing

FOOTBALL: SOLIHULL Moors remain rooted to the bottom of the National League table after crashing a four-goal defeat against AFC Fylde.

The Coasters, promoted from the National League North last season, have made a steady start to their first campaign in the top tier of non-league football.

And it continued on Saturday as Moors had little to answer for.

It proved to be Moors’ worst home defeat since Hinckley put seven past them six years ago – the scoreline was made more worrying given Fylde’s general lack up front throughout the game.

Three set pieces and a poorly defended corner proved to be the undoing for Richard Money’s men.

New Moors keeper Nick Townsend was quickly called into action when Rowe’s free kick looked destined for the back of the net.

Oladapo Afolayan put Jermaine Hylton through, but the upright came to Fylde’s assistance.

With Moors looking the more likely to open the scoring, Darren Carter’s free kick hit the wall – and his one two with Asante resulted in a weak effort from close range.

Solihull’s first taste of the danger from Fylde’s breakaway tactics came on 22 minutes with Smith’s effort blocked by Daly, whilst the two ensuing corners kept the home side on the back foot.

With 30 minutes played, Muldoon blasted over having got on the end of a long goal kick – and Burke should have done better having been set up by Rowe.

With pressure mounting just before half time Fylde took the lead on 44 minutes when Smith hammered home from 15 yards following a corner.

But before Richard Money even had the chance to host his half time team talk, Fylde struck again when Rowe’s free kick glanced off Shep Murombedzi to double the visiting side’s lead.

Though Kristian Green caused problems on the right flank, it was Fylde that bagged another goal when a back flick from Bowen was intercepted, allowing Finley to make it 3-0.

Townsend saved well from Bond’s effort moments later whilst Asante shot wide after excellent work from the irrepressible Hylton.

But with three minutes of normal time remaining, Fylde sealed their victory after substitute Tasdemir skipped down the right flank and Muldoon had a simple tap in.

Solihull must now pick themselves up for Sunday’s Emirates FA Cup game at home to League Two side Wycombe Wanderers.

Kick-off is at 2pm.

 

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