17th Jul, 2019

Solihull Moors boss Flowers upbeat despite Fylde defeat

Craig Gibbons 16th Aug, 2018

SOLIHULL Moors’ 100 per cent start to the new National League campaign was brought to an end on Tuesday night but boss Tim Flowers had no qualms with the 3-1 defeat to AFC Fylde.

After claiming a fantastic 1-0 victory over Aldershot Town on Saturday, thanks to a 51st-minute strike from Daniel Wright, Moors saw their three-game winning run ended at Mill Farm.

Goals from Danny Rowe, Andy Bond and Gime Toure secured the three points for Fylde while Luke Maxwell notched for the visitors.

Despite the defeat, Flowers insisted it was ironically Moors’ best performance of the season so far.

“Some of our play and the creating of chances was really excellent, especially in the second half,” he said.

“To a man, I thought the players were excellent.

“I’m the first to tell them when I’m not happy, but I can’t knock them for that performance.

“I thought it was really good with some quite fluid play at times, building through midfield and getting great quality crosses into the box.

“Sometimes we’ll create half as many chances as that and win the game.

“We’ve come away to a very good side and a tough place to come and I think we’ve acquitted ourselves well.

“I don’t like losing, but there are ways of losing and I thought we played well.”

After their opening four games Moors find themselves sixth in the table and face another tough test on Saturday when promotion hopefuls Sutton United are the visitors.

However, Flowers is confident Solihull are heading in the right direction.

“This is an incredibly tough division,” he added.

“It was a fantastic victory against Aldershot and hopefully we’re moving forward slowly but surely.

“It was mid-November when we had nine points on the board last season and now we’ve got nine points on the board in the first four games.”

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