A BUSY festive period begins for Solihull Moors this Saturday with the first of four games in just ten days taking place at promotion hopefuls AFC Fylde on Saturday.
Marcus Bignot’s side will be hoping to narrow the gap between themselves and Fylde who are sitting second in the National League North, three points ahead of Moors.
The fixtures come thick and fast for Moors with the FA Trophy replay taking place next Tuesday following last Saturday’s 1-1 draw.
It will once again prove to be difficult task for Bignot’s side with Grimsby looking on target to make a return to the Football League.
And Moors then take on leaders Nuneaton on Boxing Day before travelling to Alfreton on December 28 for the club’s final game of 2015.
“There is no doubt that AFC Fylde will be challenging for promotion at the end of the season and we are pleased to be with them – it is a measure of how far Moors have come this season,” said Bignot.
“Again the Grimsby replay is a bench mark of where we are now – they are a top flight , full time club and playing against them last Saturday brought out the technical and physical ability of our team.
“It also emphasised the players winning mentality which we take into every game be it league or cup.
“The Nuneaton fixture on Boxing Day sees the first of two games in a week against the league leaders, Nuneaton Town.
“From my perspective it is no different from Fylde – they are a full time outfit, top of the table on merit and we are just happy to be so close to them in the league.
“Of course, with seven ex-Nuneaton players in our squad there will be added spice for our supporters.
“We should have a full squad from which to choose this Saturday.”
Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Grimsby demonstrated just how far Moors have come this season after more than matching their higher league opponents.
Despite missing out through suspension, Moors skippers Theo Streete was delighted with the team’s battling performance and he is looking forward to a challenging Christmas period.
He said: “We matched them for the whole 90 minutes and the prospect of a home game in the next round against Weston Super Mare or Wealdstone gives even more incentive to get the result on Tuesday.
“I have captained both Nuneaton and Fylde in my career and still have friends at both clubs.
“However there is a point to be proved against each of them. Likewise the rest of the players who came from Nuneaton over the summer recess who are eager to show what they are made of.
“Kevin Wilson has quickly assembled a good squad and the recent run of results will have given them a lot of confidence.
“That said out lads drew at National League Grimsby last Saturday and they know the result was fully deserved following their strong performance.”