28th Oct, 2016

Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot prepares for second Boston battle

Steve Carpenter 2nd Dec, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

MOORS face Boston United for the second time in eight days this Saturday after getting the better of the Pilgrims last weekend in the FA Trophy competition.

In what proved to be a close match between these now close rivals, Callum Gittings scored the only goal of the game ten minutes from time to send Moors through first round proper.

“I expect them to play similarly,” said Moors boss Bignot. “They are likely to sit deep, deny space and try to break us on the counter.”

Moors’ reward for beating Boston on Saturday is an away trip to Grimsby on December 12, who were beaten finalists just two years ago in the Trophy competition when they succumbed to Wrexham in a penalty shoot out.

The Mariners were ever present in the Football League from 1892 until 2010 when they were relegated to the National League Premier.

But this season sees them in determined mood to get back to League Two and they currently sit third in the play-off position.

The fact that former Moors hot shot, Omar Bogle, now plies his trade at Grimsby and that his brother Paul Bignot also played for them, will add to the magic of the game.

“It will be nice to visit an ex-football league club and play at such a venue,” Bignot added.

“We will get to see the mentality of our group in a one off game against a higher opposition.”

Moors gaffer Marcus Bignot however will not take his eye off the sustained efforts of Moors to gain promotion to the National League Premier where his squad face two of the toughest challenges over the next few weeks.

They play away at AFC Fylde on December 19 and then host league leaders Nuneaton on Boxing Day.

“We will prepare the same as any game for these,” Bignot added. “We will make sure the physicality of the players is up at the correct levels for a busy period especially when playing two of the top sides in the league.”

Kick off  for this Saturday’s game is 3pm and tickets cost just £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and 12-15-year-olds, while children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult enter for free.