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Solihull Moors boss Marcus Bignot wants to extend winning streak at home

Solihull Editorial 19th Nov, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

MOORS will be looking to extend their 100 per cent home record in the National League North this season when they play host to Gloucester City at the Automated Technology Group Stadium this Saturday.

The Tigers are currently managed by the vastly experienced Tim Harris who rejoined the club in February 2014 and helped them win promotion from the Southern League.

Between the sticks they have Jas Singh, who Moors fans will remember with affection as the club’s shot stopper between 2010 and 2014. They also boast in their line up ex-Liverpool Academy player Obi Anoruo, who the Solihull faithful will remember playing well against Moors in spells at Vauxhall Motors, Stalybridge Celtic and Colwyn Bay

The future very much looks bright for Gloucester who hope to receive full planning consent in the New Year for the rebuilding of their ancestral home Meadow Park with a possible return there for the start of the 2017/18 season.

That will end ten years of a nomadic existence since the floods of 2007 when with water some eight feet deep plus sewage contamination they had no alternative but to up sticks and had spells at Forest Green Rovers and Cirencester before ground sharing at Cheltenham’s Whaddon Road stadium.

Honours are even between the two sides with both having won five matches and drawn twice in their 12 matches.

Moors boss Marcus Bignot regards all teams in the National North as being more than capable of beating any other side but will be hoping to see his players extend their 100 per cent home league record this Saturday.

And he was quick to defend the 0-0 stalemate at Hednesford on Saturday which saw his side claim a fourth point out of a possible 15 in their last five league matches.

“One of our main objectives was to keep a clean sheet away for the first time this season and in difficult conditions we did just that,” said Bignot.

“I was pleased with the opportunities we created and would on most days expect our players to convert them into goals. It happens! We went 15 games unbeaten which with 33 points on the board equates to over two per game.”

Moors remain in third place in the National North League with AFC Fylde having played the same number of games, the same number of points and the same goal difference. Nuneaton head the table three points clear but Moors have a two game advantage on them.

The draw for the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Trophy was made last Monday and Moors will host Boston United, currently sixth in the league on 30 points, but over whom Moors have four games in hand. Ironically Moors play them again at home the following week in the league.

Admission for this Saturday’s clash are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and 12-15-year-olds, while children under the age of 12 enter for free accompanied by a paying adult.

There are also discounted prices for season tickets holders at Aston Villa, West Brom, Birmingham City, Coventry and Walsall.