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Solihull Moors display delights Flowers

Craig Gibbons 23rd Aug, 2018

A DELIGHTED Tim Flowers hailed Solihull’s 2-2 draw with Sutton United as the ‘best performance of the National League season’ so far after Moors came twice from behind to salvage a point.

Sutton took the lead in the 25th minute when a blistering counter-attack, led by Dan Wishart, was finished off by Ross Lafayette.

It took until the 68th minute for Solihull to equalise when Danny Wright was on hand to nod home from close range after connecting with Liam Daly’s header back across goal.

Sutton restored their advantage through Tommy Wright but with eight minutes remaining Moors restored parity when Kyle Storer found the back of the net with an acrobatic finish from Corey O’Keefe’s pinpoint cross.

Moors boss Flowers said: “We’ve had to show our character and courage in the last couple of games and, for me, that was our best performance of the season by a mile.

“We had to show a bit of everything. We had to show courage and bottle, but we also had to show some technical ability.

“Once again we had to dig deep and fight back and they were two goals from set plays.

“It’s something that we have prided ourselves on since last November. We’ve been detailed at trying to stop them and detailed at trying to score from them.

“After what I imagine was a really entertaining game with two proper non-League sides going hammer and tongs at each other, 2-2 was a fair result.”

Moors lost to Sutton 1-0 last year and Flowers revealed he was using last season’s play-off members as the template team for how to survive in the National League.

“When we went down and lost at Sutton last year, I said to the boys in the dressing room afterwards that they are what we want to be in 12 months’ time,” he said.

“That is a template that fits the National League.

“Big, strong, resilient and powerful with energy and experience in the right areas.

“We’re getting there. It’s not a done deal yet, we’ve still got plenty we need to do.

“We’re definitely a far better side than when we went down there last season.”

The games continue to come thick and fast for Moors who make the trip to Harrogate Town on Saturday before playing host to Wrexham on Bank Holiday Monday.

“This weekend is a big weekend,” said Flowers.

“We want to get some points on the board and get ahead of the game, rather than having to chase our tails like we did last year.

“All in all after five games, I think ten points is a good return.

“If you’re averaging two points a game then you’re going to have a good season.

“I’m not stupid as that might drop away sometimes. We’ve got ahead of the eight ball for a change instead of being behind it.”

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