2nd Dec, 2016

Solihull Moors make their point away at Tamworth

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

SOLIHULL Moors bounced back from last weekend’s FA Cup heartache at Worcester by picking up a deserved point on the road at Tamworth .

Marcus Bignot’s side came from behind to earn a share of the spoils following a 1-1 draw on Saturday against a side with a reputation of being draw specialists this season.

The game could not have started worse for Moors when on five minutes Ben Siegrist made only partial contact with a long throw into the Moors box and Mettam was on hand to open the scoring from six yards out.

It took until the tenth minute for the visitors to make their first foray into the Lambs’ goal area but Jimmy Armson headed Connor Franklin’s trademark throw wide.

Moors then had a penalty shout turned down following what looked like a handball infringement in the box before Tamworth enjoyed one of their better spells in the match but Newton fired wide and Green’s effort was blocked.

Moors were denied another penalty when Junior English looked to have been tripped inside the area but the well placed referee judged their to be no contact.

But eight minutes before the break their pressure paid off when Stefan Moore neatly squared the ball to brown whose first effort was parried but he reacted first to fire home the rebound.

As half time approached Belshaw made a superb save as Brown sent another effort off the outside of his foot hurtling towards the top of the far post.

Callum Gittings headed straight into the keepers’ arms but the scoreline remained level at the break.

Moors started the second half brightly with Borwn heading wide of goal twice in the opening three minutes.

At the other end Durrell’s free kick was cleared at the near post and Siegrist held Newton’s long range drive.

Siegrist had to be alert to deny Mettam after he was put clean through on goal and the Moors keeper did well to tip the ball over the bar after Tomassen send a headed backwards on 70 minutes.

He then produced a fantastic double save to first deny Newton’s point blank effort before palming away Mettam’s inch perfect shot to the top left-hand corner.

Niether side could find a breakthrough in the final minutes but manager Bignot was happy with the outcome at the end of a hard-fought game.

He said: “After the Cup disappointment we have responded really well and this could prove a massive point at the end of the season.

“Tamworth will be there or thereabouts so to come here and get a result is pleasing.”

The draw sees Moors slip down to second but Moors have a game in-hand over new league leaders Fylde. Up next for Bignot’s side a home match against Stockport County on October 31.