11th Dec, 2016

Togetherness is the key ingredient as Solihull Moors stay top of the pile

Solihull Editorial 6th Jan, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

Solihull Moors skipper Theo Streete will be expressing his views on the club throughout the season in a regular column for the Observer.

This week he reflects on Tuesday’s 3-0 victory over Brackley Town and looks back on a positive festive period for Moors.

It was a good performance against Brackley and it was important for us to win our games in hand and collect as many points as possible.

We started very quickly and I think that helped set the tone of the game. We tried to establish a quick tempo and come out of the tracks early on with the two goals and we were able to build on that.

Every game comes with its own challenge and when you come into the second part of the season you come up against teams in the bottom half of the table and teams fighting for their lives down at the bottom so these games can be harder.

We’ve got a great record at home and we’ve done very well in terms of clean sheets too so we’re keen to add to that with every game.

Challenge

The gaffer has challenged to whole team to continue picking up clean sheets and in the last two matches we’ve been able to do that which is great.

I think it’s a good thing that we’re not just relying on one goalscorer perhaps like other teams. Everyone is chipping in goals.

We’ve got people coming off the bench who can score, we’ve got Akwasi Asante and Stefan Moore up front and players scoring from midfield too so I think that’s good to see.

When we score we want to celebrate together and I think you can see there’s a real togetherness about the squad at the moment.

Pleasing

Looking back over the busy Christmas and New Year period we were very pleased to have picked up ten points out of a possible 12 – it was a very productive period.

What was even more pleasing was that we picked up points from teams around us and the two wins over Nuneaton shows that we mean business.

We did a good job on them especially in the second half of both matches. It gave us a lot of confidence and of course winning breeds confidence.

Setback

We had a setback at Boston but we’re now on another run where we’re unbeaten in six matches in the league and if we can go on another run I’m certain we’ll be right up there at the end of the season.

The manager has spoken to us but he’s told us to keep taking it one game at a time. Once we step across that white line we all know our jobs, we all know what we need to do so we’ll just carry on doing that and making ourselves a tough team to beat.

I’m looking forward to this Saturday’s game. They’re the highest goalscorers in the league and we’ve got the best defence so it should be an interesting game.

We’ve got a good record against our rivals around the top so hopefully we can make a point.

Sometimes playing in mid-week can help like it did for us over Christmas with the number of games we had but confidence is high in the squad and we’re all looking forward to it.