Wasteful Moors sacrifice three-goal lead to Lowestoft - The Solihull Observer

Wasteful Moors sacrifice three-goal lead to Lowestoft

Solihull Editorial 8th Dec, 2014 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016   0

MOORS were made to settle for just a point at home to Lowestoft Town after letting slips a three-goal cushion in this Conference North fixture at the Autotech Stadium Attendance.

The home side were hoping to exact retribution for a 2-0 defeat on the second game of the season on Saturday afternoon.

But they were come undone in drastic fashion after the Trawlerboys produced a spirited fightback to earn a 3-3 draw and a share of the spoils.

Prior to the match both teams merged together for a photo to mark ‘Football Remembers’, on a day when all teams across the country came together to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas Truce football matches of 1914.

But when the whistle for kick-off came there was only one team in the match for the opening 40 minutes as Moors dominated and took a 3-0 lead.

In the fifth minute Ryan Beswick dispossessed Hayles and put through Omar Bogle but his effort was well saved before the deadlock was broken by Bewswick,

With the visitors on the back foot Solihull pressed forward again and within a minute Darryl Knights put in a trade mark cross from the right which Beswick headed home into the top corner of the net.

He should have grabbed his second moments later when Bogle put him clean through but this time the visiting goalkeeper was able to tip the ball over the bar and Liam Daly headed inches wide from the ensuing corner.

Lowestoft’s first meaningful attack came in the 13th minute with Reed fired into the side netting from a tight angle.

And it was then Bogle’s chance to add to this season’s tally when he cut back to take the ball on his right foot but with just the keeper to beat the shot lacked any real pace.

A second goal however did come 11 minutes before the interval when Knights crossed from the left for the incoming Reece Fleet to fire home into the bottom corner.

Bogle was able to add to his tally when he was brought down inside the area which saw the away goalkeeper Jones sent off and the England ‘C’ international made no mistake from the spot for his 15th goal of the season.

That should have sealed the win but the balance of the game changed with 60 seconds of the half remaining and Rossi Jarvis pulled one goal back to cut the deficit to two at the half-way stage.

With Aitor Espejo on for Bogle, Moors were still in a strong position against the ten men but just three minutes after the re-start Solihull hearts were well and truly in their mouths as Lowestoft scored again.

This time striker Jake Reed drove a stinging shot at Breeden and as the keeper parried the ball, in slid Jack Ainsley to convert.

Espejo saw a good effort go just wide on 57 minutes but The Trawlerboys were on a roll and on 65 minutes disaster struck again for Moors when Reed scored the equaliser.

Solihull at last found their spirit as they tried to hit back with substitutes Rosser and Langdon providing cover whilst Daly led the attack and Richard Taundrey’s 20 yard volley flew just over the bar late on.

In three minutes of added on time Moors threw everything at Lowestoft but despite laying siege to the goal area it was too late and they had to settle for the one point.

The draw sees Solihull remain in fifth place in the league. This Saturday they take to the road to Dartford for the first round proper of the FA Trophy.

Omar Bogle scored his 15th goal of the campaign against Lowestoft Town on Saturday. (s) Photo by John Clothier and Nasar Husain.

Liam Daly comes close. (s) Photo by John Clothier and Nasar Husain.


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