MATCH PREVIEW: Solihull Moors


Let’s get back to it! A first defeat of the season brought a halt to the sterling form which saw us unbeaten in 6, winning 5 of those encounters. The loss to Wrexham could have gone a very different way had we been as clinical as in previous weeks, the job now is to ensure that is an isolated defeat – in a sea of green on the form chart!

As with the Wealdstone draw, we then bounced back with two victories, although we’re under no allusions we’ll eventually see a dip in form – the aim is to stretch out this run of quality performances and subsequent results for as long as possible.

The Daggers have just 3 games in 21 days, including that Wrexham trip, so we’ve had a week to prepare for this one – unlike the in-form Moors who played on Tuesday. They picked up a point, meaning they’ve got 10 out of a possible 12, so they’re in a good place going into today’s match.

Although, as McMahon said in his pre-match, all the games are tough in this league – irrespective of form – and the quality outfit Solihull are, it’s sure to be an enticing encounter. The likes of Sbarra, recently acquired Dallas and the constant threat of Rooney in and around the box mean we’ll have to be strong at the back to see out the win.

What also wouldn’t go amiss is a strong start to the game, something I don’t believe we’ve managed all season so far – eventually coming unstuck last Saturday. So, if we are to start strong (finally), I feel that will give us the confidence, with the quality we possess, to take all three points in front of the Victoria Road crowd.

Here’s who I’d line up in front of the crowd to defeat the Moors and make it 6 wins from 8 and hopefully re-gain top spot!:

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The welcome news from the camp this week is that Balanta and Jones are almost back to full fitness, the former picking up an injury in the opening day win over Stockport. However, they are unlikely to feature today and we may have to hold out until Altrincham before we see them in action.

Aside from that, I would pick an unchanged side from the Wrexham win as it isn’t a packed fixture schedule at the minute and consistent team selection – as has been proven so far – leads to near-consistent performances and results!

That’s my look-ahead to the game complete, now it’s over to the players on the pitch to pick up all three points. Next time you’re reading this, here’s hoping we’ve regained top spot!

Thanks for reading,



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