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By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 07 November 2012 Updated: 12/11 10:49
Workington 1 Solihull Moors 1
OMAR Bogle’s first half penalty was enough to secure a point for Solihull Moors on Saturday as they extended their unbeaten run to four matches.
Marcus Bignot made just one change to the side that drew at Histon with captain Phil Midworth coming in for the ill Dominic Langdon whilst Junior English created history by becoming the first player to make 200 appearances for the club.
Moors almost fell behind in disastrous circumstances in the early stages when Danny Spencer’s backpass to Jas Singh was short and the keeper’s hurried clearance ricocheted off Johnny Wright and just past the post.
A swift response saw Bogle force a corner at the other end two minutes later and keeper Aaran Taylor failed to deal with Darryl Knights’ cross but David Hewson was well positioned to clear off the line.
Moors were managing to restrict Workington to long range efforts in the main though one such strike from Gareth Arnison forced Singh into serious action.
The deadlock was broken in the 27th minute when after making a run into the box, Bogle was needlessly fouled by James Bolton and the striker picked himself up to convert the penalty for his fifth goal of the season.
Jordan Connerton was proving one of Workington’s biggest threats and he did brilliantly to go past Midworth before crossing to Joe Mwasile who wasted the opportunity.
Singh had to be at his acrobatic best on the stroke of half time to tip Connerton’s 25-yard chip over as the visitors’ held on to their slender lead at the interval.
Workington came out strongly after the break and Singh had to make a fine double save to deny Wordsworth but the equaliser did arrive in the 68th minute.
Anthony Wright sent a cross to the far post where Johnny Wright headed back across goal to find Connerton to convert.
The hosts wasted a chance to go ahead five minutes later when Mwasile went on a fantastic run but chose to shoot rather than feed Connerton and his effort failed to trouble Singh.
Moors’ best chance to secure all three points came five minutes from time when Bogle fired goalwards but his effort was turned on to the post by Taylor.
The draw made it eight points in four games for Moors and moves them three points clear of the relegation zone.
Their attentions turn to the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy on Saturday and a revenge mission against AFC Fylde who knocked them out of the FA Cup earlier in the season. Kick-off at Damson Park is 3pm.
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