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By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 02 January 2013 Updated: 07/01 10:52
Hinckley United 1 Solihull Moors 1
OMAR Bogle’s second half penalty stretched Moors’ unbeaten run in the league to nine games on New Year’s Day but the visitors will have been disappointed not to come away with all three points against their bottom of the table opponents.
Fielding a similar side to the one that won the Boxing Day meeting between the two teams 1-0, Moors came quickly out of the blocks and three consecutive corners swung in by Ryan Beswick produced two clear cut chances, the latter of which fell to Danny Spencer but his header cleared the bar.
Dior Angus was causing Hinckley all manner of problems and his 15th minute shot was just kept out by keeper Robert Peet who shone all afternoon for the Knitters. Dom Langdon met the ensuing corner but Peet was equal to it once more.
Five minutes later a poor clearance from the keeper was fired towards goal by Bogle but he missed the target before Jay Denny’s screamer from 25-yards looked destined for the top corner, only for Peet to save superbly.
At the other end, Jas Singh made a brilliant save to deny the home side from a free kick but Hinckley were gradually forcing themselves into the game, hitting Moors on the break.
Another inswinging corner from Beswick was headed goalwards by Stuart Pierpoint but in a mad scramble the ball was cleared off the line.
Moors were then stunned to fall behind when substitute Aaron Cole’s low drive from the edge of the box went in against the run of play.
A swift response saw Moors have two further efforts cleared off the line and as a result they found themselves behind at the break.
The pressure continued into the second half with Junior English hitting the post following a great run by Angus and Darryl Knights also went close three minutes later.
English then produced a fine save from Peet before substitute Michael Blackwood became the latest player to have an effort cleared off the line.
Moors finally drew level through Bogle’s 75th minute penalty but were frustrated in their search for a winner as Blackwood shot wide on two occasions and Pierpoint fluffed a chance from six-yards out.
THE BOXING Day success came courtesy of Dior Angus’ second half goal on another occasion when Marcus Bignot’s side were much the stronger throughout.
Hinckley’s cause was not helped by the harsh 15th minute dismissal of Ben Richards for a foul on Junior English but once again Peet was in excellent form.
He saved from Spencer and Pierpoint as Moors probed for an opening whilst Aron Wint went close with a deflected effort at the other end.
English and Bogle went close at the start of the second half whilst Dior crossed for Knights to try his luck but an excellent reaction save from Peet kept it 0-0.
He was finally beaten two minutes later though when Spencer brought the ball out of defence and fed Angus who curled the ball home from the edge of the box.
Angus went close again three minutes later, as did English and Spencer before the final whistle but the home side had to settle for a 1-0 full time scoreline.
Moors, who sit 14th, visit fourth placed Gainsborough Trinity on Saturday before heading to fifth placed FC Halifax on Tuesday.
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