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By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 20 February 2013 Updated: 20/02 17:17
Brackley Town 2 Solihull Moors 1
A RARE Dominic Langdon goal could not save Moors from defeat at promotion hopefuls Brackley Town on Saturday.
Marcus Bignot’s men gave an excellent account of themselves against third-placed Brackley who included recent signing Izak Reid up front and the former Morecombe man showed his worth by netting twice to take his tally to five goals in three games for his new employers.
Moors had to make a late change to their starting line-up after Keenah Rosser picked up an injury in the warm-up, Karl Broadhurst came in to replace him.
There was an early battle for supremacy between the two sides as Ryan Beswick fired over in the fifth minute for the visitors before Jas Singh was called into action to keep out Steve Diggin and Glenn Walker.
He was powerless to prevent the game’s opening goal in the 23rd minute though when Reid picked up a loose ball as the hosts attacked and cut inside before firing home.
Moors kept probing in search of an equaliser but were proving ineffective in the final third whilst Singh saved a 20-yarder with ten minutes of the half left before denying both Diggin and Walker from close range.
Dior Angus had Moors’ best chance of an equaliser before half time when Gary Birch picked him out but as with Beswick earlier, his effort cleared the bar.
Omar Bogle was introduced by Bignot at half time and he quickly started causing problems, one run of note allowing his to find Beswick in the box but quick work from the defenders denied him a clear goalscoring chance.
Moors were fortunate that Diggin was unable to capitalise having dispossessed Broadhurst on the edge of the box before the visitors ventured forward again when Beswick was just off target from Michael Blackwood’s centre.
Bogle shot over and Beswick was then denied by Turley as the hunt for an equaliser continued but Moors’ task was about to become much more difficult as Brackley struck on the break when Winters fed Reid to complete his brace.
With full time approaching the visitors finally got the goal their play deserved when Beswick’s cross was played into Langdon’s path by Blackwood and the defender made no mistake.
Moors entertain Boston United on Saturday (3pm).
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