On Tuesday night, Solihull Moors recorded a 2-0 win against Grimsby Town, scoring two goals against the run of play despite the Mariners being on top for much of the game.
Moors returned to winning ways on Tuesday night with a victory over Grimsby Town. In a game taking place at the ARMCO Arena, Grimsby Town suffered a fifth defeat in six games across all competitions. Paul Hurst, Grimsby’s manager, felt his side had done enough to win the match but admitted after the game that there were too many underperformers. Despite dominating for extended stretches of the game, the Mariners allowed two simple goals and gave up the three points to Solihull.
Although Grimsby had chances and a good share of the possession, Solihull Moors were far more clinical with their chances. In the end, the home side saw out the game comfortably, with the tie effectively over with twenty-five minutes still on the clock. Grimsby Town fans will be annoyed at how little their side worked the goalkeeper despite controlling the game for long periods.
The Moors fans will be happy with the result, as it means a good opportunity to move up the table at the expense of the third-placed Mariners. The game was also a great opportunity for sports betting fans, who could make use of low wagering bonuses to win a successful bet. The Moors were underdogs for this game, but Grimsby had been in poor form as of late, giving sharp-eyed sports bettors some great value.
Both teams started the game with two early free kicks. Solihull’s Jordan Cranston stood over the ball and struck it well, just missing the crossbar. Lois Maynard was booked by the authorities shortly after, and Grimsby were awarded a free-kick of their own.
The contest continued to have momentum for both sides, and it was the Moors who took advantage of it, scoring in the seventh minute. On his debut, Clarke provided an assist as his cross found Rooney, who tucked it past a hapless James McKeown.
After Adam Rooney converted James Clarke’s excellent cross early in the game, the Mariners came close to equalising when Luke Waterfall’s header cleared the bar. However, the Moors continued to be dangerous in attack, with Ryan Barnett finding space on the right-hand side not long after. He whipped the ball into the box but was unable to put it in the right position to meet Cranston’s head as he drove into the six-yard box. Ardley was later forced to make an early substitution, with McNally replacing the injured Callum Howe in the 20th minute for his first appearance of the season. It’s unclear on the condition of Howe at the moment, but hopefully, it’s nothing serious. It was only last season that saw Howe, unfortunately, miss out for six months after picking up a knee injury against Wrexham.
Not long after, Cranston’s free-kick was curled into the area, forcing the defender to clear it behind. Moments later, the visitors got an opportunity of their own, with James Ball giving away a free-kick and receiving a yellow card for a foul on Michee Efete. Grimsby had more possession, but at this point, Ryan Boot had been completely untroubled in goal for the Moors so far.
After the halftime break, there was a lot of end-to-end action, although both sides struggled to create penetrating runs, and there were few shots. In the 68th minute, however, substitute Joe Sbarra managed to produce some magic as he picked up the ball in his half and launched a counter-attack. The 22 years old midfielder reached the edge of the box before slotting the ball calmly past the Mariners’ keeper, doubling the home side’s lead.
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