LOIS MAYNARD’s late goal secured a priceless 2-1 win for 10-man Solihull Moors against Wealdstone to lift Neal Ardley’s side up to fourth in the National League table.
Maynard struck on 81 minutes after Andrew Dallas had opened the scoring on six minutes in front of over 3,000 fans at the ARMCO Arena.
However, Jerome Okimo levelled for Wealdstone on 22 minutes before Mark Ellis was sent off for a late challenge on 61 minutes.
The result means Moors are now fourth in the table, nine points off the top with a game in hand on leaders Stockport County.
And Solihull made a dream start when Dallas toe-poked the ball home from Harry Boyes’ initial shot from the left.
Wealdstone drew level when Okimo headed past Moors goalkeeper Ryan Boot from a corner.
The two teams then traded chances when Joe Sbarra was denied by Wealdstone keeper George Wickens before Boot made a good stop diving to his left to keep out Aaron Henry’s curling effort.
And Moors were dealt a blow just past the hour mark when Ellis was sent off for a late challenge on Josh Umerah when the striker was through on goal.
However, Ardley’s side remained on the front foot and came close to retaking the lead when Danny Newton’s shot was just kept out by Wickens.
And Solihull did eventually reclaim the lead when Maynard finished at the back post following a goalmouth scramble after good work from Kyle Storer to keep the ball alive.
The home side saw out the remainder of the game to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches.
Solihull are next in action away at Southend United on Saturday, February 26 with kick-off at 3pm at Roots Hall.