FOOTBALL - Moors end winless run with Maidstone victory - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Moors end winless run with Maidstone victory

Solihull Editorial 6th Mar, 2023 Updated: 6th Mar, 2023   0

SOLIHULL Moors ended their five-game winless run with a 2-0 victory against the National League’s basement club Maidstone United.

Jamey Osborne and Joe Sbarra scored either side of half time at the ARMCO Arena as Moors secured a much-needed three points and their first win at home in over three months.

The result means Moors sit 13th in the National League table, 10 points outside of the play-off places.

Neal Ardley’s side dominated the first half as a succession of blocks in the Maidstone penalty area kept the scores level before Andrew Dallas saw his shot well-saved by Dan Barden.

And Mark Beck was next to go close when his effort went wide of the post from Callum Maycock’s low cutback.

However, Osborne produced a moment of magic on 42 minutes when his left-footed strike crashed in off the underside of the crossbar from 20-yards out after the ball rolled out to the midfielder following a set piece.

Moors made a strong start to the second period as Dallas flashed a shot across the face of goal and Mitchell Roberts shot narrowly wide from distance.

And Solihull doubled their lead on 75 minutes when Sbarra won back possession and drilled a low effort in off the base of right-hand post from the edge of the penalty area.

The home side almost added a third goal late on as Beck was denied by the outstretched leg of Barden before the Maidstone stopper was quick to recover to keep out Dallas’s follow up.

Solihull are next in action at home to Torquay United on Tuesday, March 7 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the ARMCO Arena.

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