FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors concede late on in Dagenham draw - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors concede late on in Dagenham draw

Solihull Editorial 31st Jan, 2024 Updated: 31st Jan, 2024   0

ANDY Whing feels Solihull Moors are playing nowhere near their best after his side conceded a late goal to draw 1-1 with Dagenham and Redbridge.

Moors looked set to take all three points after Josh Kelly’s penalty broke the deadlock on 68 minutes only for Dion Pereira to equalise one minute from time at the ARMCO Arena.

The result leaves Solihull fourth in the National League table although Whing insists Moors must improve ahead of a crunch clash with play-off rivals Altrincham this weekend.

Whing said: “It’s really disappointing, it took them 88 minutes to have two shots, we gave a sloppy free-kick away, it’s a poor goal to concede, we’re nowhere near our best at the moment.

“We weren’t good enough at the start of the second half before we made the changes, we thoroughly deserved to win, they didn’t really cause us any problems the whole game.

“We missed some really good chances, it’s just not going for us at the moment but we need to be better and we need to be better in the final third.

“We looked a lot more dangerous after the changes, we’re really disappointed to draw a game like that.

“They’re all big games now, we’ve got to play miles better, I think, bar Chesterfield, at the moment Altrincham are the best team in the league.

“They put six past us at their place, we had square pegs in round holes in that game but we need to be much better against a very tough team.”

Moors almost took the lead when Jamey Osborne floated a free-kick into the box which Mark Beck nodded into the path of Kelly who saw his header superbly pushed over the bar by Elliot Justham.

And the home side won a penalty in the second half after Nikola Tavares clumsily shoved Kelly to the ground in the box as the Moors striker picked himself up to open the scoring from the spot.

However, Dagenham drew level on 89 minutes after Moors switched off at a free-kick and the visitors worked the ball to Pereira who curled a shot into the left corner of the goal from the edge of the penalty area.

Solihull are next in action at home to Altrincham on Saturday, February 3 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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