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4th Jul, 2022

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors confirm play-off spot with successive wins over bank holiday weekend

SOLIHULL Moors confirmed their place in the National League play-offs with a pair of wins against Weymouth and Bromley over the bank holiday weekend.

Moors won a six-goal thriller 4-2 against already relegated Weymouth before then beating Bromley 3-0 with Andrew Dallas on target in both matches.

The results mean Moors remain fourth in the National League table and will now look to close the two-point gap to third place Halifax Town and clinch an automatic semi-final place.

And Moors were quick to open the scoring against Weymouth at the Bob Lucas Stadium when Harry Boyes fired a superb low volley into the net from Ryan Barnett’s cross after just seven minutes.

Solihull doubled their lead in bizarre fashion shortly before half time when Ollie Harfield diverted the ball into his own net after Kyle Hudlin, Dallas and Callum Maycock all had effort saved or blocked.

And Moors made sure of the points on 69 minutes when James Clarke’s powerful low effort beat Weymouth goalkeeper Ross Fitzsimons at his near post.

The home side pulled a goal back through Tyler Cordner on 79 minutes before Moors struck again in injury time when Dallas netted his 20th goal of the campaign with a cool finish.

Weymouth’s Tom Blair scored a consolation goal for the home side with virtually the last kick of the game as Moors took another giant step towards the play-offs.

And their play-off place was confirmed with a comfortable win against Bromley at the ARMCO Arena as Adam Rooney broke the deadlock on seven minutes when he slotted home from Joe Sbarra’s through ball.

Neal Ardley’s side had to wait until 75 minutes to extend their lead when Sbarra produced a smart finish into the corner from Dallas’ pass to wrap up the game.

And Dallas grabbed a goal for himself on 84 minutes when the substitute fired home from the penalty spot after Chris Bush had fouled the striker in the box.

Solihull are next in action at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on Saturday, May 7 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.

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