ANDY Whing believes Solihull Moors are still ‘a work in progress’ after battling to a 2-0 win at Scunthorpe United in the FA Trophy despite Kyle Morrison’s first-half red card.
Goals from Jack Stevens and Josh Kelly put Moors in command at Glanford Park before Morrison saw red in first-half injury time.
Despite playing the entirety of the second half with 10-men, Moors held firm to reach the fourth round of the competition much to the delight of boss Whing.
Whing said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the performance, we were outstanding in the first half, off the ball we were a lot better and on the ball we’ve quality in abundance, that’s more like us.
“On the ball, we’re still a work in progress, we can get better but we got back to what we’ve been doing all season, being hard to beat and we had to show that after Kyle got sent off.
“To a man we were outstanding, hopefully we can get better and better.
“All in all it was a great win and a great performance, we owed the supporters who travelled to Altrincham a performance.”
Moors broke the deadlock on 20 minutes when Stevens latched onto Mark Beck’s flick-on before driving into the box and coolly finding the bottom right corner.
And the visitors doubled their lead in the first minute of first-half injury time as Kelly collected Tyler Denton’s poor backwards header before slotting the ball past Ross Fitzsimons at his near post.
However, Moors defender Morrison received a second yellow card moments before the break following an off-the-ball tangle with Danny Whitehall.
Scunthorpe looked to make the man advantage count in the second period as Moors stopper Sam Hornby pushed Kian Scales’ shot from distance to safety.
And Hornby then held Whitehall’s glancing header before denying Danny Elliott from close range late on as Moors secured an impressive victory on the road.
Solihull are next in action at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday, December 16 with kick-off at 3pm at the ARMCO Arena.