FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors twice come from behind to draw with Notts County in frenetic contest - The Solihull Observer
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10th Aug, 2022

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors twice come from behind to draw with Notts County in frenetic contest

SOLIHULL MOORS twice came from behind to draw 3-3 with promotion rivals Notts County and extend their unbeaten run to 11 matches.

Moors led through Andrew Dallas’ penalty before the same player levelled in the second-half and Ryan Barnett grabbed a second leveller on 86 minutes.

The result leaves Moors in sixth place in the National League table, three points clear of the chasing pack, after a frenetic draw at the ARMCO Arena.

And the hosts made a fast start when Callum Maycock hit the outside of the post after Jamey Osborne’s long throw wreaked havoc in the County penalty area.

Solihull took the lead shortly after when Dallas converted a penalty on seven minutes after the referee spotted a handball in the box.

However, Notts County drew level on 18 minutes when Ruben Rodrigues found the bottom corner with a smart finish.

Neal Ardley’s side were then awarded another penalty when Dallas went down under the challenge of County goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros only for referee Daniel Middleton to consult with his assistant and overturn his original decision.

Moors ended the half strongly with James Clarke heading over and Osborne firing narrowly over the crossbar before Harry Boyes’ cross-shot evaded everybody in the box.

And Solihull continued to press early in the second period when Osborne had another effort cleared off the line before Dallas had a shot blocked.

However, the visitors completed the turnaround on 56 minutes when Alex Lacey headed home from a corner after Moors keeper Ryan Boot had tipped Connell Rawlinson’s effort around the post.

Moors were soon level when Dallas scored his second of the game on 71 minutes with a cool finish from Clarke’s drilled ball.

However, parity would last for just two minutes when Rodrigues produced a composed finish past Boot to double his tally for the night from Kyle Wootton’s pass.

But Moors would have the final say when Barnett equalised four minutes from time as he rifled an effort into the bottom corner to send the home faithful wild.

Solihull are next in action away Bromley on Saturday, March 12 in the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy with kick-off at 3pm at Hayes Lane.

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