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Solihull Moors v Chorley 18/10/2014

Saturday October 18th, 3pm

Chorley travelled back from the midlands empty handed having surrendered early supremacy and the lead before half time and ended the game on the wrong end of a three-one score line.

Solihull Moors, who despite being tenth in the league prior to kick-off, are one of the form teams in the league having picked up 13 points from the previous five games and this run was extended at the Magpies expense.

It looked promising for Chorley in the early encounters with both Josh Hine and James Dean finding themselves one-on-one with the tango adorned home keeper Tony Breedon, but on booth occasions it was the number 1 who came out on top.  However on 13 minutes Dean finally done a dual, again finding himself through with just the keeper to beat he this time lifted the ball over Breedon’s head and into the bottom of the net.

The lead lasted just seven minutes and Sam Ashton might have done better.  A deep freekick into the box saw the Magpies stopper failed to get a solid enough contact on the ball and it was left to Rob Elvins to convert from close range.

Despite a few half chances for both sides it looked like it was going to be all square at the break, but then from a well worked corner routine The Moors took the lead.  A deep ball to the back post was nodded across the face of goal and top scorer Omar Bogle headed home from close range.

The timing of the goal was a blow to the visitors and no doubt changes the half time team talk in an instant.

After the restart Chorley pressed for an equaliser, but were often caught short at the back.

One thing Solihull have in abundance is pace going forward and they move the ball from back to front very quickly and efficiently.  Kyle Jacobs, who didn’t have the best of afternoons, found himself the target for most of the home side’s advances as they looked find an advantage on their left flank against the shaky former Stockport and FC United defender.

With a little over an hour gone Solihull netted a third.  Hine was penalised for hand ball outside his own area and from the resulting free-kick Darryl Knights whipped in a Beckham-esk ball up-and-over the wall with Ashton guarding the far post having no chance.

The Magpies continued to look for a way back into the game; the best chance falling to Hine who shot straight at Breedon when a square ball to Dean might have been the better option, but the Moors continued to look dangerous on the break and in the end full deserved their win.

Starting XI: Sam Ashton, Kyle Jacobs, Adam Mather, Andy Teague, Tom Smyth, Adam Roscoe, Josh Hine, Dale Whitham, James Dean, Jack Dorney, Darren Stephenson

Subs: Harry Winter, Paul Jarvis, Astley Mulholland, Chris Simm, Jack Lynch

Att: 502 (with around 150 from Chorley)

Goals: JAMES DEAN (13), Rob Elvins (20), Omar Bogle (45), Darryl Knights (65) Man of the Match: Dale Whitham, his energy and presence in the midfield will be sorely missed next week

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