For the first time on Saturday, we conceded two goals in a league match under Mark Yates. We still won.
The only disappointing element of Saturday was Barrow and Hartlepool United both securing huge victories. However, with Halifax Town and Maidstone United very much in a dogfight now, our run of form has ensured we are no longer chasing one side but several as we bid to secure our survival.
This Tuesday night fixture sees arguably the smallest club in the division face off against arguably the biggest – Tranmere Rovers and Leyton Orient may have something to say about that, mind.
Wrexham don’t lose often. No side has lost less league matches this season (6) and nobody has conceded less than Dean Keates’ outfit this season (26). However, they face a Moors side that are unbeaten at home in six, winning four and averaging almost two goals per game.
This might be 21st vs 4th but we sit 3rd in the form table and the home crowd will certainly fancy victory tonight.
Yates talks up Tuesday’s opposition:
“We went to the Racecourse Ground and gave them a good game with a totally different team to this year. I felt we should`ve got something out of that one and I`m expecting to get something out of Tuesday`s game too.
‘They`re up there for a reason, they`ve been there all season, they`re having a good one but we`ve got to make it uncomfortable for them and put them under pressure.”
Solihull Moors Team News:
Mark Yates has to decide whether to give Alex Reid a full debut after the youngster stepped off the bench to the score winner on Saturday. Jermaine Hylton and Adi Yussuf could drop to the bench.
Player to watch: Alex Reid
It would be fair to say few around the Automated Technology Group Stadium know little about Alex Reid but the ex-Rushall Olympic striker announced himself in style on Saturday with a late winner.
Wrexham Team News:
Wrexham will be without Olly Marx and Mark Carrington through injury, however Paul Rutherford is available for selection following the end of his suspension.
Player to watch: Chris Holroyd
For a side near the top of the division, goals have been hard to come by for Wrexham so Chris Holroyd’s 13 have made a huge difference.
Match Facts & Stats
SOLIHULL MOORS – 21st
Overall record: Played 33; Won 9, Drawn 6, Lost 18; For 35, Against 49, GD -14; Points 33
Last six at home: Played 6; Won 4, Drawn 2, Lost 0; For 11, Against 4, GD +7; Points 14
Most starts: Darren Carter – 33
Most goals: Oladapo Afolayan – 11
Worst discipline: Darren Carter – 5 yellow cards and 1 red card
Referee: David Rock
National League matches officiated 17/18: 17
Yellow cards produced: 42
Red cards produced: 2
Penalties awarded: 5
Last time in charge of Solihull Moors: Solihull Moors 1-0 Leyton Orient – 02/12/2017
Assistant referees: Andrew Humphries and Craig Simpson
Fourth official: Richard Walker
Solihull Moors 1-1 Wrexham
Solihull Moors’ next six fixtures:
03.03.2018 – Maidstone United (H) – NAL
06.03.2018 – Bromley (H) – NAL
10.03.2018 – Sutton United (A) – NAL
13.03.2018 – Gateshead (A) – NAL
17.03.2018 – Torquay United (H) – NAL
24.03.2018 – Halifax Town (A) – NAL