Motormen beaten by Solihull

Motormen beaten by Solihull

Motormen beaten by Solihull

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GOALS from Michael Taylor and Darryl Knights gave Solihull all three points in this drab end of season encounter at Rivacre Park.

The away side started the brightest and should have taken the lead on 24 minutes via the penalty spot.

Motors winger Adam Hughes was adjudged to have pushed Junior English in the back and the referee awarded a penalty however Zac Jones pulled off a fine save to deny Darryl Knights from the spot.

Motors rarely threatened but their best chance in the first half came on 41 minutes when a pinpoint ball over the defence from Karl Clair was met by Steven Tames but his looping effort from just inside the area went agonisingly wide of the left hand post.

Solihull took the lead just before the interval when Jordan Gough delivered a dangerous ball from the left wing and Michael Taylor scored with a diving header from six yards out.

After the interval, chances were few and far between for both sides however Solihull doubled their advantage on 58 minutes.

A through ball was played to man-of-the-match Knights who beat the Vauxhall offside trap and calmly placed the ball into the corner of the net with a cool finish.

Motors did not give up and nearly pulled a goal back on 81 minutes when Lloyd Ellams played in Paulo Mendes who turned his man and tried his luck from 12 yards out but Solihull keeper Jasbir Singh pulled off a spectacular fingertip save to push the ball onto the crossbar and away to safety.

Attendance: 215 Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright, Barnes (Bainbridge 17), Hannigan, Nicholas, Clair, Mendes, Burke (Ellams 65), Tames, Fearnehough, Hughes (Cross 58) Subs not used: Wright, Ritchie.

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