Fixture: Solihull Moors vs Barnet
Date: Saturday 14th January 2023
Competition: Isuzu FA Trophy
Venue: ARMCO Arena
The Bees are back on the road this Saturday as Dean Brennan’s side travel to the West Midlands to face fellow National League outfit Solihull Moors in the FA Trophy.
We faced Plymouth Parkway prior to Christmas in the third round of the tournament, which saw Daniel Powell send us through with a 91st minute winner.
Saturday’s game might well prove to be a tougher test than our third-round fixture, with the Moors being a National League stalwart for some time now. However, with three losses on the bounce, our opponents aren’t on the greatest of form, and Brennan and his boys could well take advantage of that.
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ABOUT OUR OPPOSITION:
Nickname: The Moors
Stadium: ARMCO Arena (5,500 capacity)
Manager: Neal Ardley
Top Scorer: Andy Dallas (10 goals)
League Position: 12th
Recent Result: Southend United 3 – 0 Solihull Moors
IN THE DUGOUT:
Neal Ardley began his playing career as a midfielder for Wimbledon FC – making over 250 appearances in 11 years.
The 50-year-old then went onto play for Watford and Cardiff City before finishing his career at Millwall following a stretch of injuries.
Ardley returned to Cardiff City in 2007 to take charge of their academy before enjoying a successful six-year spell as manager of AFC Wimbledon.
He then spent three years at Notts County before joining Solihull Moors in June 2021. So far in his time at Solihull Moors, Ardley boasts a 50.6% win record.
ONE TO WATCH:
The Moors’ top scorer, Scotsman Andrew Dallas signed for the West Midlands club in 2021 from Cambridge United, and started his career at Rangers, having developed with the club’s youth system as a kid.
Since signing for the Moors, the 23-year-old striker has scored an impressive 28 goals in 63 games, and the Bees defenders will have to be on the top of their game to thwart him.
OUR LAST MEETING:
17th September 2022
Solihull Moors 1 – 1 Barnet
Scorers: Dallas, De Havilland
Solihull Moors Line-Up: Moulden, Clarke, Coker, Dallas, Sbarra, Howe, Maycock (Whelan, 84’), Osborne, Barnett, Kelly, Kelleher
Substitutes: Storer, McNally, Vaughan, Whelan, Parsons
Bees’ Line-Up: Walker, Collinge, Okimo, Wynter, Kabamba, Gorman, Pritchard, Shielfs (Kanu, 69’, Hall 85’), Diarra, De Havilland, Phillips (Armstrong, 67’)
Substitutes: Armstrong, Hall, Kanu, Callan, Smith