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Match Preview | Solihull Moors

The Bees host Solihull Moors at The Hive on Tuesday night as they look to turn the positives from the draw with Wrexham into another 3 points.

 

Brennan’s side come into the match on the back of a competitive draw with league leaders Wrexham, with The Bees feeling they probably should have come away with all 3 points.

 

Solihull head to the Hive on the back of a 2-2 draw with nearly relegated Yeovil Town but will be eager to put another 3 points on the board to finish the season strongly.

 

The two sides have met competitively on 10 occasions, with the Bees winning just 2. The remaining 8 saw 4 draws and 4 Solihull victories.

 

Nickname: The Moors

Founded: 2007 (Merging of Moor Green and Solihull Borough)

Ground: Damson Park

Manager: Neal Ardley

Top Scorer: Joe Sbarra (10)

League Position: 11th

Form: WDLDD

 

One to Watch: Joe Sbarra

 

Sbarra is the Moor’s top scorer for the campaign, having scored 9 goals and contributed to 16% of the team’s total for the season. Sbarra has appeared in the starting 11 67% of all possible occasions and played a further 65% of all possible minutes.

 

The 24-year-old often finds himself in the attacking midfield role but has been seen playing both central and right midfield when Ardley needs him to.

 

Sbarra has played against the Bees 5 times but is yet to score in any appearance. Of those 5 he has won 3, drawing 2 and it yet to lose to the Bees.

 

In the Dugout: Neal Ardley

 

Neal Ardley is head managed of Solihull Moors and has been in charge of the club since July 2021. Since his arrival he has managed 91 matches, averaging 1.63 points per game.

 

His managerial career began in 20017 with Cardiff as he was named as the Academy manager. After 5 years in South Wales, Ardley moved to AFC Wimbledon where he managed 326 matches, with an average of 1.27 points per game.

 

Ardley has faced the Bees 11 times, winning 6, drawing 3 and losing just 2. Throughout his managerial career, he has won 1 trophy, which was the League Two Play-Offs with Wimbledon in 2016.

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