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02 April 2021 Venue The Hive Stadium Attendance

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Match Preview: Solihull Moors (H)

2 April 2021

The Bees host The Moors on Good Friday as they kick off a busy Easter weekend at The Hive London. Preview in association with LVBet.

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Barnet FC vs Solihull Moors

Friday 2nd April, 15:00 

The Hive London 

Vanarama National League 

THE MOORS

League Position: 17th (P28 W10 D5 L13)

Last Result: Solihull Moors 3-0 Wealdstone (Tuesday 30th March 2021)

Manager: Jimmy Shan

Club Captain: Kyle Storer

Solihull recorded their first back to back wins in the league since October on Tuesday evening, with a convincing 3-0 win over our local rivals Wealdstone. Before the game in midweek, the Moors were having a torrid 2021 with only three wins out of a possible 17 in all competitions which really hit any chance of a playoff push, although they only find themselves ten points behind, emphasising the unpredictable nature of the Vanarama National League. 

Only two of their ten wins this season have come away from home and they will be looking to make a change to that on Friday when they make the trip to London.

Compared to last season where they just missed out on the play-off places, this season has been poor from the Moors and they will be looking to finish as strongly as they can in order to build for next season.

THE BEES

The Bees will be looking to put in a much better display than the one from last weekend, where they found themselves 3-0 down away to Yeovil Town after only 35 minutes played, as they lost the game 3-1, with Themis Kefalas grabbing his first goal for the club, which unfortunately was merely a consolation.

The defence has been the main cause of concern in recent games, with avoidable mistakes a theme which the Bees will have to work on getting out of their game, having conceded eleven in their last five games. This job should be a little easier against their opponents who have found goals hard to come by having only 30 goals to their name for the season so far, with star striker Adam Rooney struggling for goals.

Gary Anderson will once again take charge of proceedings, as the search for a new manager continues.

LAST TIME AT THE HIVE:

The Bees and the Moors played out a goalless draw the last time the sides met in North London. 

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Match Reports

Match Report: Barnet FC 0-2 Solihull Moors

2 April 2021

A goal in each half for the Moors condemned the Bees to defeat at The Hive London.

The Bees started the game brightly and should have gone ahead inside the first seven minutes, as Alex McQueen found himself some space in the box, but didn't hit the target as the ball deflected into his path. 

Seven minutes later, it was Ephron Mason-Clark who went close as his shot flew over the crossbar after he picked up a loose ball before striking from 25 yards out. 

Gary Anderson was dealt a big blow as winger Michael Petrasso hobbled off with a hamstring injury after overstretching in the middle of the park. He was replaced by academy graduate Antonis Vasiliou. 

Meanwhile the visitors had plenty of possession throughout and almost went ahead after a free-kick fell to Tyrone Williams only for him to be denied by Aymen Azaze. The young 'keeper was soon called into action again as he had to make a point blank stop from a powerful header from six yards out, as the Moors played in a dangerous corner. 

For all of the Moors possession, it took them 'til the 44th minute to take the lead as Williams found space in the area to glance a header into the top corner after Jamie Ward got to the byeline and crossed into the area. It was a blow for the Bees after they had defended well for the vast majority of the opening 45 minutes. 

Ultimately, it was the Moors who headed into the break with the advantage following a half which will not go down as a classic. 

The second half was very similar to the first, with the Bees starting the half in the ascendancy and they almost had the equaliser as Anthony Wordsworth's free-kick was parried behind by Ryan Boot in the visitor's goal.

The Moors continued to dominate possession but once again chances for the visitors were at a premium, as they continued to stand strong in from of Azaze. It was better from the Bees, albeit they didn't manage to create too many clear cut opportunities of their own.

Only the upright stood between Anderson's side having an equalising goal, as the ball dropped to Mason-Clark from a corner only for his clever header to bounce off the post and behind for a goal kick. 

But seven minutes later and thirteen minutes from time, the sucker punch was delivered and it was in controversial fashion. As a 50-50 on the edge of the Bees box, Harry Taylor challenge for the ball with a Solihull man before it fell to Hudlin who was in an offside position, everyone stopped before the tall centre forward slotted home into an empty net. The officials deemed that Taylor had played the ball and as a result, the flag wasn't raised. Replay's suggested that it was a tough call for the linesman, but it is to be said that perhaps the Bees were hard done by.

The afternoon went from bad to worse just four minutes from time as Themis Kefalas picked up a second yellow card and was shown a red card, meaning he'll miss the Easter Monday trip to Wealdstone.

The Bees tried to salvage something from the match but the Moors remained in control and saw the game out to ensure they secured the points and a third win in a row.

It's a trip to Wealdstone up next for the Bees, where they will try to pick up a morale-boosting result in what is sure to be a hotly contested local derby. They'll need to show some fight and grit, as well as trying to find a better level of performance against a Stones side who will be right up for the occasion. 

Barnet: Azaze, McQueen, Petrasso (Vasiliou '21), Hooper, Kefalas, Taylor, Mason-Clark, Vaughan (Adeloye '73), Daly, Wordsworth (McBurnie '65). 

Subs not used: Callan, Faal. 

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