A colossal game in Solihull as they hosted fellow play-off contenders Notts County. Solihull Moors started the game in 6th place just one point ahead of their opponents Notts County. Notts County started the game in 7th place needing a win to cement their spot in the play-offs. This was set to be a thriller.
The game started swimmingly for Solihull as they started well and won a penalty early on after a County player hand balled it. In form Andrew Dallas stepped up and scored giving Solihull the lead. This lead only lasted 10 minutes as County responded well. Ruben Rodrigues slots the ball into the bottom corner to level things for Notts County. Unusually, a penalty was given to Solihull again for what looked like a clean challenge but after the referee had a talk with the linesman the decision was overturned. The two sides went in level. The second half was more of the same as even more goals followed. A great save from the goalkeeper rebounded to Alex Lacey who nodded in to give County the lead. Solihull kept fighting and this paid off. Andrew Dallas equalised for the hosts after some great football led to a cross in which Andrew Dallas finished off to level things up. It took less than two minutes for County to regain their lead as Ruben Rodrigues grabbed his second of the game scoring his one on one. With about five minutes of regular time to play Solihull equalised, A massive goal in their season was scored by Ryan Barnett. The Solihull corner went short and it fell to Ryan Barnett who's shot fired into the corner form a good way out to potentially give Solihull a point. This Barnett equaliser was enough as the game finished 3-3.
This game meant that Solihull Moors stay in 6th but more importantly keep Notts county at bay to ensure they wouldn't drop below them. Notts County stay 7th but now at risk of not making play-offs with Bromley, Grimsby and Dagenham & Redbridge all creeping up on them.
Photo courtesy of Solihull Moors twitter.