Match preview: Bromley vs Solihull Moors

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The Ravens host Solihull Moors this afternoon as they look to bounce back from two matches without a win.

The Last Game

Bromley travelled to York Road to take on Maidenhead United on Matchday 21 of the National League season.

Despite numerous chances for both sides, it was the hosts who came away with maximum points, thanks to a Nathan Blissett winner.

You can read the full match report here.

The Opposition 

Solihull Moors sit ninth in the National League on 36 points from 21 matches.

The Moors have won three out of their last five matches in all competitions, progressing in the FA Trophy with a 1-0 win over AFC Fylde and picking up seven points in the league.

Their top scorer is Joe Sbarra, the 23-year-old midfielder has picked up 11 goals during this campaign.

Solihull were promoted to the National League after winning the National League North in the 2015/16 season.

The Moors have gone to have 16th, 18th, 2nd, 9th and 11th placed finishes in the fifth tier.

The Opposition Manager

The Solihull manager is Neil Ardley who was appointed on the 14th June 2021 following his departure from Notts County three months prior.

He has guided the West Midlands side to ninth place at this point of the National League season, as well as a place in the fourth round proper of the FA Trophy.

Ardley has managed 25 competitive fixtures with the Moors, achieving 12 wins.

The 49-year-old has previously managed the Cardiff City Academy, AFC Wimbledon and Notts County. With the Dons, he achieved promotion from League Two to League One in 2016, winning the play-offs. 

During his playing career, Ardley played as a midfielder. He featured for Wimbledon, Watford, Cardiff City and Millwall, making over 400 appearances in league football.

The Previous Meetings

Bromley completed the double over Saturday’s visitors last season, beating the Moors 1-0 on both occasions.

The Ravens travelled to Damson Park on the 12th of December 2020 for a televised clash. A Michael Cheek goal on the stroke of half-time gave Bromley all three points.

The reverse fixture at Hayes Lane saw Bromley complete the double with a goal ten minutes from time, Joe Kizzi scoring a header.

Written by Harrison Eve

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