A rough guide to... Solihull Moors

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by Tom Sargent

23 November 2021

All eyes may be on Jamey Osborne against the Moors, Tom Sargent warns us to look out for the striker who never misses

Who are you?

Solihull Moors are the forbidden lovechild of Moor Green and Solihull Borough, born in 2007. Moors have been plying their trade at the top table of non-League football since 2016-17 atfer ex-Town manager Marcus Bignot lead them to the Bananarama North title the season before. They are now managed by former Womble Neal Ardley and play at the delightfully named Damson Park.

Where are you from?

Solihull Moors hail from Solihull - now in the West Midlands, historically part of Warwickshire. Your liking of this ditty will depend on how much of a penchant you have for the "ceremonial counties" segment on Wikipedia. Dog Kennell Lane Solihull hosts a grade II listed post box. Wowsers. It's quite a funky one - fluted and everything so why not go check it out? Solihull is home to Birmingham International Airport and lies in the very imposing sounding Forest of Arden.

How are you feeling?

Happy to be here. Barely 15 years ago and this kind of football wasn't a thing for local residents. Prior to their merger both Moor Green and Solihull Borough were Southern League stalwarts. Solihull Moors are a solid Conference level team seemingly building, year on year, a bigger and better club. Touché.

Pre-Match Fact File


Last time out Chesterfield swept aside their Midland foes with a 2-0 win at Damson Park. Solihull sit on a mixed run, like ourselves, having won two, drawn one and lost two if their last five. They are eighth in the table and have scored as many as they have conceded - 20.

Last time

We have met twice before in the FA Trophy. We drew 1-1 followed by a 3-2 replay win at Damson Park in 2015-16.


Joe Sbarra has been banging them in with 8 in 18 so far this season. The BBC give him a whopping 100 percent shot accuracy which seems wildly unlikely but is definitely something to bear in mind.

Ex-Town factor

Jamey Osbourne, brought to Blundell Park by Marcus Bignot, returned to Solihull and is still playing there so he'll probably score.


Given their strong league position and our need to keep winning let's give them a generous 6.

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