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PREVIEW: Solihull Moors (A)

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Preview: Ted Slocombe

A first league win of the new National League campaign for Brian Stock’s Terras on Monday will give the team great confidence for their second away trip of the season against Solihull Moors at the SportNation.bet Stadium.

THE TERRAS

A fantastic 3-1 win on Bank Holiday Monday for The Terras gives Brian Stock’s side their first win, and goals, of the league campaign. Cameron Murray, Tyler Cordner and skipper Josh McQuoid sent the home supporters away delighted with the performance on show. Given the contrast in performance in the two opening games, Weymouth will be happy to finally pick up their first win, off the back of the unlucky defeat to Grimsby Town, and now look to build on that win as The Terras face a trip to Solihull Moors.

Player To Watch: Sean Shields

One of the many standout performers on Monday’s fixture was Sean Shields who once again proved to be the main danger man in attack. Shields won and took the corner for Tyler Cordner’s headed finish to double The Terras lead. Later in the game, he could have had a goal for himself when he agonisingly struck the post. With The Terras looking to build on the Bank Holiday Monday performance, Sean Shields will be looking to provide some of his magic on the wing to aid the goal scoring effort on Saturday.

THE MOORS

Solihull Moors have begun the season with two draws from their opening two games. The Moors drew 2-2 with Wrexham in their opening fixture followed by a 1-1 draw with Barnet. Goals from those games came from a double for Joe Sbarra in the draw with Wrexham, and a familiar face to The Terras in last season’s loanee Andy Dallas who scored in the draw to Barnet. These results followed an unbeaten pre-season campaign for The Moors who won 3 and drew 2 including a draw with fellow National League side Notts County. Last season saw The Moors finish in 11th place with 19 wins from 42 games.

Player To Watch: Andy Dallas

I don’t think many Terras fans will disagree with the fact that most eyes will be on last season’s loanee Andy Dallas who aided The Terras with 12 goals in 25 appearances. Dallas returned to parent club Cambridge, where he signed a new contract but then Solihull Moors swooped in and signed Dallas on a permanent deal a month later. As mentioned, Dallas has got off the mark with goals with The Moors and will be a familiar face in the game on Saturday where The Terras defence will attempt to stop Dallas from scoring against his former loan side.

Head To Head

Last season saw Weymouth fail to defeat Solihull Moors in both games, with a 0-0 draw at the Bob Lucas Stadium in February followed by a 2-1 victory for The Moors at the SportNation.bet Stadium in May.

Final word

Josh McQuoid scored the only goal for Weymouth in the two fixtures last season against Solihull Moors and may have an eye on adding some more against them on Saturday, as Weymouth look to build on their opening victory of the season last Monday and pick up not only back to back victories, but their first away win of the season.

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