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Latics vs. Solihull

28 August 2023

Latics finish the Bank Holiday weekend by returning to Boundary Park to host Solihull Moors.

David Unsworth's side began the weekend with a draw on the road at Boreham Wood and now host the West Midlands side who are among the National League's early front-runners.

In the last meeting between the sides in March, Mark Kitching put Latics ahead at Boundary Park before Jack Stevens levelled as the points were shared.

The Opposition 

The Moors have made an impressive start to the season, going unbeaten, winning three and drawing two, landing themselves second in the league, not going top on goals scored.

In the hosts' opening game of the season, they denied Eastleigh a point late on, following a late an injury time equaliser from Kyle Morrison. 

The hosts have gone in front in all of their games so far other than their opener against The Spitfires, earning a draw in their last outing againt Halifax on Friday.

Solihull Moors’ last six  

Solihull Moors 0-1 Birmingham (PSF) 

Solihull 1-1 Eastleigh 

Ebbsfleet United 1-2 Solihull Moors 

Boreham Wood 1-2 Solihull Moors  

Solihull Moors 3-0 Dorking Wanderers 

Solihull Moors 1-1 FC Halifax  

Player to Watch 

Matty Warburton is The Moors’ attack-minded midfielder, scoring two games in his first three appearances after signing from Halifax in the summer window. 

Warburton started his senior career at local side Curzon Aston, scoring 13 goals in 40 appearances for The Nash.  

Earlier on in his career, Warburton was a part-time PE teacher whilst playing for local rivals Stockport County. 

In the Dugout

The gaffer in Solihull is Andrew Whing, the former Coventry and Brighton full-back, who has been in charge of The Moors since June of this year. 

In April 2022, Whing won the Southern League Premier Division Central with Banbury United, for the first time in their history, gaining promotion to the National League North for. 

Match Officials 

 Paul Cooper is the man making the key decisions, the linesmen will be Jamie Waters and Alan hull, and the man between the managers will be Samuel Clayton. 

Match coverage and information   

Live audio commentary is available on Latics Player, guiding you through the match.   

For more information, visit the Latics Player page by clicking here.   

Alternatively, supporters can also follow the game with live updates on the club's official Twitter account: @OfficialOAFC   

As this game is not being played within the blocked broadcast hours stipulated by UEFA, live streaming will be available through National League TV for supporters in the UK and overseas.  

Matchday passes are available for £9.50, with further details here 

As always, we will endeavour to ensure confirmation of the line-up is published as soon as possible.

However, supporters should note that team sheets in the National League are exchanged 15 minutes later than in the EFL and as a result, the line-up is likely to be published slightly later than in previous seasons.

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