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Mark Yates reacts to Guiseley victory
*'It's another one chalked off and it's up to 50 points now' - by Luke Turner*
PUBLISHED: 14th Apr 18

Solihull Moors manager Mark Yates was pleased that his side were able to overcome a difficult spell early in the second-half, as they edged ever closer to safety with a 3-1 win over Guiseley at the Automated Technology Group Stadium.

An own goal from former Moors defender Ben Frempah was added to by Jamey Osborne and Fiacre Kelleher, either side of Dayle Southwell’s penalty.

Speaking after his side reached the 50-point mark, Yates said: “I wasn’t best pleased with the first five minutes of the first-half and the first five minutes of the second-half. Apart from that, I thought that we were great.

“We bossed the game. They’ve came here and we knew it was going to be a game where we had to show a bit of quality.

“We had to show some different qualities that what we’ve had to show of late and I thought we did. The first goal helped with a long throw.

“George (Carline) would’ve been in the team a lot sooner if I’d have known he had that long throw – it’s a weapon! We work on it and get bodies around it.

“Once we scored the first, it was just a case of being professional, moving the ball quickly and I thought that we did that.

“The start of the second-half disappointed me. George has lost the first header and he’s tried to rectify it, but it’s just a clumsy challenge.

“The lads are disappointed in there that we’ve conceded a goal which is what I want. After that, we got back to it and were totally in control.”

The Moors had won their previous two games by one solitary goal and, despite scoring three against the Lions, Yates is just focused on getting three points however they come.

“In the last few games we could’ve won 5-0 both games. It doesn’t worry me about scores. The situation we’re in is about winning games.

“It’s another one chalked off and it’s up to 50 points now. We’re still not safe, we know that.

“If we keep doing what we’re doing then we’re not going to make it easy for anybody to overtake us.”

Solihull continued without the suspended Liam Daly and Jamie Reckord who remains injured, however Yates was once again over the moon with how the back four performed.

He said: “I was delighted on Tuesday, I thought they were outstanding. My worry was that it’s been a settled back four for probably 10-12 games.

“I knew I had Daly out, but to have Jamie Reckord out as well probably scared me on Monday afternoon when I knew he was out.

“I shouldn’t have worried because Kristian (Green) and George were fantastic again today. Daly’s back next weekend and Jamie Reckord should be back as well.”

After a third straight victory, Moors head into their final three games six points above the drop zone. Next up is a trip to Fylde next Saturday, who are set to secure a play-off spot.

“I’ve let them have Monday off. They deserve a little pat on the back. It’s that stage of the season where we’ve got a small squad.

“We’ve called Callum (Coyle) back from Romulus to come and sit on the bench and I was desperate to get him on today.

“Laity is coming back as well. Hopefully we can do that when we’re mathematically safe.

“There are a few tired bodies, but we’ll be fine.”

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