Solihull Moors welcome Torquay United to the SportNation.bet Stadium on Tuesday (14th September) evening.
It’s a first taste of midweek action this season for Moors, and you can be there! Tickets for the game are priced at just £15.00 for adults, £12.50 for concessions, £10.00 for under 18’s and FREE for under 12’s with a paying adult.
If you’re an adult season ticket holder at Blues, Villa, West Brom, Wolves, Walsall, or Coventry, then you can gain entry for just £10.00!
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Those attending the fixture are kindly asked to read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct HERE
More key information can be found HERE and the club advise supporters to thoroughly read through the guidance prior to visiting.
Kick Off: 7:45pm
Here’s your full match preview...
Torquay United 1-3 Grimsby Town
Maidenhead United 3-4 Torquay United
Torquay United 0-4 Woking
Notts County 1-1 Torquay United
Torquay United 1-3 Altrincham
In the Opposite Dugout – Gary Johnson
There was surprise and delight in equal measure amongst United’s fan base at the appointment of Gary Johnson in September 2018, and his impact was immediate. Three wins and three draws preceded a record-breaking ten match winning streak, which lifted the club up from 14th into 1st place. Under his guidance they remained there for the majority of the season, before finally clinching the National League South title, and with it promotion, in April 2019.
One To Watch – Danny Wright
Although Danny had never played in a United shirt before, Plainmoor regulars will have long-admired the Norwich-born centre forward’s performances for a number of opposition sides over the past decade, beginning with his starring role in village side Histon’s remarkable rise up through the footballing ranks between 2007-2010.
2008/09 was a notable highpoint for both the team and Danny himself, with his winner in the 1-0 FA Cup win over League One Swindon Town setting up an even more memorable triumph over the mighty Leeds United in the following round. Although it would be Torquay themselves that would ultimately scupper Histon’s Football League dreams in the play-offs, Wright was now a man in demand, with a succession of National League clubs benefiting from his goalscoring exploits during the next five years, prior to his first link-up with current United boss Johnson in July 2015.
Stints at the top tier of non-league football with Cambridge, Wrexham, Forest Green, Gateshead and Kidderminster had seen Danny earn himself a reputation as one of the most feared strikers at that level, however the Football League remained uncharted waters, until his move to Johnson’s Cheltenham Town saw the Gloucestershire outfit reclaim their League Two status at the first time of asking. Aided by the likes of future United colleagues Asa Hall and Aaron Downes, Wright’s 22 goals in 44 games played a large part in seeing The Robins secure the title by twelve points, with the target man proving equally effective in the EFL, as he notched 11 goals during in first season amongst the sacred 92.
A move back into the National League with Solihull Moors in 2018 would once again see the best brought out in player and team, with another double-figure tally seeing Tim Flowers’ men go within touching distance of securing promotion. Danny jumped at the chance of renewing his successful partnership his former Cheltenham boss – with a Football League return very much on the agenda for all concerned.
Torquay United 2-0 Solihull Moors – 23.03.21
Solihull Moors 1-2 Torquay United – 23.02.21
Solihull Moors 3-0 Torquay United – 06.08.19
Solihull Moors 1-1 Torquay United – 17.03.18
Torquay United 1-2 Solihull Moors – 26.08.17
Goalkeeper Ryan Boot returned to the starting line-up in Saturday’s win at Aldershot following a knee injury.
Adam Rooney was also back in the squad as an unused substitute, while James Ball, who played in last Monday’s behind-closed-doors friendly, may come into contention.
Jamey Osborne is a little bit behind the rest of those returning, but it is hoped there will be more good news in the next week or two.
Moors will be in their yellow and blue home kit, with visitors Torquay in their turquoise away kit.
Alan Dale is the man in the middle on Saturday. Dale will be assisted by Andrew Gray and Matthew Morrison, with Ashley Clarke on fourth official duty.
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