Article by Johnnie Lowery
I’d say Saturday’s performance and result has to go down as one of our best days in the National League, a fully deserved victory even with ten men.
I must admit after the sending off I thought we were done for, but some clever tactical substitutions from the coaching team allowed us to stay in the ascendancy rather than sitting too deep and inviting pressure.
Josh Taylor was a different class after coming on, proving too hot for big spending Salford to handle.
Aaron Drinan looks a great acquisition too, injecting life and energy into the front line.
Again I’ll be honest and say that despite good results against Harrogate and Eastleigh I don’t think we played particularly well in either game, so it’s nice to see us hitting our potential when required against stronger opposition and in tougher circumstances.
Talking of stronger opposition, Ebbsfleet were my pre-season tip for the title and Tuesday night I imagine will be one of our hardest fixtures all season.
A point would definitely be a good result, but that doesn’t mean we’ll go there and play for one.
It was that positivity that has got us three points from the Salford game, and I expect we’ll see it in action again in midweek.
Solihull at the weekend you would have thought would be less challenging at the start of the season – but the Moors have won all three games in the league so far.
It doesn’t get any easier but I’m sure we’ll be looking forward to the challenges ahead