Ahead of FC Halifax Town’s fixture with Solihull Moors, we look at 10 things you may or may not have known about the visitors.
- Solihull was formed just 12 years ago following a merger between Moor Green and Solihull Borough.
- Playing their games at Damson Park, The Moors currently share the ground with Birmingham City Women’s team.
- Last season’s finish of second in the National League was Solihull’s highest ever finish. They finished just three points off champions Leyton Orient.
- Solihull will compete in the Scottish Challenge Cup this season and are due to play Kelty Hearts on September 7th.
- They have made it to the second round of the FA Cup on just two occaisions. The first coming during the 2016-17 season and the second came last season.
- Solihull have never made it past the fourth round of the FA Trophy. Last season they narrowly lost to Telford United in the fourth round.
- Current manager Tim Flowers was a successful goalkeeper during his playing days. Making 11 appearances for England between 1993 and 1998.
- Solihull forward Nathan Blissett is Luther Blissett’s uncle. Luther Blissett was one of England’s first black players, scoring a hat-trick on his debut against Luxembourg.
- The Moors’ record attendance currently sits at 3681 which came last season when they played Leyton Orient.
- Should Solihull get promotion this season they will be one of just six west midlands sides to play in the Football League. The others being: Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, Walsall, West Brom, and Wolves.
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