WHO ARE THE SHOTS PLAYING?
Solihull Moors, The Moors, 2007, via the merger of Moor Green (founded in 1901) and Solihull Borough (founded in 1953).
HOW DID THEY DO LAST SEASON?
The Moors finished 11th last season, with 64 points, four places and 12 points above The Shots.
HOW DID SHOTS GET ON AGAINST THEM LAST SEASON?
Solihull Moors took all 6 points off Aldershot Town in the National League last season, with a 3-1 win at The EBB Stadium and a 1-0 victory at Damson Park. However, the two sides also met at the EBB in the FA Trophy, with The Shots winning a thriller, 3-2, thanks to two goals from Mo Bettamer and one from Toby Edser.
WHO’S THEIR GAFFER?:
Neal Ardley, a former midfielder that played for Wimbledon, Watford, Cardiff City and Millwall, is the current Moors Manager. His first managerial role was with the Cardiff City Youth Academy, prior to taking the reins at AFC Wimbledon, where he spent six seasons between 2012 & 2018. He was out of work for just ten days before being appointed Notts County manager on 23rd November 2018. He departed Meadow Lane in March 2021, despite having led County to the latter stages of the FA Trophy. He was named Solihull Moors manager in the summer of 2021.
Experienced pros Darren Carter, Jamie Ward, Stephen Gleeson and Mitch Hancox were amongst those departing Damson Park in the summer.
With many Moors players contracted into this season, Ardley came in to a 20-man playing squad (the largest retained list in the National League) and they included key players; Jamie Osbourne, Kyle Hudlin, top scorer last season (and this) Joe Sbarra, Alex Gudger and Adam Rooney.
To date, Ardley has brought seven new players into his squad. They include; Striker Andrew Dallas (Cambridge United – on loan at Weymouth last season), Centre-Back Matt Preston (Barnet) and evergreen midfielder Lois Maynard (on a season loan from Stockport County).
WHO’S GOT THE WHISTLE?
Saturday’s referee is Lloyd Wood. Last season, he took charge of 12 National League matches, showing 43 Yellow Cards and 1 Red Cards. This will be just his second National League game this season. He booked 6 players and sent 1 off in his only match so far (Bromley v Eastleigh).
HOW TO GET TICKETS:
We would like to remind both home and away supporters of our ticketing/match-day protocols HERE.
Although our Ticket Office will be opening on the day of the game from an hour and a half before kick-off, (we advise fans planning on buying tickets on the day to arrive earlier), we further encourage supporters to pre-book their tickets via our upgraded Flowte ticket website HERE to avoid queues on the day.
With our Flowte ticket website, supporters can pick their exact seats and have their tickets emailed to them which can be scanned off a smart phone or printed off before the day of the game.
We will NOT be accepting payment at the turnstiles but for supporters who decide to attend closer to the game, they will be able to purchase their tickets via the Club Shop/Ticket Office in person through cash, card or contactless payment and use the scanners on the turnstiles to enter through to the ground once they’ve collected their ticket.
We would also like to take the time to remind supporters of our new pricing structure going forward, with updated Concession categories and in replacement of our Under 11s Go Free scheme, we have now introduced a new Family Ticket as shown in the full pricing list below:
Adult – £20
Concession (Disabled + Carer, Senior (over 65) – £16
Junior (17 & under) – £7
Family Ticket (2 Adults, up to 3 Juniors) – £45
Family Ticket (2 Concession, up to 3 Juniors) – £40
• Tickets for away fans will not be available on the turnstile. We recommend purchasing online before the game.
• All Solihull Moors Supporters will enter then ground via the front turnstiles using turnstile 4. This game is NOT segregated. They will be seated in the Community Stand.
• Disabled/Carers should be booked in advance via our ticket office, but if they arrive on the day those people need to purchase their ticket from the ticket office. We have limited wheelchair spaces, so we advise supporters are advised to reserve them prior to the game.
• Any planned Supporter Coach travel needs to be advised to Aldershot Town in advance so that coach parking can be organised and planned.
• For this fixture, away supporters will be seated in the Community Stand
• There will be catering units available on the day of the game. Click HERE for more information.
If you can not make it to the game on Saturday, make sure to follow @OfficialShots on Twitter for updates.
WHERE TO FOLLOW THE MATCH:
There will be ‘Live’ BBC Radio Surrey Sport Online commentary of the match with Rob Worrall and a Guest Summariser. There will also be Social Media coverage on Instagram & Twitter (@OfficialShots) with team news, updates and post-match coverage throughout the afternoon.