Solihull look to capitalise on reeling Bees and keep the pressure on the top three


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Unbeaten in 14 in the league, the Moors’ assault on the play-off places has been relentless, but Barnet will hope to prove a banana skin for their visitors as they will be keen to make a statement in response to their embarrassment in North Wales.

The Bees have had a torrid time since their controversial inclusion in the 2019/2020 play-offs on PPG (Points Per Game), only saved from relegation by exceptional circumstances.

At one point, it looked as if the Bees would struggle once again to stay afloat, but clutch wins over Aldershot Town, Dover Athletic, Boreham Wood and Maidenhead United have all but secured the North London sides’ National League status.

After a competitive 2-2 draw against Yeovil Town in which Dean Brennan’s side came from behind to at one point lead the game, Barnet were faced with the tall order of a trip to the Racecourse Ground to face the Dragons of Wrexham. The Racecourse has been an apt name for Wrexham’s home of late, as they have made an emphatic beeline for the postseason after a mediocre first half of the season.

The game was a complete mismatch, with players like Paul Mullin and Ollie Palmer featuring on the scoresheet. Mercifully, the scoreline was kept at 6-0, and the Bees were sent back to North London with their tails firmly between their legs.

Now Barnet are tasked with facing one of the league’s other form teams in Solihull Moors.

The Midlands side have lost just two league games since late November, suffering back-to-back losses to the league leaders Stockport County and Bromley. Since then, the Moors have been unstoppable, with wins away at Chesterfield and Grimsby Town being the highlights.

22-year-old Andrew Dallas has continued his remarkable turnaround, scoring 13 times in his last 14 games.

However, the Moors were unable to break down FC Halifax Town in their last outing, with the goalless draw ending a run of four consecutive wins.

This game pits the league’s third top scorers against the third leakiest defence, so goals could well come in abundance in this fixture. With virtually nothing to play for, it is perhaps unclear whether this will result in Barnet coasting to the finish line or putting together one last resurgence up the table.

Should the Barnet players be guilty of being ‘at the beach’, then there is every chance Solihull Moors will take full advantage of this. That being said, Brennan will be drilling it into his side that an end of season capitulation will be totally unacceptable, with the goal being to finish as high as possible.

For the travelling Moors, this game will be seen as a huge opportunity to keep the pressure up on Wrexham and Halifax for that home semi-final slot, and should they be victorious they could rise as high as 2nd.

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