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Preview | Solihull Moors (H)

16 February 2024

Rochdale AFC vs Solihull Moors | Vanarama National League, Saturday 17th February, Crown Oil Arena, 3pm Kick-Off

Dale are back at home this weekend, as we welcome Solihull Moors to the Crown Oil Arena.

Get ready for the game by reading all of the pre-match build-up below.


Coming to Saturday’s game? Check out all of the information you need to make the most of your visit HERE.


George Nevett and Adam Clayton made their returns from injury last weekend, whilst Kairo Mitchell started for Dale for the first time in 2024.

Cian Hayes also returned, making his second Dale debut. Like Mitchell, Hayes got 76 minutes in the tank as he continues his own journey back from injury.

All four could be in line for more minutes this weekend.


After being founded in 2007, due to the merging of Moor Green and Solihull Borough, The Moors spent nine seasons in the National League Conference North before being promoted as champions to the National League in 2016.

Since then, they've spent seven seasons in the Vanarama National League, with their highest two finishes coming in 2018/19 [2nd place] and 2021/22 [3rd place].

They narrowly missed out on securing a spot in the Football League in 2022 as they were beaten by Grimsby Town after extra time in the play-off final.

Andy Whing's men were in Isuzu FA Trophy action last time out, beating Chorley 3-1 to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

They were 3-1 winners again when they were last in league action, defeating FC Halifax Town at The Shay.

Solihull currently occupy fifth place in the league table, with 50 points after 31 games played.
Despite leaving The Moors at the start of this month to join AFC Wimbledon, Josh Kelly is still currently Solihull's top scorer with 13 goals. Mark Beck is second on the visitor's top scorers list for this season with eight goals to his name.
This will be only the second-ever meeting between the sides and the first one at the Crown Oil Arena.

The meeting earlier in the season at The ARMCO Arena ended 2-0 to The Moors with Jack Stevens and Josh Kelly on the scoresheet.


Paul Marsden will be the referee for Saturday’s game. Marsden has refereed in the National League for the last four seasons, formerly officiating in League One and League Two before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alan Hull and Matthew Bacon are the assistant referees, with Luis Griffiths as the fourth official.


All Dale fans, whether in the UK & Ireland or overseas, can watch the game live from home via the National League TV platform. Click HERE for full details.

There will also be live updates via the club’s official Twitter account.

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Match Reports

Report | Dale 1-2 Solihull Moors

17 February 2024

Dale suffered a 2-1 defeat at home to Solihull Moors on Saturday.

The hosts took an early lead and although Cian Hayes’ strike sent Dale into half-time level, the visitors netted shortly after the break with what would prove to be the winner.

Jimmy McNulty made two changes to his starting line-up from last Saturday’s game against Altrincham. Jesurun Uchegbulam and Ian Henderson returned in place of Tyrese Sinclair and D’Mani Mellor. Devante Rodney made the matchday squad for the first time since December, having been out through injury.

Tiernan Brooks had to make a good stop low to his right inside the opening two minutes, beating away Joe Sbarra’s effort, before Kairo Mitchell lifted a first time shot over after being found by Ryan East’s low corner.

However, the visitors took the lead in the ninth minute, when Callum Maycock slotted home from close range after a neat move.

Dale responded well though and levelled less than ten minutes later. A good passing move led to East finding Hayes, who cut inside and sent a dipping effort into the far corner from 20-yards.

A second almost instantly followed, when Uchegbulam’s cross ricocheted into the path of Henderson, who saw a close-range effort deflected into the side netting.

Uchegbulam then crossed for Cameron John who hit a first-time volley wide of the near post, before Mitchell saw a looping header from East’s deep free-kick held.

Dale were on top for most of the first-half but the visitors came on strong before the break, with Brooks making a number of good stops to keep McNulty’s men level.

He made saves from both Tyrese Shade and Tahvon Campbell, whilst George Nevett put in a great header to divert a shot off target.

After the break, Mitchell and Hayes both had shots blocked, before Solihull regained the lead when Campbell used his body to turn home a shot inside the six-yard box.

East had a driven shot well turned behind by Solihull goalkeeper Nick Hayes, shortly before Henderson sent a looping header off target.

The fluidity of the game was hampered by the rain, which made the playing surface almost unplayable at times, meaning neither side could maintain any rhythm.

Rodney made his comeback from the bench and a powerful sprint down the pitch in added time saw him find fellow substitute Sinclair, but he fired a left foot shot over the bar with what would be the final action of the game.

Dale XI | Brooks, Gordon, Ebanks-Landell ©, Nevett, John (74’ Keohane), Gilmour, East, Uchegbulam (74’ Sinclair), Hayes, Mitchell, Henderson (63’ Rodney).

Unused subs | Clayton, Mellor.


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