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Preview | Solihull Moors (A)

3 October 2023

Solihull Moors vs Rochdale AFC | Vanarama National League, Tuesday 3rd October, The ARMCO Arena, 7.45pm Kick-Off

Dale are back on the road on Tuesday, travelling to Solihull Moors in Vanarama National League action.

Jimmy McNulty’s men occupy the final playoff spot in the league, following a 2-2 draw at home to Southend United on Saturday.

The Moors have enjoyed a fine start to the season and sit third in the table, remaining unbeaten with seven wins and six draws from their opening 13 matches.


Dale fans can pay on the day at Solihull. Click HERE for full ticket details.


If you can't make the trip, we are showing the match live in the Ratcliffe Bar at the Crown Oil Arena.

Click HERE for full details.


Speaking after Saturday's game against Southend, McNulty said there are plenty of positives to take into the trip to Solihull.

"It’s non-stop - it’s a real difficult run of fixtures," he commented. "It’s a lumpy schedule with a small squad. We have to do the best we can, with where we are, to manage the players’ minutes and training.

"We have to try and maintain any confidence and momentum, game by game. Once I shake off the disappointment of the scoreline today [Saturday], I think I’ll be quite pleased with where we are.

"It’s so clear to me where we are, what we need, how we need it. We’re not a top team yet in this division, but there are great signs as a team."


Dale face new opposition for the seventh time in our first 14 games this weekend.

Solihull Moors were founded in 2007, following the merger of Moor Green and Solihull Borough. 

They began in the National League North before earning promotion to the National League in 2016, where they have played since.

Moors finished 15th last season, but have reached the playoffs twice in the last five seasons.

Managed by former Coventry City and Oxford United player Andy Whing, who took over in the summer following three years at Banbury United, Moors are still unbeaten this season and sit in third spot in the table.


Dale fans can find a lot of key information via Solihull’s website HERE.


This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.


Jamie O'Connor will be the referee for Saturday’s game. It is his first full season at National League level, having been promoted midway through last season.

William Cavanagh and Callum Gough are assistant referees, with Jack Hall as fourth official.


Those fans based in the UK & Ireland can listen to live match commentary, whilst overseas supporters can watch live 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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