Solihull Moors Club Profile
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Solihull Moors : Club Background

The Main Stand at Damson Park
The Main Stand at Damson Park.
Photo © 2019 Paul Andrews/Ciderspace

Solihull Moors were only formed in 2007, as a merger of Moor Green and Solihull Borough. Their Damson Park ground was previously the home of the latter club, and if you're a hardcore supporter of Yeovil Town Ladies then you'll have already been there, as they host Birmingham City Ladies there as well. Solihull is situated eight miles South-East of Birmingham city centre.

The merger of the two clubs came about partly due to an arson attack on Moor Green's original ground that rendered that venue unusable. They moved in with Solihull during 2005 and ground-shared with them up until January 2007 where their Board of Directors determined that they had to either find the money to rebuild their ground, or form a permanent merger with Solihull. The end result was that the merged club took Moor Green's Conference North divisional place, whilst Solihull Borough's 3,050 capacity ground became the home of the new club.

Moors won the National League North Division at the end of the 2015-16 season as Champions and so began the 2016-17 campaign at the highest level their merged club has ever occupied. It was also the highest level that their previous two incarnations have been at, meaning that this has become new territory for their supporters. They adapted to it a bit slowly, with 16th and 18th placed finishes, although there 2016-17 season did see them reach the FA Cup Second Round for the first time, at the hands of a club whose name we won't mention. Then during the 2018-19 season, under the management of former Southampton and England goalkeeper Tim Flowers, they finished second in the National League, ultimately losing to AFC Fylde in the play-offs.

Solihull at present are a club with ambition, and that is emphasised by the speed at which Damson Park is changing. When we visited in the 2016-17 season, just after their promotion to the fifth tier, their ground was of a very questionable standard for that level. However, they've been rapidly playing catch-up in terms of their seating and overall facilities, with that 2018-19 runners up slot clearly focussing minds on getting themselves a Football League standard ground. As such, trying to provide an 'opposition guide' on this website is like hitting a moving target in terms of things like ground capacity, number of seats and where away supporters are housed. Hopefully we'll get it vaguely right!

Covered seated area behind one goal
Covered seated area behind one goal.
Photo © 2013-16 Stadiums and Cities

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Solihull Moors : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Solihull Moors

05/11/2016HomeFAC1D2-22118Hedges 8, Khan 52
15/11/2016AwayFAC1RD1-11460Zoko 93
21/09/2019AwayNATLW1-01525Wilkinson 57


Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Solihull Moors

HomeAwayOverall
WDLFAWDLFAWDLFA
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Solihull Moors : Club Statistics

RECENT RESULTS

21/09/2019Yeovil TownHomeNATLL0-11525
24/09/2019Stockport CountyHomeNATLW2-01339Howe 52, Reckord 62
28/09/2019BarnetAwayNATLD0-01052
01/10/2019WrexhamHomeNATLW3-11425Osborne 11, 70, Reckord 25
05/10/2019Boreham WoodAwayNATLL0-1540
08/10/2019Sutton UnitedHomeNATLW2-03043Beesley 20, Wright 73


FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

CLUB GOALSCORERS
Name LGE FAC FAT LGC CC Total
Jamey Osborne500005
Nathan Blissett400004
Paul McCallum400004
Jamie Reckord200002
Daniel Wright100001
Matt Stenson100001
Danny Wright100001
Mitch Hancox100001
Alex Nicholls100001
Callum Howe100001
Terry Hawkbridge100001
Jake Beesley100001
Own Goals100001

ATTENDANCE STATISTICS

Highest League Attendance: 3043, vs Sutton United, 08/10/2019
Lowest League Attendance: 955, vs Ebbsfleet United, 17/08/2019
Average League Attendance: 1598

CURRENT LEAGUE SEQUENCE STATISTICS

Games Without A Win: 0 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 6 Games Without Defeat: 1
Games Without A Home Defeat: 3 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 3 Games Without A Score Draw: 15
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 3 Games Without Scoring: 0
Games Without Conceding: 1 Home Results Sequence: WLLWWW
Away Results Sequence: LLDLDL Overall Results Sequence: LWDWLW


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Solihull Moors : Club Information
Damson Park
Damson Parkway
Solihull
B91 2PP

For those using Sat Nav, Solihull recommend that you consider using 'B92 9EJ' instead of the postal address 'B91 2PP'

(Click for map)

Telephone Number : 0121-705-6770
Fax :
Email: info@solihullmoorsfc.co.uk
Chairman : Darryl Eales
Secretary : Julia Shelton
Safety Officer : Henry Hislop
Press Officer : Luke Turner
Manager : Tim Flowers

Capacity : 3,050
Seated : 500
Covered Terrace :

Record Attendance : 1,995 vs Tranmere Rovers, National League, October 22nd 2016
Colours : Blue and Yellow Hoops, Blue Shorts
Nickname : The Moors

Ticket Prices :

Tickets for our 2019-20 National League match can ONLY be purchased in advance from the Solihull Moors website - the Huish Park Ticket Office will not be handling these.

To purchase your ticket, you need to head to this page. Note that you have to choose the correct category of ticket on the right side of the page - make sure you only select from the 'Away' categories.

Tickets purchased online can be sent to your email address or phone, before being printed off, or scanned on your smartphone upon entry into the ground. Advance prices are as follows:

Seated: Adults: £17.00; Concessions: £11.00; Aged 12-18: £6.00.
Terracing: Adults: £15.00; Concessions: £8.00; Aged 12-18: £4.00.

Tickets can be purchased on a matchday from the ticket booth at the front of the stadium, though they advise purchasing online to avoid queues. You can no longer purchase tickets on the turnstiles, so allow time to visit the booth first. There is also a matchday surcharge of £1.00 on all tariffs, with prices available on the day as follows:

Seated: Adults: £18.00; Concessions: £12.00; Aged 12-18: £7.00.
Terracing: Adults: £16.00; Concessions: £9.00; Aged 12-18: £5.00.

Under-12s are admitted free of charge for both seated and terracing tickets.

Concessions category is for those aged 65 and over, serving military personnel with a valid Forces ID card and students with a valid NUS card.

Solihull's standard away allocation allows fans to stand on the Draintech Terrace, which is a semi-covered area behind the goal, catering for up to 1,000 people. There is also seating provided. However, they do not always segregate for games, so this isn't fixed.

When there is segregation entry is via Turnstiles 7 and 8. Where there isn't segregation, turnstile 5 in front of the Jerroms Stand can be used. There is no segregation planned for Yeovil Town's 2019-20 season visit.

Disabled Info:

Disabled Visitors are priced as above, but can admit an assistant free of charge. They have a limited number of disabled spaces that are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Contact Solihull in advance to reserve spaces - they're free of charge for disabled supporters.

Solihull advise that Disabled Supporters should call in advance of the game on 0121 705 6770 to reserve a space. They have a disabled viewing area with disabled facilities, but to access it supporters need to be escorted from Main Reception on the day, so head there upon your arrival. For any queries on facilities, either phone the above number or drop an email to jo.malin@solihullmoorsfc.co.uk

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Solihull Moors : Directions To The Ground

Inside the covered seated end there is also a standing area
Inside the covered seated end there is also a standing area.
Photo © 2013-16 Stadiums and Cities

General

Solihull is situated on the South-East side of Birmingham, close to the ring of motorways that circle the city. It is worth stressing that Damson Park is around three miles north of the Solihull town centre - it is actually closer to Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre (N.E.C.) complex.

By Road

For those using Sat Nav, Solihull recommend that you consider using 'B92 9EJ' instead of the postal address 'B91 2PP'

From The South/West:
This will be the route most people will take from the Yeovil area, or if you're coming from the South-East via the M40. Get on the M42 heading towards Birmingham Airport (eastbound).
Leave M42 at junction 5. Take the first exit at the roundabout towards Solihull, onto the A41. Stay on the dual carriageway until you reach two sets of traffic lights close together. Turn right at the second set of traffic lights onto Yew Tree Lane which leads onto Damson Parkway. Go past BUPA Spires Parkway Hospital on your left and follow Damson Parkway for just over one mile to the roundabout at the Jaguar Land Rover Works. Turn right at the roundabout and the ground entrance is 100 yards on your left.

From The North/East:
This will be the route you'll need if you've come from the North, or if you're coming from the South-East via the M1 and the base of the M6.
Leave the M42 at Junction 6 and follow the A45 for two miles towards Birmingham. Go past Birmingham Airport on your right and then past the Allen Kia Garage on your left. At the traffic lights, take the left hand filter lane onto Damson Parkway. Continue for approximately one mile until you reach the roundabout at the entrance to the Jaguar Land Rover Works. Go around the roundabout and back down the other side of the dual carriageway for 100 yards and the ground entrance on your left.

The view from the away terrace at Damson Park - the main part that is still completely open simple terracing
The view from the away terrace at Damson Park - the main part that is still completely open simple terracing.
Photo © Paul Andrews/Ciderspace

Parking

There is parking at Damson Park at £5.00 per car (2019-20 prices). However, once this car park fills, the gate is shut and no further vehicles are able to park around the ground. Damson Park is just off a dual carriageway, and a private road for the Land Rover works, so if the main car park does fill up then you'll need to walk a reasonable distance to the ground. Supporters Coach parking is free of charge but you must book in advance.

Solihull's own advice if their car park is full is to park at the NCP Car Parks at Birmingham Cargo Airport Terminal (B26 3QT) and the Travelodge Hotel next to it. Needless to say, commercial car park charges apply, and we suspect these will be 'airport rate' charges. You've then got a mile walk back via the dual carriageway route, so allow extra time if you're parking up that way.

Solihull also suggest that local street parking is 'not recommended'. When we had our FA Cup game during 2016-17, a lot of cars parked up on the dual carriageway due to the large attendance - however the official position appears to be that this is frowned upon and risks a parking ticket - if you do it, then keep an eye out for signage/cones, and fit in with what the locals are doing. A safer option is that if you drive south of the ground to Elmdon Heath, you'll find a lot of residential roads and cul-de-sacs that appear to be unrestricted. However, if you do choose that area don't park on junctions or across peoples driveways! Again, you're looking at a 10-15 minute walk to get from there to the ground.

By Rail

The nearest stations are Solihull Station and Birmingham International Station. However, both are around three miles from the ground. You'll either need a taxi, or one of the bus services mentioned below.

Check the National Rail Enquiries site for details of services.

By Bus

The X12 bus runs between Solihull Town Centre and Birmingham International Airport and so is good is you have come in by public transport or have chosen to park away from the ground. There is a stop listed on the timetable for the Land Rover works entrance that is about 100 yards from the ground labelled as Damson Lane. In the evening buses run only around once every 30 minutes, so you'll want to view the timetable. Wider information on the X12 route can be found here.

By Taxi

+A selection of Solihull taxi companies can be found here.

Built from Meccano? Rows of temporary seating has been erected down one side to bring Damson Park up to scratch
Built from Meccano? Rows of temporary seating has been erected down one side to bring Damson Park up to scratch.
Photo © Paul Andrews/Ciderspace

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Solihull Moors : Web Resources
Web Sites

Solihull Moors FC
The main club website for Solihull Moors.


Solihull Moors Vital
A lot of Vital network websites are unmanned, but this one is being looked after by genuine Solihull fans, writing their own articles, and so is worth a visit or two.


Web Message Boards

Solihull Moors Football Forum
Bulletin board style forum for Solihull fan discussions.



E-Mail Mailing Lists and Newsletters



Local Press

Birmingham Mail
The Birmingham Mail cover Solihull Moors with their own dedicated sports section for the club.



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Solihull Moors : Food & Drink
General :

With Damson Park (currently Automated Technology Group Stadium) being over two miles from the centre of Solihull, rather in the middle of nowhere, and blocked off from the west, north and east by the Land Rover factory, Elmdon Nature Park, two golf courses, Birmingham Airport and the National Exhibition Centre complex, places to drink and eat close to the ground are basically non-existent. The ‘Beer Revolution’ seems to have pretty much passed Solihull by so far, with most of the pubs and bars that do exist being from the dull international and national chains and tied house sectors of the market. There is a micro-brewery on the edge of Solihull called Silhill Brewery (website here) but it doesn't have a Taproom.

The Old Colonial was the closest pub to the ground - that closed before our last visit. If you went into Acres on that trip, which had then become the closest, that changed its name to Damson (2017) – but didn’t last long under new management and has been closed since 2018. This means there is currently nothing closer to the ground than the Greville Arms (below), 1.3 miles away.

Club Bar :

Solihull has a clubhouse just outside the ground which welcomes away supporters. The bars are divided into four areas - three downstairs and one upstairs - and they vary what is open from match-to-match depending on what sort of a crowd they've got coming and what other events they've got on. If the game is not segregated, they often open the gates at half time to allow people to grab a half-time pint by leaving the ground. It has the usual type of beers one expects in a football ground, in this case the likes of Carling, Worthington Creamflow and Guinness. However, it does stock several different bottled beers from the local Silhill Brewery and, we think, may occasionally have something by them on draught too.

As with most football grounds, the stadium, the clubhouse and its surrounding area is non-smoking throughout. However, there are some designated smoking areas outside the stadium that can be accessed.

Local Pubs :

Flute and Flagon: Taken over and renamed a few years ago by the Stonehouse chain, this outlet is next door to the White Swan (below). In central Solihull, 2.3 miles from the ground. Food is served 10.00 a.m. - 9.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 11.00 a.m. – 9.00 p.m. Sunday (children allowed up to 7.30 p.m.). There’s Sky Sports and occasional live music. Outdoor seating and smoking area to the front of the pub. The regular real ale is Marston’s Pedigree, with five changing guests. Opening: 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. Monday to Wednesday; 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 midnight Thursday; 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. Sunday.
Flute and Flagon, 28-30 Station Parade, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3SB. Tel: 01217113630. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Greville Arms: From one of the many chains run by Mitchells & Butlers, in this case one at the more down-market end: Sizzling Pubs. Does a couple of real ales: Marston's Old Empire and Pedigree. Alcohol service begins at 11.00 a.m. Rather than wasting time describing its execrable features here, click on the link provided. If that’s your sort of pub, enjoy. Opening is 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 midnight Monday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 midnight Sunday. Food is breakfasts from 9.00 a.m. (10.00 a.m. Sunday) and the main menu served 12.00 noon to 9.00 p.m. everyday.
Greville Arms, Cornyx Lane, Elmdon Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2RB. Tel: 01217118031. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Pup and Duckling: For the micropub dedicatees, this is the one in the area, though it would be post-match only. It’s a 1.4 mile walk from the ground if you go through Elmdon Park. Driving, it’s 2.2 miles. Has six constantly changing real ales sourced from smaller independent breweries and six real ciders and perries. The current beer range is usually updated on the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/pup.and.duckling/ . There’s two rooms and a garden/patio area. (It feels a bit like a Coffee House inside – which might be because that’s what it is from 8 till 4 Wednesday to Friday, having a dual role.) Snacks only served, but customers can bring in takeaways from outside. As you might have seen us mention before, micropubs have a bit of a reputation for not necessarily sticking to their declared opening hours. We recall this one causing some irritation on a couple of pub blogging sites by being a case in point. Anyway, should you chance it, hours are officially 5.00 p.m.- 10.00 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and 12.00 noon – 3.00 p.m. Sunday.
Pup and Duckling, 1 Hatchford Brook Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 9AG. Tel: 01212478358. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

Red House: A Thwaites pub, usually carrying two of what used to be their core beers (they sold them on to Marston’s in 2015) Lancaster Bomber and Wainwright, plus Original (which they retained) as its hand pump offerings. The real cider is from Kingstone Press. 1.6 miles from the ground. Opening is a straightforward 12.00 noon – 12.00 midnight every day. Food is served lunchtime and evenings (can’t find more specific times than that). Has a beer garden, smoking area and parking.
Red House, 34, Hermitage Road, Silhill, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 2LP. Tel: 01217118856. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.

White Swan: Wetherspoon a little over five minutes walk from Solihull Railway Station, on the western side of Solihull town centre and 2.3 miles from the ground. Next door to the Flute & Flagon (above). Serves Greene King IPA and Abbot and Sharp's Doom Bar from the Spoons house list, and five changing beers, with usually Silhill Brewery’s Gold Star amongst them. The real cider is generally Weston’s Old Rosie. Disabled access, children welcome (this varies from Spoons to Spoons but is usually until somewhen between 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.), outside partially covered seating and smoking area to the front. Opening: 7.00 a.m. - midnight Sunday to Thursday; 7.00 a.m. - 1.30 a.m. Friday and Saturday; with food served 7.00 a.m. – 11.00 p.m. every day.
White Swan, 32-34, Station Road, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3SB. Tel: 01217115180. Website: Click Here. Map: Click Here.


Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

This is Brummie land, even if you're not quite in the city itself. Brummie accent vs Yokel accent doesn't have a lot in common, so we're probably just smiling and nodding a lot.

Top-Tip :

If you're turning up close to kick-off, allow for the possibility of Solihull's car park being full. If that happens, then you're going to need to add on an extra 20-30 minutes to find an alternative space around a mile away, and then need to walk to the ground.

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Solihull Moors : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.


Other Points Of Interest

Solihull is considered to be one of the posher ends of the greater splurge of Birmingham. There's a fair number of famous people from the town, including newsreader Michael Buerk, actress Felicity Kendall, TV host Don Maclean and BBC Broadcaster Simon Mayo. In the musical world, they produced folk singer Nick Drake, Britpop people Ocean Colour Scene, and New Wave bands Swell Maps and Spizzenergi (and their various aliases). In sporting circles, they are responsible for the birth of Will Grigg, the education of TalkSport broadcaster Jim Proudfoot, whilst West Ham United vice-Chairman Karren Brady and football pundit Andy Townsend live in the area. Rearrange of these people in true 'Norwegian commentator' style, if we do happen to give Solihull any sort of a 'beating'.

[No responsibilty is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice.]

As an indication of the development of Damson Park, this side was flat standing in 2013 but now has a row of temporary stands
As an indication of the development of Damson Park, this side was flat standing in 2013 but now has a row of temporary stands.
Photo © 2013-19 Stadiums and Cities

How Solihull's Main Stand looked around 2013 - now heavily redeveloped
How Solihull's Main Stand looked around 2013 - now heavily redeveloped.
Photo © 2013-19 Stadiums and Cities


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