The club record of 14 games unbeaten ended at the hands of Skegness Town last night.
This game promised much and left disappointment for the “Moors” who as well as meeting an excellent side in Skegness Town failed to recreate the form that had enabled them to go their record-breaking run.
The game got off to a hectic start and the pattern of play was to continue throughout.
The Moors played three at the back five in midfield with two up top pushing forward.
Opponents Skegness held back the tide and hit back on the break
In the early exchanges the Moors could have gone two up as Mowbray missed narrowly.
Soon after his excellent cross could not be converted by an unlucky Adams at full stretch on the back post,
Town were happily absorbing this early pressure when in the 23rd minute they broke from defence with pace.
The only defender to keep up with their nippy winger was Johnson but he could not stop the cross that was turned in by the Town No 9
This pattern was now a familiar theme in the first half with the Moors pushing on and Town hitting back on the break with good effect.
The Moors seemed to be consistently reluctant to play the last ball into the Town box instead passing it along the 18 yard line until they got dispossessed and a Town attack resulted
Rhodes in the Moors goal made a number of good saves but in the 40th minute he couldn’t stop the second goal as yet again another quick break gave the visitors a two goal lead.
The second half started with a familiar pattern the Moors continuing to push forward but so many stray passes went astray.
It was from a neat Town move in the 54minute that secured their third goal.
An attack down the right involving several Town players resulted in a great cross into the Moors box.
The header flew into the top left corner of Rhodes’ goal
From now on the Moors were stretched as Town turned on the style and at times overran the gallant Pell in the heart of the Moors defence.
A penalty to Town in the 67th minute was converted to make the score 4-0.
Skegness were now showing their quality and soon made it 5-0.
The run of 14 unbeaten games ended but the Moors can be proud of losing that record to an excellent Skegness Town side
The Moors MOM was Pell
Report by KEN OLIVER