It’s all about picking up points now for Shaymen

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It is not just a sense of anti-climax after all the FA Cup hype that Town players must combat as they return to Blue Square Bet North action at the Shay this evening.

Visitors Solihull Moors are on a decent run of form in the league at the moment completing a fourth successive BSN win against Bishop’s Stortford at the weekend.

That game came 24 hours before Town were playing Charlton Athletic and you wonder how many of the Solihull players must have been eating their roast and watching with envy having lost 1-0 to the Shaymen in the fourth qualifying round of the Cup.

Neil Aspin’s side were forced to work hard for their victory in the Midlands at the end of last month with Danny Holland’s late goal from a Ryan Toulson cross proving the difference between the sides.

Since then, they have won at Gloucester and they are clearly in a decent vein of form themselves, with only the three goals in the last 10 minutes at the weekend spoiling what would have been just about the perfect day in the spotlight.

Solihull’s current winning run in the league began at Nuneaton Town where they emerged 1-0 winners.

They followed that up with victories by the same scoreline at home to Gloucester City and away to Boston United.

And at the weekend they were comfortable enough in the end as they overcame Bishop’s Stortford.

The Shaymen have been beaten just once in their last six in the league, with wins over Gloucester City, Hyde FC, Eastwood Town and Guiseley in a spell that has seen them pick up 13 points from a possible 18.

They remain within touching distance of the play off places and a win tonight, followed by another good result at Histon on Saturday, would be just the job.