Match Preview :- Solihull Moors - Saturday August 29th, 2009 (15:00:00)
On Saturday, Celtic make a trip to Solihull to face Solihull Moors. Solihull have had a worse start to the season than Celtic, and sit one place above the relegation spots with three points on nineteenth, three places and one point behind Celtic. There is a coach to this game (ring Brian on 07940 825957). A note for drivers to this match, Junction 7 has been re-opened. There will be a Live Match Centre for this game.

Solihull?s only points this season have come from a 1-0 win away from home at Harrogate Town. Their opening four matches saw them lose to Fleetwood, Alfreton, Northwich and Gloucester City. They only scored against Fleetwood, conceding eight goals with one in reply. They have not yet won at home this season, losing both games. Their two goals have come from Junior English and Ross Dempster, both of whom scored late on. They have also conceded half of their eight goals in the last ten minutes.

Celtic have a good record over Solihull, and we have beaten the Midland?s outfit in the last four times of asking, without conceding a goal, and scoring fifteen goals in the process. Solihull?s last win over Celtic was at Damson Park in September 2006, when they won 2-1, whilst their only other win over us was in January of the same season when they won 3-2 at Bower Fold. Given the history and relevant starts to the season, the automated prediction algorithm is going for a wild 5-3 for Celtic in this match, which would be a welcome boost ahead of Monday?s visit of Vauxhall Motors.

Dean Lea picked up a knock against Harrogate and will have to be assessed, but in their last match, the 1-0 win away at Harrogate, they lined up as:
1. Danny Crane
2. Phil Midworth
3. Darren Stapleton
4. Indy Khela
5. Liam Daly
6. Tim Gould
7. Junior English
8. Lee Downes
9. Jake Edwards
10. Dean Lea
11. Mark Gardner

Hopefully, Celtic will have Steve Woods back for the match, he had been suffering from a groin strain. In Celtic?s last match, the 2-2 draw at home to Workington, Celtic lined up as:
1. Paul Phillips
2. Richard Battersby
3. Graeme Law
4. Barrie Keeling
5. Michael Carr
6. John Hardiker
7. Andy Smart
8. Keith Briggs
9. Joe O?Neill
10. Matty Barlow
11. Warren Peyton

Celtic really need a win to try and narrow some of the six point gap that has opened up between ourselves and the play offs.
Distance: 107
Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes

From the M67 join the M60 towards Stockport.
After 7 miles, leave the M60 at Junction 4 (Chester, M6) to join the M56 Stay on the M56 for 7 miles, coming off at junction 7 (Northwich, M6) to join the A556.
The roundabout can be avoided by using the slip road.
Stay on the A556 for 5 miles to the roundabout with the M6.
Join the M6 southbound (Birmingham) avoiding the roundabout by using the slip road.
Stay on the M6 for 72 miles to junction 4a (M42, The North).
Stay on the M42 for 4 1/2 miles to Junction 6 (Birmingham South East).
At the roundabout at the end of the slip road, turn right (exit 3 of 4) onto the A45 (Coventry Road).
After 2 miles (at the first set of traffic lights) turn left onto Damson Parkway.
The ground is three quarters of a mile down Damson Parkway on the right.