Solihull Moors are 90 minutes away from a place in the Football League after beating Chesterfield in the play-off semi-final.
Goals from Andrew Dallas, Alex Gudger and Callum Howe gave them a 3-1 win over the Spireites and booked a place in the play-off final at the London Stadium on Sunday 5 June. The win came after Chesterfield went 1-0 up in the early stages through Joe Quigley.
Moors will take on Grimsby Town in the final as both teams battle it out for a place in League Two next season. Grimsby made it to the stage thanks to a dramatic 5-4 extra time win over Wrexham on Saturday afternoon.
A record crowd of 4,026 at the ARMCO arena in Solihull witnessed Moors take a step closer to making more history for the club after the formation in 2007. The win was met by jubilant scenes at the stadium with fans celebrating with the players.
Ahead of the game, Moors manager Neal Ardley said that reaching the final with the club would rank as one of the biggest achievements of his career. “I always said I wouldn’t top keeping Wimbledon in the league on the last day of the season as a rookie manager,” he said.
“My first year at Notts County, we had 12 players at the start of the season and we got to the play-off final with no fans during the pandemic, that was pretty remarkable.
“This season has been incredible as far as the achievement of 87 points and the performances are concerned, if we were to win and go up it would probably top the lot and if we didn’t it would be there or thereabouts.”
Moors will be looking to go one better in a weeks’ time in the final at West Ham United’s London Stadium.