Solihull Moors FC were formed in 2007 by the merger of Moor Green and Solihull Borough.
Although the club’s early years were largely unnoteworthy, it would be the appointment of former QPR defender Marcus Bignot as the club’s new manager in 2011 that would see them reach new heights.
Despite finishing nineteenth place in the Conference North during Bignot’s first season in charge, Moors would go on to achieve a ninth (2013) and eighth (2014) in the following two seasons.
They would finally win promotion to the National League at the end of the 2015/16 season – where they finished with 85 points and wrapped up the league title with three games still to play.
Solihull Moors began life in the fifth tier of the English league pyramid with a 3-1 away win against Sutton United, before finishing the campaign with a 1-1 draw against 20th placed, Guiseley.
The loss of manager Marcus Bignot, who departed for Grimsby Town in November, proved to be a blow for Moor’s who would go on to finish the season In 16th place.
Former Birmingham City striker Akwasi Asante finished as the club’s top scorer in the 2016/17 season, finishing with 12 goals before departing for Grimsby Town in January.
Macclesfield achieved a 3-2 away victory at Solihull in August before a 3-1 home defeat against Moors in April.
How to get there
By Car:Head down the M6 on to the M42. Take exit 6 from M42 - Continue on Coventry Rd/A45 to your destination in Solihull. Total Number of miles: 78.5. Time spent in the car: 1 hour, 36 minutes.
By Train: Macclesfield – Stoke-On-Trent – Birmingham New Street – Birmingham Moor Street – Solihull. Time spent on the train: two hours and one minute.