Non-league football: Hinckley United sunk by second-half goal
Hinckley United suffered their 17th consecutive defeat in Blue Square North at Solihull Moors on Boxing Day.
It was, however, a determined performance from a young Knitters team that was under the cosh for most of the match.
With players carrying knocks, and only one replacement on the bench, this was always going to be an uphill task. It was made even tougher when Ben Richards-Everton received a straight red after only 15 minutes.
The only goal came on 53 minutes from Dior Angus. Solihull could have added to their total but were guilty of missing some guilt-edged chances.
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It doesn't get any easier for Hinckley tomorrow – they travel to Chester City, who are 12 points clear at the top of the table.
Barwell were denied all three points in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division by a last-gasp equaliser from Bedworth Town.
Scott Hadland put the Canaries ahead just after half-time with a fine shot.
They defended the lead stubbornly, with new goalkeeper Mark Roper producing a couple of fine saves, before substitute Dave Blenkisopp struck the equaliser in the second minute of time added on.
The result leaves Barwell in eighth place but they have a good chance to move up tomorrow when they travel to struggling Chesham.
Coalville Town lead Evo-Stik Northern Premier Division One South by eight points despite being held to a goalless draw by county neighbours Loughborough Dynamo at Owen Street.
The rampant Ravens had scored 69 goals in their previous 20 matches but couldn't find a way through the Dynamo ranks. It also ended a run of nine consecutive home league wins this season.
Tomorrow, Coalville entertain Halesowen while Dynamo travel to second-placed Stamford.
The Boxing Day derby clash between Quorn and Shepshed Dynamo in the United Counties Premier Division fell foul of the weather, as did Harborough Town's home clash with Desborough.
Oadby Town's Division One fixture with Buckingham at Greene King Park was also a casualty.
The county derby between Heather St John's and Kirby Muxloe was one of the few Baker Joiner Midland Alliance matches to survive the weather on Boxing Day.
Neither side could muster a goal, however, and each had to settle for a point, keeping them in mid-table.
Kirby are at home tomorrow as they host a Gornal Athletic side who sit just ahead of them. Heather hit the road to Coleshill, who are currently struggling in the bottom three and have only won once at home this term.
Loughborough University, who lie in third place, are away at mid-table Rocester. It is the kind of game the Students should be looking to win if they are to maintain a promotion push this season.