Women's boss remains positive through lockdown...

The latest lockdown in England has hit Solihull Moors Women with fixtures for the month postponed, just as David Healey's side were building up momentum.

In the FA Women's National League Division One Midlands the Moors are fourth, having accumulated 10 points from their opening five matches.

The girls have also progressed through two rounds of the Vitality Women's FA Cup to set up a historic first round proper tie at Lincoln City Women (13th December) - the first time Moors have reached this stage of the competition.

Manager Healey assesses what has been a pleasing opening two months in both league and cup:

"It has been a very positive start to the season. We have already accumulated more points than last season and we have managed to progress further in the FA Cup than any point in our history making the first round proper stage.

"We conducted some great recruitment in the summer, following the vision and profile the coaching staff and chairman had agreed upon. We also brought in a number of fantastic backroom staff to supplement the team already within the club."

Recent restrictions have meant that Moors Women have been forced to train individually or interactively through online sessions, similar to the first lockdown earlier in the year.

Although this has meant a pause in play for the time being, Healey and his staff have ensured that the group have received all the necessary support in preparation for their return to action.

"It was difficult for everyone related to the women's team when the season was temporarily postponed. The girls have had a very positive attitude throughout lockdown and have put in some hard work supported by the coaching staff.

"We can't wait to regroup after lockdown, and we will give everything we have to cause another cup upset against Lincoln City."