Solihull Moors have had a wretched start to their season in the National League, but that has been tempered by their progress to the FA Cup first round.

It has been turbulent both on and off the pitch for the Midlanders, who are now on their third managerial appointment of the season with Gary Whild taking charge this weekend.

This follows hot on the heels of Richard Money resigning earlier this week, after just 26 days in charge at Damson Park.

The club began the season with Liam McDonald at the helm but a series of poor results in August has already left them with a mountain to climb to preserve their National League status.

Their first win came away at Torquay after a dreadful first four games. The next win came at home to Chester in early September, a 2-0 triumph. Young striker Oladaop Afolayan scored both goals as Moors eased to victory.

The excellent win was expected to be a catalyst to kickstart their season but results went south again, apart from beating Ossett Town in the final qualifying round for the FA Cup.

That match went to a replay after Ossett managed to get a draw at Damson Park.

However, in the replay in Yorkshire, Joel Kettle and Darren Carter gave the National League side a 2-0 lead at the break before Ossett set up a nervy last 15 minutes thanks to a goal from Alex Peterson.

The Moors managed to hold on to set up the Wycombe clash. Money then took charge and his side got a valuable 2-1 victory at Eastleigh, before losing their last two games, including a 4-0 thumping at home to AFC Fylde, a result which set about Money’s resignation.

With three managers since August and rooted bottom of the league, Moors now face a battle for survival but the FA Cup provides a distraction