Jim O'Brien takes on the Solihull defence. Photo credit: Notts County Football Club

By Michael Callander

Notts County saw out a 2 – 0 win over Solihull Moors on Wednesday night to leapfrog their opponents in the National League.

A late Kyle Wootton brace capped a slow-burning game which came to life in the second half, assisted by Enzio Boldewijn and Ruben Rodrigues.

The visitors edged an uneventful first half, though both sides grew into things and did have chances.

Former Nottingham Forest winger Jamie Ward had an early chance for Moors but his cross was comfortably claimed by Sam Slocombe.

Recent signings Inih Effiong and Calvin Miller looked busy. Effiong chased lost causes and put players under pressure, before being replaced by Jimmy Knowles in the second half.

Miller matched Dion Kelly-Evans’ busy display on the opposite flank. Their deliveries were mostly better than Boldewijn’s; the Dutchman was largely ineffective in the first half as he struggled to cut in on his stronger foot, starting on the right as he did against Torquay.

Notts led with 13 minutes to go after a mazy Boldewijn run; Enzio fed Kyle Wootton who fired under Ryan Boot to break the deadlock.

Wootton tapped in on 85 minutes after substitute Rodrigues stretched the Solihull defence and squared for the striker to get his, and Notts’, second of the night.