SOLIHULL Moors boss Andy Whing thought his side paid the price for not making more of their early spell of pressure against Southend United.

Moors were beaten 3-0 by the Shrimpers at the ARMCO Arena on Tuesday night.

And Whing thought Solihull faded after initially being on top against Blues.

“In the first half it wasn’t a 2-0 game,” Whing told the club’s YouTube channel.

“We were decent and we dominated the first 20 minutes but they had two chances and scored.

“After that I thought the second half was absolutely rubbish and it was a game too far for us.

“I didn’t like the set up and we’re square pegs in round holes.

“I was gutted we had to play the game tonight.

“We could’ve done with it being on 16th because we’ve got loads of injuries.

“I hated every minute and it didn’t look like us.”

But Whing did have words of praise for the Shrimpers.

“They’re a very good team and Kev (Maher) has done brilliantly,” said Whing.

“The last 60 minutes it was men against boys and they’re very good.

“But before that we made them look very poor.

“They were hanging on for 20 minutes but the keeper has made a couple of good saves, Tav is through on goal and has his shirt pulled back they’re big moments we didn’t get.”