MORECAMBE boss Derek Adams was a happy man after his side overcame a strong Solihull Moors to clinch their place in the FA Cup third round for the first time in 18 years.
The Shrimps boss said his side had to show great resilience after coming from behind against a National League side who had the better of the game for the opening 30 minutes.
He said: “It was always going to be a difficult game against a good side. We probably made it more difficult than we wanted to but you have got to show a lot of respect to Solihull Moors because they showed they are a very good outfit.
"They had nothing to lose and started the match better than us and put us under a lot of pressure.
“They went a goal ahead and will feel unfortunate not to have scored a couple more in the first half.
"I had to make some changes at half time to change the formation and that allowed us to get in the front foot and push them back. I thought about making the changes earlier but waited until half time and it did help us.
"Eventually we got on top and scored the two goals and should have won it in normal time but we gave away a sloppy goal to take the game to extra time where we had to show our spirit to win the tie.
“At the end of the day we are in the third round for the first time in 18 years and that is a huge thing for the club.''