SAM RICKETTS admits Wrexham didn’t do enough to hurt Solihull Moors as the unbeaten start to the season came to an end.

Wrexham suffered a first defeat as Solihull won 1-0 at Damson Park yesterday as the Reds were knocked off top spot.

A late goal condemned Wrexham to a first defeat under former Welsh international Ricketts, who said: “It is disappointing obviously.

“I don’t like losing in anything, especially a football match.

“It is a hard place to come, Solihull are very effective. What they do is what they do and I tried to nullify it as best I could.

“You could see from the first minute that the game ends up with no flow in it, it is very stop-start.

“You are nearly playing a game of rugby where it is just stop, play for a few seconds, stop, play for a few seconds.”

Wrexham have earned plaudits for their attacking play this season but the Reds didn’t impose themselves and Ricketts felt Solihull stifled his side from the first whistle.

“We never really got into the game,” said Ricketts.

“It is hard because every time there is a set-piece or a throw-in coming into your box, we competed and did that really well.

“We did not cause them enough problems when we got the ball down a couple of times and were able to play. It was just disappointing that we did not cause them enough problems.”