Wealdstone remain precariously placed in the National League after Solihull put further distance between themselves and the bottom three with an emphatic 3-0 win over the Stones.

The teams began the match only two points apart but goals from Ryan Barnett, Reiss McNally and Joe Sbarra widened the gap to five.

There was a debut for 22-year old defender Nikola Tavares, who has joined Wealdstone on loan from Crystal Palace on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The South African-born defender has previously represented Croatia at U20 level and been included in Palace’s first team squad on several times in the past two seasons in Premier League and EFL Cup fixtures, although has never made it onto the pitch.

Ryan Gondoh also made his full debut out on the right wing.

The attacker had been on dual terms with Whyteleafe and Hampton & Richmond Borough before lower league football was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic.

He joined Stones midway through March bringing with him some solid form, scoring 12 goals in 20 games between both clubs.

It would turn out to be a difficult night for both debutants however, with the hosts opening the scoring midway through the first half.

Barnett lobbed the Wealdstone keeper from long range in the 29th minute after chasing down a clearance before McNally made it two just after half-time with a header from a corner.

The third arrived just before the hour mark, with Sbarra finishing off a good move with a strong shot into the top corner.

Stones now sit just five points above the bottom three, having played a game more than Kings Lynn Town.