Article by Johnnie Lowery
There’s nothing more satisfying than an away win, and the performance on Saturday was thoroughly deserving of such a result.
Solihull were restricted in their chance creation by what was a very solid U’s defensive performance, with special credit to Louis John who made an appearance for England C over in Slovakia in midweek.
The talented young defender has earnt his opportunity up at Wigan this week, with an eventual high level professional career still potentially on the cards.
The main talking point with regards to team selection I suppose was the inclusion of the returning Tom Bolarinwa in the starting line up.
It was a decision fully justified, with Bolarinwa having an excellent game and even doing enough to be named in the NLP’s team of the week.
Indeed if it wasn’t for the early offside flag he would have had an assist within 5 minutes.
With so many wingers at the club now it will be interesting to see how game time is managed, with Cadogan and Jeffrey both having to fight very hard to earn a spot.
What it does mean though is that there are options, and injuries when they come about will have less of an effect on the squad.
Opposition sides will find it hard to prepare for a specific threat when any combination of wingers could be used – Cadogan poses a very different threat to Bolarinwa or Jeffrey for example.
All of this will give Sutton an extra little advantage which over the course of a season could be massive.