Article by Johnnie Lowery
I would have argued before the match on Saturday that Solihull would be up there with our toughest remaining games, so it’s a feeling of relief now that we’ve come away with the result we needed.
The money that’s been invested into the Birmingham based side recently has given them a side of high quality and I for one would not be surprised to see them take points off Aldershot or Tranmere, whom they still have to play.
It was a moment of quality to decide the game, something Tom Bolarinwa can bring at this level.
I think the pacy winger himself would admit it wasn’t his best performance overall but crucially it was his moment of magic to get the all-important first goal – and indeed his vital block in the final few minutes to keep U’s ahead.
Against sides boasting a well organised defence, as is often the case in the National League, it is the flair players that can make a real difference.
The title race is very much still open but we can only really worry about what we’re doing at the moment, with any slip ups by rivals a bonus.
Securing 2nd place and therefore starting the playoffs in the semis rather than quarter final is still in our hands, with this the main priority and anything else a bonus.
Having said that, as the pressure builds up on Macclesfield towards the end of the season who knows what might happen?