Article by Johnnie Lowery
After the disappointing performance and result on Tuesday I said there would be a reaction, and that we certainly got at the weekend.
Ebbsfleet, the form side of the league, were made to look very average in their own backyard by a performance built on solid defensive foundations.
As Paul Doswell said after the game one of the major factors in recent poor form has been mistakes – the two costing us the game at Fylde being examples.
By contrast there was absolutely no way through for Fleet at the weekend, allowing U’s to get the one goal they needed to win the game.
Huge credit has to go to Tom Bolarinwa for that goal: some incredible individual skill creating an opportunity from pretty much nothing.
The last 15 minutes weren’t half nervous from my perspective but thankfully the boys looked composed and saw it out well to confirm a playoff spot.
That’s quite the achievement for this football club; another impressive high in a quite frankly ridiculous last few years.
What’s needed on Saturday now is simple – win or draw to secure a home tie in the playoff semi-finals.
Against Aldershot that’s by no means an easy task obviously, but depending on results on Tuesday night it may well be they need a point to secure a playoff place themselves.
That could work quite nicely into a situation whereby a draw would suit both teams fine if scores are level late on, depending how the Shots want to play it.