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2017/18 PLAYER FOCUS: SOLLY MARCH

20 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Solly March heading his first goal in the Premier League.

Solly March lined up on the flank for Brighton & Hove Albion’s opening eight games of the Premier League season, as he went on to make 36 appearances for the Seagulls in the top flight.

The winger claimed his first assist of the campaign in Albion’s first-ever Premier League victory, as he provided the cross for Pascal Gross’s opening goal in the 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.

March fired his first Premier League goal in the following game at the Vitality Stadium, as Gross returned the favour and the 23-year-old glanced a header home - but the Seagulls were eventually beaten 2-1 by AFC Bournemouth.

Jose Izquierdo’s introduction to the starting line-up meant March’s game time would reduce in the lead up to Christmas, but the winger returned to make four consecutive starts in December.



A second assist of the season came against Southampton at the Amex Stadium, as Glenn Murray found the top corner with a header from March’s cross to the back post - in a game which ended 1-1 on the south coast.

March made a vital contribution in another 1-1 draw at the Amex in April, as the winger’s long-range effort cannoned back off the post and hit Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lossl before rebounding over the goal line.

A handful of substitute appearances came towards the end of the season, before March featured for 90 minutes in Albion’s final game of the season against Liverpool at Anfield.

March also featured three times in the Emirates FA Cup, including the quarter-final defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, and made one appearance in the Carabao Cup earlier in the campaign.


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