Goals from strikers Ross Lafayette and Craig Dundas sealed a 2-0 success for Sutton United at basement boys Solihull Moors last Saturday to stretch their unbeaten league run to eight matches.

The game marked a return to Sutton colours for Tom Bolarinwa who signed a three-month loan deal from Grimsby Town last week.

The livewire winger was an integral part of United’s Vanarama National South title-winning side of 2015/16 before moving north to join the League Two side.

The U’s were unfortunate to see a goal ruled out at Solihull in the fifth minute when Bolarinwa’s cross was headed home by Dundas only for the referee’s assistant to raise his flag for a rather harsh offside.

United did forge ahead in the 28th minute. Josh Taylor intercepted a poor clearance from Moors goalkeeper Nick Townsend and threaded a pass to Lafayette who fired low into the far corner of the net.

But Sutton had to wait until the 87th minute before they clinched the points. A long kick from goalkeeper Jamie Butler was headed on by Lafayette. The ball fell invitingly for Dundas whose shot rose high into the net.

United manager Paul Doswell was delighted with the way his side went about its business.

“We had to defend very well and were clinical in the chances we had,” he said.

“I am pleased for Ross [Lafayette] because I think his work-rate deserves a goal.

“Our biggest complaint was that we couldn’t see how that first goal was offside. One, the cross was pulled backwards, and two, Craig [Dundas] ran from behind the defender.”

The result capped a busy week for Doswell who also added highly-rated midfielder Alfie Egan to his squad after the 20-year-old agreed a three-month loan deal from AFC Wimbledon.

The United chief also tied-down influential midfielders Craig Eastmond and Nicky Bailey to longer-term contracts while allowing Josh Taylor and Louis John to spend a week on trial with League One side Wigan Athletic.

“It was key to bring in Alfie what with the injuries to [Simon] Walton, Eastmond and Bailey,” said Doswell.

“Alfie is a bright spark. We’ve had excellent reports about him from the Wimbledon staff.

“We also had the chance to bring in Tom who was very much looking forward to coming back here. He’s fitted right back in. It’s as if he’s never been away.”

United are at home to Halifax Town on Saturday (November 18, 3pm) and Torquay United (November 21, 7.45pm).