Solomon Benjamin March (born 20 July 1994) is an English professional footballer who predominantly plays as a left wing-back for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion. March can also operate further forward as a winger.
March signed a three-year contract with Brighton in December 2011. At the time of his transfer it was reported by the Brighton Argus that March had also been offered a contract with Millwall and a trial with Newcastle United. Lewes manager Steve King suggested that March had been attracted to Brighton because of the style of football they were playing under manager Gus Poyet and because the move to another East Sussex club would allow him to remain close to his family.
After 21 months without a goal, March found the net on 26 September 2020 at home to Manchester United, taking it to 2–2 in the 5th minute of stoppage time. However, Bruno Fernandes scored a penalty after the final whistle awarded by VAR with United winning 3–2. He scored his second goal of the season on 21 November – first time he’s ever hit more than one goal in a Premier League season – hitting in a winner from outside the box in a 2–1 away win against Aston Villa. March played in Brighton’s 1–0 away victory over defending champions Liverpool on 3 February 2021 claiming their first league win at Anfield since 1982, going off injured in the second half.
Style of play
March originally played on the wing either in midfield or as part of a forward line. Steve King, his former manager at Lewes, described March as a “technically very good” player who “has bags of energy, is a box-to-box player, has a good left foot, a good shot, he sees things early and the weight of his passes is very good.” Since the appointment of Graham Potter as head coach at Brighton, March has predominantly been used as a left wing-back.