A right Royal defeat
02 October 2012
After playing a friendly involving first teamers returning to fitness and reserve players at Cambridge in the morning of this game, The Lambs sent a very young and inexperienced side to Coles Lane to face a hungry Sutton side who romped home worthy winners on their artificial pitch.
Lee Parsons opened the scoring with a header from a corner on 17 minutes (0-1)
A flurry of attacks from The Lambs then came but failed to bring any reward and Matt Gardner headed home a corner from the opposite side on 38 to make it 0-2.
It was 0-3 just before the break when Reece Leek fired low past Will Stannage but Conor Wright gave the visitors hope less than a minute later with a fine finish from the edge of the box. (1-3)
Luke Chapman flicked a freekick into the path of Kristian Ramsey-Dickson and he rifled home from the right of the box on 67 (1-4) and with 8 minutes remaining Carlos Thompson's header from a corner rounded off a good win for the home side.
Stannage, Wright, Meer, Burrows-Field, Kavanagh, James L, Wilcock, James S, Healy, McGarrity (Oliver 77), Clayton (Crossland 57)
Subs: Gilbey, Smith, Belford
Sutton Coldfield Town Team:
Bedford, Ransay-Dickson, Keenan, Parsons (Thompson 77), Kettle, Male, Leek (Bishop 72), Rickards, Gardner, Gumery (Sheldon 62), Chapman
Subs: Ling, Hathaway
Referee: Mr. Simon Barrow