Brook well beaten at Sutton
An uninspiring performance saw the Brook concede 4 goals to high flying Sutton Common Rovers.
The Brook had a decent start to this game but again gave away poor goals & failed to take their chances when presented with them - hence a 4-1 defeat.
Going immediately on the attack from the start of the game,in the 7th minute Jon-Jo Bates played a ball to James Charles but the SCR keeper Michael Eacott saved his shot.
On 13 minutes it was Charles who played the provider when he passed to Mourad Jarraz who tried to chip Eacott but again he made the save.
These 2 missed opportunities would prove expensive for the Brook as in the 16th minute Ndovi lost the ball out on the right & the ball reached Cooper-Smith who shot past the Brook's young debutant keeper Samuel Szymczyk.1-0
Even with this setback the Brook continued to create chances & in the 21st minute Dean McDonnell shot past the post.Unfortunately for the Brook SCR took their chances & on 31 minutes Malachi Thomas increased the lead.2-0 HT 2-0
The 2nd half was similar to the 1st as again the Brook spurned chances to get back into the game including in the 56th minute a missed penalty.Dean McDonnell was through on the keeper when he was fouled in the box.The kick was taken by Ryan Phillips but Eacott saved well.
A minute before the penalty the Brook had replaced Ndovi with Spencer Maw & on 60 minutes it was Maw who reduced the lead when he fired in a shot from the right hand corner of the box past Eacott.2-1
The Brook were now back in the game but then they replaced Mourad Jarraz in the 64th minute with Isaac Olaleye who had hardly played over the past 10 weeks,immediately the goalscoring threat was reduced allowing SCR to take advantake.
And they did in the 70th minute when substitute Tom Neale made it 3-1 & although the Brook tried hard their threat up front was blunted.
With almost the last kick of the game Tom Neale scored his 2nd goal of the game & SCR's 4th.F-T 4-1
Team: Szymczyk,Dan McDonnell(Capt),Howes,Charles,Masembe,Phillips,Ndovi(Maw),Dean McDonnell(Aashish Kharas),Jarraz(Olaleye),
Unused Subs: Dearden & Cahill
Goalscorer: Maw 60 mins
Man of Match: Haluna Masembe
Referee: Luis Pinto Nunes
Assistants: Keith Corrick & Rodney Van Niekerk