Sutton reverse result against Phones
Sutton were keen to reverse the away loss on the first day of the season to the early pace setters Bristol Telephones.
Josh Yakub continued in goal behind Tom Clark, Kai Long, captain Jack Keen and Reece John, a midfield of Sam Roberts, Sam Downes, Adam Crooks and Chris Hind, with Mason Daggar and Ben Alexander up front.
Sutton started very brightly creating two good chances after 3 and 5 minutes, Roberts hit the right post with the keeper beaten and Alexander having a goalbound shot saved at the right post.
Sutton opened the scoring after 7 minutes, a free kick from the right failed to be cleared, allowing Keen to pounce and convert.
A minute later Downes shot narrowly wide of the right post.
Telephones equalised on 14 minutes, the defence failed to clear a through ball allowing a simple score.
The visitors went ahead in the 22nd minute, Yakub being beaten at the right post.
Sutton’s equaliser came a minute later, good work by Daggar and Roberts presented Hind with a chance that he calmly took.
Half Time Bishop Sutton 2 Bristol Telephones 2
Sutton played the first sub on 67 minutes, Alexander being replaced by Josh Keen.
On 73 minutes the ball was played wide right, collected by Downes who made ground and cleverly lobbed the outrushing Telephones keeper.
The second sub was played in the 86th minute, Jack Keen being replaced by James Pool.
Sutton’s fourth goal came on 90 + 4, Josh Keen being fouled in the area and Crooks converting from the spot.
Full Time Bishop Sutton 4 Bristol Telephones 2
Sutton’s Man of the Match, Chris Hind again for another effective performance.
A gratifying win, reflecting the team’s improvement since the first game of the season and lifting us up to seventh spot in the league.
We are at home again this coming Saturday the 16th to Wincanton Town, hoping to continue this good run of form.