Sutton come from behind to beat Wincanton
Downes' goal in final minutes seals all three points
With Wincanton sitting just three places lower having played two fewer games another close game was expected.
Fraser Thomas returned in goal behind Ben Snell, Kai Long, captain Jack Keen and Reece John, a midfield of Sam Roberts, Sam Downes, Adam Crooks and Corey Rawlings, with Mason Daggar and Josh Keen up front.
Both teams started brightly with little to choose between them, the nearest to a score was a Downes shot on 5 minutes that came back off the left post.
Half Time Bishop Sutton 0 Wincanton Town 0
Wincanton opened the scoring on 60 minutes, a cross from the right to the far post found a forward whose header beat Thomas at the post.
5 minutes later Rawlings was put through on goal but shot wide of the left post.
On 70 minutes Thomas brought off a good save diving to his right.
A minute later Daggar shot to the right of the right post.
Sutton equalised in the 80th minute, Josh Keen took a free kick from just outside of the box and found the top left corner of the net.
The first sub was made a minute later, Rawlings being replaced by Ben Alexander.
Sutton were now pressing forward and two minutes later Josh Keen fired over the bar.
The second sub was made in the 83rd minute, Josh Keen being replaced by Jem Douglas.
Sutton’s winner came 2 minutes from time, Downes collected the ball on the left, made ground and lobbed the keeper from 18 metres.
Full Time Bishop Sutton 2 Wincanton Town 1
Sutton’s Man of the Match, 17 year old Ben Snell who slotted in well at right back and produced a composed and confident performance.
Next up, a home game on Boxing Day against high flyers Cheddar, with a 12.00 noon KO.