Calverton were dealt a football lesson by a hard workiing and well organised Sutton Town line up!!!! Calverton went into the game without Steve Brett ( susp ) and Sam Woodcock & Josh Murphy ( hols ).
However nothing could excuse such an INEPT performance from Calverton given what had gone before in Pre- Season. Sutton were quick out of the blocks and never let Calvo get into thier passing style of play. The home side midfield dominated the early exchanges and were soon in front after a good parry by Randall in the Calvo goal fell to Hollingworth to notch the opening goal. Calverton just couldnt get into the game and it was,nt long before the re-shuffled defence of Calverton were two down. The lively Louis Green getting the first of his brace. Calverton,s defence was in dis-array and the home sde went on to to score two more. The only real effort from Calverton was ruled out for offside when LOVATT found himself clear to score only to be flagged!!!
Half Time 4 - 0
The second half was better for Calverton and it was clear that Geoff Green,,s half time discussions had some effect. Josh Croft was industrious up front and Scott Wood was working tirelessly as usual with Rob Needham. However the home side were in no mood to let Calverton back into the game and extended thier lead after 15 mins of the second half. Manager Green made changes bringing on Leeds, Nicholson & Smith to try to bolster the midfield and it seemed to have an effect as Josh Croft,s work was rewarded when he eluded three challenges and scored Calverton only goal. Calverton continued to work hard and to their credit showed a little of what they were capable. But this performence was NOT what Managers Geoff Green & Jon Cusiack were looking for and let the players know this afterwards.
Final Score 5 - 1
Team, M Randall, J Randall, R Davies, D Clifford, R Lacey, S Wood (C), R Needham, A Clarson, H Simpson, N Lovatt, J Croft.
Subs - C Johnson, S Nicholson, K Leeds, A Smith.