Sutton defeat Oldland
By Hannah Hunt
Second win of the season
Sutton entertained an Oldland side containing six ex Sutton players and managed by ex Sutton manager Scott Armstrong.
Our groundstaff had worked hard to repair the ravages of the drought to permit the game to be played and a close encounter was envisaged.
With Reece John and Adam Crooks away the lineup was, keeper Will Justin the back four were Scott Hatcher, Kai Long, Nathan Rendell and captain Jack Keen, a midfield of Josh Keen, Sam Downes Otis Williams and Chris Hind and with Jack Goddard and Mason Daggar leading the attack.
The first 15 minutes was all Oldland, Sutton being unable to put two passes together and looking slow and out of sorts.
The game changed in the 20th minute, a Downes free kick from 25 metres was parried by Chris Manns in the Oldland goal, the ball falling to Goddard who netted with aplomb.
This settled Sutton down and we came back strongly during the remainder of the half.
Half Time Bishop Sutton 1 Oldland Abbotonians 0
The incessant rain continued for the whole game making it progressively more difficult to produce accurate flowing football.
Sutton played two subs in the 70th and 84th minutes, Hind and Goddard giving way to Prince Mubhongo and Harry Keen but the game played out without any further goalmouth action.
Full Time Bishop Sutton 1 Oldland Abbotonians 0
Our Man of the Match, centre half Kai Long, for another confident and commanding defensive display.
With two wins and a loss from the first three games this moves us up to 5th spot in the table.