We made the short trip to local rivals Welton Rovers on a very breezy and showery afternoon, hoping to improve on last Saturday’s performance.
In front of keeper Chris Manns our lineup was George Brown, Kai Long, captain Adam Crooks, and new signing, the returning Reece John, Sam Downes, Nathan Rendell, Dan Hynes, Frank Gingell, Adam Mahdi and Kyle Box.
On the bench were Oakley Rawlings, Dzhos Islyan, Rod Castillo, Joe Ellis and Kalum Withey.
Welton had the advantage of the slope and following wind and we expected to be put under pressure from the off. We coped well and had a decent amount of the play, opening the scoring in the 20th minute. Following good approach play the Welton keeper blocked a goalbound shot from Hynes, the ball rebounding to Downes who slotted calmly home into the left corner.
On 40 minutes we suffered two dismissals, a straight red for Rendell and a second yellow for Madhi. Manns was then called upon to make a good save on 43 minutes tipping over a powerful drive.
Half Time Welton Rovers 0 Bishop Sutton 1
The supporters view at half time was that on our first half play and with the slope and wind advantage we might just be able to hold on to our one nil lead.
Our reformed shape left Gingell in splendid isolation with Welton committed to pushing forward. Our second goal came in the 65th minute, a through ball found Gingell on the right who played a well weighted ball to the left to find the on rushing Hynes who confidently shot home. Two minutes later Gingell again received the ball in space and cleverly turned and beat the keeper.
Two subs were played late on, on 80 minutes Box was replaced by Withey and Eliis replaced Hynes three minutes from time.
Full Time Welton Rovers 0 Bishop Sutton 3
An incredible result bearing in mind that we played the last 50 minutes with just nine players and scored twice without reply during that time. The whole team produced a very impressive display with Man of the Match Gingell outstanding.
Next up, home to Longwell Green, next Saturday the 17th.