15.08.23 vs Ingles

Points shared at Coleshill Road

Andrew Delaney

Brad Gregory’s first half header was cancelled out by Jamie Felstead as Sutton were held at home by Ingles.

Both sides came into the game with four points from their opening three games and although Sutton had the better of the first half, Ingles grew into the match to finish strongly and a share of the points was probably a fair result.

Under 21 player Ryan Delport got his first start for the 1st Team after his encouraging debut off the bench last weekend and with regular inspirational defender Kaine Donald stepping down, Remi Bell came into the starting line-up after impressing at right back last time out.

Sutton began the stronger, taking the lead in the 14th minute when Brad Gregory headed home his first goal of the season from Sef Semlali’s corner.

Sutton enjoyed much of the possession in the first half as Ingles were happy to sit back and try to catch United on the break. There were a couple of half chances for Sutton, as Leyton Hines saw an effort go wide of the far post and Joe Gildea’s strike from distance was comfortable for Ingles keeper, Scott Handler.

At the beginning of the second half United had two great chances to extend their lead, when Hines saw his shot from the left go inches wide of the far post, closely followed by a curling shot from Jonny Grigg which wasn’t far wide.

Sutton looked organised at the back, having to defend several set pieces and long throw-ins. Both Remi Bell and Tom Massey remained calm under pressure to make vital clearances in front of their own goal.

Ingles threatened mostly from set pieces and in the 72nd minute, it was a long free-kick from deep in their own half, that fell kindly for Jamie Felstead to tuck away an equaliser for the visitors.

The game really opened up as both sides then had chances to win it in the last ten minutes. For Sutton, Massey had a header over the crossbar; Tom Cullen made an excellent run into the box before his final shot was easy for the keeper and Kye Billingham-Belle fired over in added time.

Ingles finished the match strongly, with Felstead and Greg Fletcher both coming close with headers in front of goal, and there was an excellent cross that substitute Jorge Pascoal couldn’t quite reach at the back post.

Sutton have another home game on Saturday when they entertain OJM Black Country in a 3pm kick off.

Team: Sutton United
1. Reiss Wagstaff (c)
2. Tom Cullen
3. Remi Bell – 69’ Tion Pearce-Copeland
4. Lewis James
5. Brad Gregory
6. Sef Semlali – 69’ Lewan Tobin
7. Jonny Grigg
8. Tom Massey
9. Leyton Hines
10. Joe Gildea – 82’ Harrison Coe
11. Ryan Delport – 66’ Kye Billingham-Belle

Richard Heath
Matt Gough
Chris Bratt-Rose
Amelia Small

Team: Ingles
1. Scott Handley
2. Joe Goodwin
3. Adam Palmer – 53’ Cam Smith
4. Adam Boulter
5. George Wesley
6. Mike Tuck sb
7. Bill Snaith – 85’ Greg Fletcher
8. Jamie Light
9. Ben Tansley – 53’ Kieran Oakes
10. Jamie Felstead
11. Jack Allen (c) – 82’ Jorge Pascoal

Shaun Wilkes
Bailey Allen
Jordan Allen
Bill Blackshaw
Kyle Fowkes

Match Officials: Thomas Johnson, David Badger, Danny Meers

Sutton UnitedStatisticsIngles
4Attempts on Target3
12Fouls Committed9
2Yellow Cards1
0Red Cards0
Joe GildeaMan of the MatchAdam Boulter
Yousef Semlali4
Tom Massey4
Tion Pearce-Copeland4
Joe Gildea4
Jon Grigg4
Lewis James4
Kye Billingham-Belle4
Leyton Hines4
Reiss Wagstaff4
Brad Gregory4
Thomas Cullen3
Joe Delaney3
Kaine Donald3
Lewan Tobin3
Harrison Coe2
Remi Bell2
Jake Murrell2
Ryan Delport2
Kieran McConville1
Will Jones1
PlayerGoalAssistGrand Total
Leyton Hines314
Joe Gildea33
Joe Delaney123
Tom Massey123
Jon Grigg112
Thomas Cullen11
Brad Gregory11
Kaine Donald11
Yousef Semlali11
Lewan Tobin11
Grand Total11920

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