17.10.23 vs Hampton

Four-midable Sutton through in Fazeley Cup

Andrew Delaney

Sutton began their defence of the Fazeley Charity Cup with a convincing 4-1 win against MFL 2 side Hampton at Coleshill Road.

It was a chilly evening in Sutton Coldfield as Kieron McConville netted a first half brace, with Joe Gildea and Tom Massey then scoring early in the second half, before Hampton pulled a goal back through Ainsley Seivwright.

The first real chance of the match fell to Sutton when Sam Price’s early cross had McConville striking into the side netting.

Hampton then had three great opportunities to take the lead midway through the first half, as Ciaran Lawless’s shot was deflected wide by Jonny Grigg, before both Hayden Froggart and Bradley Hall missed the target from great positions.

Sutton upped the tempo and took the lead in the 37th minute when Gildea crossed from the right for McConville to slide in at the near post ahead of his defender.

United doubled their lead before the break, when Gildea threaded a pass through for McConville to sprint into the box and beat keeper Conor Bashford with a clinical finish into the bottom corner.

Sutton finished the half strongly with a Shane Smith corner clipping the crossbar and Gildea saw an effort denied by Bashford, before his shot from the edge of the box went marginally wide of the far post.

United came out with purpose for the second half and it wasn’t long before they had increased their lead, as Lewan Tobin provided the through pass for McConville to square the ball to Gildea, who slotted home from six yards.

Then in the 54th minute, Tom Massey intercepted a back pass from Hampton to calmly round the keeper and slot into an open net, giving United a commanding four goal lead.

The visitors remained resilient yet wasted several chances in front of goal before finding the target in the 72nd minute, when substitute Ainsley Seivwright netted the rebound after Wagstaff had saved Cameron Seivwright’s initial free kick.

McConville missed out on his first club hat-trick when he headed Kye Billingham-Belle’s free kick onto the crossbar in the 88th minute, and shortly after Harrison Coe struck the post with the keeper stranded.

Sutton return to league action on Saturday with an away trip to Allscott Heath.

Team: Sutton United
1. Reiss Wagstaff (c)
2. Jonny Grigg – 60’ Matt Bishop
3. Will Jones – 65’ Lewis James
4. Mark Moore
5. Tion Pearce-Copeland
6. Lewan Tobin
7. Sam Price – 55’ Harrison Coe
8. Tom Massey – 55’ Kye Billingham-Belle
9. Kieran McConville
10. Joe Gildea – 55’ Shakeer Abdelkhalek
11. Shane Smith

Richard Heath
Liam Burke
Matt Gough
Chris Bratt-Rose
Amelia Small
Derek Culling

Team: Hampton
1. Conor Bashford
2. Joe Denham
3. Alex Birch
4. Tom Hall
5. James Morris (c)
6. Ciaran Connaire – 65’ Alex Considine
7. Bradley Hall – 61’ Ainsley Seivwright
8. Cameron Seivwright
9. Hayden Froggart
10. James Mudie – 65’ Joel Fletcher
11. Ciaran Lawless

Dean Guest
Dean Bullingsley

Match Officials: David Patrick, Dan Hancocks, Dan Hill

Sutton UnitedStatisticsHampton
8Attempts on Target4
7Fouls Committed9
2Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
PlayerAppearancesGoalsAssistsOpp MOTM
Joe Gildea151344
Leyton Hines5411
Tom Massey15251
Sef Semlali14230
Kieran McConville11230
Sam Price10230
Matt Bishop10211
Joe Delaney3121
Jon Grigg16110
Shane Smith5110
Brad Gregory5100
Thomas Cullen5100
Lewan Tobin9010
Kaine Donald4010
Ryan Delport4010
Will Buchanan4010
Kye Billingham-Belle16000
Reiss Wagstaff15004
Lewis James13000
Tion Pearce-Copeland12000
Jake Murrell10000
Mark Moore10000
Will Jones10000
Ethan Hanks8000
Harrison Coe8000
Remi Bell3000
Sam Simmonds3000
Daniel Cooper1000
Louis Malin1000
Matt Hurrell1000

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