19.08.23 vs OJM Black Country

Sutton well beaten at home

Andrew Delaney

Sutton fell to their first home defeat of the season as they were unable to handle a purposeful OJM Black Country at Coleshill Road.

United went behind in the 13th minute when Casey Collins slotted home from close range and just two minutes later the visitors had doubled their lead when Taylor Homer reacted first to find the net after Kaine Donald’s defensive header in front of goal.

Sutton were rocked and Collins should have had a second shortly after, but was denied with a fantastic point blank save by Reiss Wagstaff. However, it wasn’t long before the visitors pressed their advantage with a third goal, when Jaber Ahmed found the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box.

Sutton’s only sight of goal in the first half had come from long range shots that were comfortable for the OJM keeper, Maximus Court. However, a moment of class early in the second half saw them pull a goal back, when Sef Semlali played the ball over for Leyton Hines to pick up on the left and cut inside to unleash a superb shot that beat Court at his near post.

Despite the goal, opportunities for Sutton remained scarce, with their best chance coming from a Brad Gregory header that Court stretched to push clear.

In contrast, OJM continued to cause problems for Sutton and they made sure of the win in the 72nd minute when substitute Joshua Mussell tucked away Adam Callinswood cross within two minutes of coming onto the pitch.

The only disappointment for OJM would be the dismissal of Bradley Lawley in the 90th minute for his second yellow card.

After five games in fifteen days, Sutton now a get an eight-day break to regroup and come back stronger for their next match at home to Allscott Heath on Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 3pm kick off.

Team: Sutton United
1. Reiss Wagstaff (c)
2. Tom Cullen
3. Brad Gregory
4. Remi Bell – 45’ Lewis James 68’ Kye Billingham-Belle
5. Kaine Donald – 45’ Tion Pearce-Copeland
6. Sef Semlali
7. Tom Massey
8. Jonny Grigg
9. Leyton Hines
10. Joe Gildea
11. Jake Murrell – 24’ Will Jones

Richard Heath
Liam Burke
Matt Gough
Amelia Small
Derek Culling

Team: OJM Black Country
1. Maximus Court
2. Stefan Cameron
3. Louis Conway
4. Jordon Sangha
5. Adam Keough – 30’ Dylan Green
6. Callum Nimmo (c)
7. Liam Spink – 55’ Bradley Lawley
8. Jaber Ahmed – 84’ Steven Leslie
9. Casey Collins
10. Adam Callinswood
11. Taylor Homer – 70’ Joshua Mussell

Adam Younis
Marko Adageio
Nigel Cox
Zakarya Berbachi-Serir

Match Officials: Alex Shaw, David Wood, Michael Westmacott

Sutton UnitedStatisticsOJM Black Country
6Attempts on Target8
10Fouls Committed10
2Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards1
Leyton Hines541
Joe Gildea530
Tom Massey512
Joe Delaney312
Jon Grigg511
Brad Gregory510
Thomas Cullen410
Yousef Semlali502
Kaine Donald401
Lewan Tobin301
Kye Billingham-Belle500
Lewis James500
Reiss Wagstaff500
Tion Pearce-Copeland500
Jake Murrell300
Remi Bell300
Harrison Coe200
Ryan Delport200
Will Jones200
Kieran McConville100
Cameron Day000
James Taylor000
Matt Hurrell000
Shane Smith000

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