27.01.24 vs Shawbury United

Defeat for Sutton at Shawbury

Andrew Delaney28 Jan – 20:27SHARE

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Sutton United’s unbeaten run of eight matches came to an end with a 3-1 defeat away at Shawbury United.

This mid-table clash between two in-form teams saw Shawbury having by far the better of the first half, taking a three-goal lead into the break. A much-improved Sutton pulled a goal back early in the second half, but they couldn’t find the net again and it was the home side who took a deserved three points to overtake Sutton in the table.

Shawbury began strongly with Sutton pegged back in their own half, having to defend seven corners in the first fifteen minutes.

The opening goal for Shawbury came from a set piece that Brendon Price passed into the centre for Cody Rimmer to shoot from distance and an unfortunate deflection off Tom Massey had Kieran Hart wrong-footed.

The home side pressed their advantage to double their lead in the 36th minute, when Eric Mensah ran in behind Sutton’s defense to find the net with a clinical finish.

Shawbury continued to pressure Sutton and their third goal came just four minutes later, as one ball through had Brendon Price one-on-one with the keeper before slotting home.

Sutton had their first effort on goal in the 43rd minute, when Joe Gildea curled a free kick around the Shawbury wall and keeper Max Williams did well to push behind.

Sutton needed to make changes and there were four substitutions at the start of the second half. They began to create chances with Gildea’s low free kick in the 49th minute saved by Williams, who then blocked the rebound from Mark Moore. And shortly after, substitute Hassan Said was denied a goal when Williams saved at his near post.
Sutton pulled a goal back in the 62nd minute with a swift move from one end of the pitch to the other, as Said crossed from the right for Gildea to head home his twenty-seventh goal of the season.

Said then saw an effort from the edge of the penalty box curl just wide of the post, and Gildea’s shot from the left had Williams diving to save.

Shawbury had fewer chances in front of goal this half, with Mensah striking their best effort narrowly wide of the target, but they defended well to secure their third consecutive win.

Next Saturday Sutton return home for a league fixture against Heather St Johns at Coleshill Road Stadium 3pm kick-off.

Team: Shawbury United
1. Max Williams
2. Harry Woodburn
3. Ben Jones
4. Brendon Price
5. George Taylor
6. Joe Care
7. Reiss Corfield – 83’ Marcus Dillon
8. Jack Howse
9. Eric Mensah – 83’ Ablay Sowe
10. Seth Ellis (c) – 78’ David Howells
11. Cody Rimmer
Substitutes unused: Joe Richards, Emmanuel Williams

Richard Brown
Ronnie Box
Andy Haynes
Hannah Stevens

Team: Sutton United
1. Kieran Hart
2. Jon Grigg
3. Alex O’Keefe – 45’ Lewis James
4. Mark Moore
5. Kye Billingham-Belle
6. Will Jones
7. Sam Price – 45’ Hassan Said
8. Sef Semlali – 45’ Pete Weston
9. Joe Gildea
10. Tom Massey (c) – 89’ Tion Pearce-Copeland
11. Kyle Hayden – 45’ Ben Friel

Liam Burke
Richard Heath
Chris Bratt-Rose

Match Officials: Nicholas Gray, Kian Soulsby, Philip Taylor

Shawbury UnitedStatisticsSutton United
5Attempts on Target3
15Fouls Committed15
1Yellow Cards0
0Red Cards0
PlayerAppearancesGoalsAssistsOpp MOTM
Joe Gildea2827810
Sam Price21761
Leyton Hines5411
Tom Massey29382
Sef Semlali27331
Tom Cullen14311
Kieran McConville15230
Matt Bishop18211
Jon Grigg29130
Alex O’Keefe9120
Joe Delaney8121
Shane Smith8110
Kye Billingham-Belle30100
Brad Gregory5100
Jake Murrell15010
Lewan Tobin15010
Ethan Hanks11010
Kyle Hayden10010
Ryan Delport6010
Kaine Donald4010
Will Buchanan4010
Hassan Said3010
Shevron Channer3010
Lewis James23001
Mark Moore23000
Tion Pearce-Copeland19001
Will Jones19000
Reiss Wagstaff18004
Connor Byrne10000
Harrison Coe8000
Ben Friel6000
Pete Weston5000
Remi Bell3000
Sam Simmonds3000
Daniel Cooper1000
Louis Malin1000
Matt Hurrell1000
Matt Lewis1000
Shakeer Abdelkhalek1000

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