Sutton u7 Rogues 2
Despite freezing temperatures and gale force winds the boys in yellow put in a sterling performance to beat Shipley.
Joe B gave the away team an early lead, slotting home from close range after good build-up play.
Shipley level in fortuitous circumstances when the Sutton goal keeper fumbled a shot into his own net.
But Sutton’s neat passing football ensured Sutton finished ahead thanks to Joe’s close-range strike for his second.
Peter B was rock solid in defence, allowing Joe B, Reece B and Archie H to find space and pick their passes in midfield.
Matthew A scampered free several times only for the Shipley goalkeeper to save well or find a well-timed tackle taking the ball off his toes.
In the final period, Matthew A fired inches wide and Joe B struck a post after a jinking run.
Matthew H was man of the match.
Shipley 7 Sutton u7 Rebels 1
Shipley were short of players so gave a run out to some of their boys who had already played in the previous match against the Rogues.
Unfortunately this meant they were too strong for a spirited Sutton team.
Having lost 7-0 to the same opposition last week this was an improved result but it was the manner of the performance which, again, was pleasing for coaches and parents alike.
A neat finish by Morgan S gained an improvement on the previous scoreline for Sutton.
Fergus C was Sutton’s man of the match.
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