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Despite a break of six weeks, Sutton were into their stride from the whistle with their customary free-flowing football.
The first half was more or less played exclusively in and around the home team penalty area.
The lively Matthew Broadbent had three goal-bound efforts blocked by the resilient Embsay defence in the first 10 minutes.
One of numerous corners saw the away side finally find the net when Broadbent put a ball across the penalty area for Daniel Mason to calmly slot home.
Both Tommy Davis and Sam Benson were showing great composure and clever passing.
Further chances came for Aidan Lee, Stan Lloyd, Daniel Mason and Matthew Broadbent.
Lee made it 2-0 when an improvised 20-yard shot off his knee found the back of the goal. Lloyd then increased the lead when a clever turn saw him chip the ball over the static keeper for a fine finish.
Great support play during the game came from William Bell, Flynn Weller and Addison Willis.
In the following friendly, Sutton again dominated possession to win 2-0, even though they had fewer players than the opposition.
Callum Filkin showed good touches up front with William Bell, Aidan Lee and Sam Benson dominating the midfield.
Flynn Weller and Tommy Davis proved to be a good partnership in defence, stopping any Embsay attacks quickly.
Lloyd made it 1-0 with a shot in the bottom right hand corner and then added another with the best finish of the day when a wicked drive from the right side of the penalty area fizzed into the top left hand corner.
It was nearly 3-0 when Daniel Mason, playing a dual role of goalkeeper and outfield player, had an effort hit a post.
Just before the end William Bell summed up the Sutton spirit when he raced the length of the pitch back into defence to clear a dangerous Embsay attack.
Players of the Day were Daniel Mason and Aidan Lee for fantastic energy and storming midfield runs with special mention also for Stan Lloyd.
Read the full reports on the Sutton Juniors website, here.
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