Sutton 1 Rochdale 0

Sutton 1 Rochdale 0

A fortunate goal scored direct from a corner was the difference between two poor teams. Pressure from Rochdale in the second half might have given them at least a draw, but it wasn’t to be. Without the goal it would have been a dire game, but instead it was just poor.

Still, it was good to be at a game again.

Sutton 1 Salford 2

Sutton 1 Salford 2

A disappointing result after a fascinatingly competitive match for the first hour. Sutton took a deserved lead in the 62nd minute but ruined their prospects with a player being red-carded 5 minutes later. Hanging on lasted until two goals from Salford, 10 and 3 minutes from full-time, ruined the party – it seemed inevitable with a one man advantage.

Sutton nearly nicked a point in the last minute of extra-time, but it wasn’t to be. Disappointing!

Sutton v Hartlepool

For 15 minutes Sutton were lively, but for the rest of the first half they seemed to lose the plot.
A cup of tea at halftime must have done the trick and they put away two goals for a deserved win.
I am enjoying watching them play!

Sutton 2 – 0 Hartlepool

Sutton v Chelsea U21

Last year Sutton were the losing finalists in the Papa Johns Trophy competition – I was there to see the game at Wembley. Tonight they took the first step in this season’s competition with an enjoyable and deserved win over Chelsea U21.

Sutton 1 – Chelsea 0

Sutton 1 Leyton Orient 0

A goal up after 20 minutes, Sutton went on to produce a dire performance at the end of the first half and for the whole of the second half. With just 30% possession overall, and not a single attack on goal in the second half, I don’t know what went went wrong but it was not pretty.

Sutton 1 Leyton Orient 0

2 moments of euphoria, 4 of disappointment

Yesterday I had a day out with my son and son-in-law to the final of the EFL Trophy at Wembley Stadium. My local team, Sutton United, were in action.

It was my first visit to the new stadium and what a magnificent place it is. I had been to the old stadium three times, I think, having watched a schoolboy’s international and a couple of dull (as I recall) full internationals. Other than these games and a match at Fulham (!) it was quite an experience being at an event involving a large crowd (30,000). The full capacity is 90,000!

In these Covid times I was grateful for having chosen good (ie more expensive) seats, so we were sat in a quite sparsely populated area of the stadium. Nevertheless it was impossible not to be in close contact with crowds of people within the general area of the stadium as well as on public transport. Fingers crossed that we remain virus free!

It was a good game and Sutton were unfortunate to have had victory snatched away in the 96th minute of the match. A pizza and a pint at a pub near Waterloo Station rounded off a wonderful day. Apart from the result.

Sutton 4 Scunthorpe 1

Match company in the form of my daughter’s husband made for a pleasurable afternoon at today’s home game. A sparkling first half saw Sutton go into half time with a 3-0 lead. A fourth goal finished the game and as it fizzled out there was a consolation goal for the visitors.

Sutton 4 Scunthorpe 1

Sutton 1 Forest Green 1

A tough game against top of the table Forest Green was only to be expected. Sutton had the edge in the first half and scored the opening goal. At the beginning of the second half it was almost as if there were two different teams on the pitch, and Forest Green scored after a dominating spell. It wasn’t looking good for the home team. A 90-second exciting spell for Sutton saw three goal-line saves, but as the game petered out, both sides were probably satisfied with the draw.

Sutton 1 Forest Green 1

Sutton 0 Northampton 0

My first match in 2022 was a goal-less game between two teams near the top of the division. A good crowd of nearly 3,600 saw Sutton hang on for a draw after having a player sent off 15 minutes from the end. Overall, not a bad game. As a boy I may have watched Northampton play, having been taken to a match by my dad when he lived in Corby, Northamptonshire.

Sutton 0 Northampton 0

Gosh it was cold!

An early goal but otherwise a dull first half, followed by a better second half and a cracker of a goal. But gosh, it was cold.

Sutton United 2 – Mansfield Town 0

Back to reality!

It’s been a long time since I last went to an evening football match. Sadly, Sutton were clearly the inferior team, and a grim, goalless second half ended a disappointing game and result. Still, it was fun to go to an evening match..

Sutton United 1 – Swindon Town 2

Well that was a cracker of a game!

Well that was exciting!

A cracking game against a team third in the league, but which would have been worth going to just to be part of the crowd as the winning goal was scored and then at the final whistle.

Well played Sutton United, in front of a crowd of 3,905.

0 – 1
0 – 2
1 – 2
Half time
2 – 2
2 – 3
3 – 3 (87th minute)
4 – 3 (91st minute)
Full time (96th minute)

Sutton United 4 – 3 Port Vale