Bedworth travelled the half hour to Sutton Coldfield looking to build on Saturdays point at home to Chasetown.
The game started at a quick pace with both sides looking to get the ball forward quickly. It was the home side though the early breakthrough when a cross field ball found James Spruce who was held up by William Edjenguele but the ball broke free to Ceesay Dampha unmarked in the centre of the goal who slid the ball past the advancing Lomax to give Sutton a lead after only 6 minutes. Bedworth tried to respond Haddow, Ellis and Blythe had half chances but there was no clear cut chances for the Greenbacks to equalise. Liam Lockett had a good shot that was well saved by Sutton keeper Jonathan Green. On 28 minutes Sutton doubled their lead when from out of nowhere the ball fell to Spruce on the edge of the box and his shot rifled into the net off the post giving Lomax no chance. Suttons third came from a Bedworth corner when the team in blue broke and Rhys Hilton hit a superb shot after cutting in from the right which again hit the post before nestling in the net.
Half Time Sutton United 3 Bedworth United 0
The second half again was a bit of a stop start affair with both teams giving away silly fouls one of which saw Ryan Moore get a yellow card for a strong challenge on Spruce in front of the Sutton bench who were very vocal in their suggestion he get booked which the referee duly obliged. Try as they might neither team really created much in the way of chances. To make matters worse for the visitors Moore again with a strong challenge saw his second yellow and Bedworth were 3 goals down and also a man down. A free kick on the edge of the Bedworth box 3 minutes later sealed the Greenbacks fate after Lomax lined up his ball, Hilton took the free kick and the wall disintegrated giving Lomax no chance. Sutton then played out the rest of the game as a keep ball session. Definitely a bad day at the office for The Greenbacks.
Full Time Sutton United 4 Bedworth United 0
Man of the Match – Tyler Haddow
|6th September 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 22-23