Sutton Utd vs Whitehawk FC

vs
December 20, 2014
Score: 0 - 2

Match Report

Saturday 20th December 2014 … Vanarama Conference South

Sutton United 0 – 2 Whitehawk FC

Always a difficult place to visit, it was felt that Sutton were probably sitting in a false position in the league.

The first half was full of fantastic football  including one Whitehawk move that consisted of 17 passes culminating in a header only just past the post by Sam Deering from a Nick Arnold cross.

Whitehawk’s John-Paul Kissock’s volley came back off the crossbar and the following up pair of Jake Robinson and Danny Mills headed over the bar from 2 yards out.

Nick Arnold scored the first goal, the right full back thundering a shot home from about 30 yards out.

From one of Sergio Torres’ driving runs he put a great ball through to Danny Mills who went one-on-one with the Sutton keeper who make a great stop – that would have made a more reasonable scoreline than the  0 -1 that Whitehawk took into the dressing room.

Steve King: “I thought the football in the first half was fantastic, we controlled the game for the majority of the half.  Sutton’s best chance came in the 45th minute, when a Sutton forward bent the ball just past the post.”

The second goal came on 50 minutes, when Sam Deering went through 3 or 4 players and was tripped in the box – he got up to convert the spot kick.

Whitehawk sat back just a little on the 2 goal lead and choose to attack on the counter.  Sutton had a few good chances in the second half which Craig Ross dealt with, pushing two away for corners.  But Whitehawk continued to defend magnificiently as a group and also continued to probe on the counter.

Nick Arnold made one of his surging runs into the penalty box and was taken out by the goalkeeper with a two footed challenge – this appeared to be a clearer penalty shout than the one given earlier.

Whitehawk gave a confident display today – in the middle of a good run of form.

NB … the quality pictures are taken by JJ Waller

Lineup

vs
vs
Danny Mills
vs
Sergio Torres
vs Goal
vs
vs
vs
vs
vs Goal

Subs

vs Sub
vs
vs Sub
vs
vs