Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sutton Town AFC 0-10 Carlton Town

Saturday 9th July. 

Played at Greenwich Avenue, this was more of a training excercise than competitive game for Evo-Stik South Carlton Town. Their CML South opponents tried to make a game of it, and forced a couple of saves from Carlton keeper Martin Kearney in the latter stages of the game, but the ten goal margin didn't flatter Carlton, it could have been a lot more!

Sutton held out for 20 minutes, and Kye Pilmore had almost given them the lead,  his effort from the left crashing against  the angle of bar and post. That was as good as it got for the Snipes though.

Former Glapwell striker IAN BROWN slid home for Carlton from 15 yards, and repeated the feat on 24 to make it 0-2.  AARON LARGE chipped the ball into the top corner after 35 minutes had been played, then 5 minutes later he hit a cracker into the top corner from 20+ yards.  BROWN completed his hat-trick with three minutes of the first half remaining, a neat header from distance that dipped over the helpless Sutton keeper.  H-T 0-5

Brown (20) bulges the Sutton net

TERRY HAWKRIDGE ran at goal and slotted home with just four minutes of the second  period played, then on the hour ROB GILL stroked the ball home from 12 yards after some neat approach play by the Millers.  GILL was on the mark again on 64, his shot from distance beating the out-stretched arms of the Sutton keeper.

THEO SMITH fired home from 6 yards in the 74th minute, and JOSH THORNTON completed the scoring  four minutes later, driving home from 25 yards. F-T 0-10

So,  we haven't had long to wait for double figures - this really was men against boys... and as I said previously, it could have been far, far worse if the Carlton strikers had have taken the game a little more seriously !! 

We had to wait until ten past three for the game to kick off - there was another game already going on on the pitch designated for our game. A few  name checks needed  - Mr. Dennett,  "Wheelchair" Trev Williams, Kuki Morley, Liam Garner, Alan Avery and a host of others including Mansfield Town's Lindon Meikle were in attendance. 

Brian Dennett, Dean Short, Mark Clarke, Les McJannet