A first midweek away of the season - against our familiar adversaries down at Eastleigh. The Silverlake’s a well-documented bogey ground for Sutton where we haven’t won since pre-Doswell times, but they’ve lost key players over the summer (McCallum, Yeates and Hare to name a few).
Eastleigh seem to be struggling to score goals in these early games (lost their last two) and given our great fighting spirit on Saturday against Chorley I’m confident we can pick up something tomorrow night - hopefully all 3 points!!
Eastleigh have only managed one goal in their first three games and that was scored by a big centre back from a corner. Sound familiar? After the first ten minutes on Saturday, let's hope our players have brushed up on defending set pieces.
My recommended pub for this trip is the Steam Town Brew Co (1 Bishopstoke Road SO50 6AD), just over the B3037 bridge near Eastleigh station. It only opened in 2017 with the in-house brewery starting up the following year. The compact interior is divided into a drinking and a dining area, the latter with furnishings from an old train compartment. Food is mainly gourmet burgers. The pub should have at least one of its own beers on handpump.
If you don't mind a ten minute walk, try parking in the Lakeside Country Park. A lot of the home fans also park there. A bit dark after the match but you won't be the only ones walking back to your car.
Phew! Matt Gray has managed to do something that Dos never quite achieved and that's come away from Eastleigh with a point. But it was hard work.
We started with the same XI as on Saturday, but with Tommy Wright replacing Dundo on the bench. Will Randall was stretchered off before half-time, David Ajiboye taking his place on the pitch.
The two sides traded similar goals within the space of two first-half minutes, Eastleigh scoring first. Both came from free kicks on the attacking side's right and were converted at the far post, JC getting ours. And that was the scoring done.
This being Eastleigh, the ball spent a lot of time in the air, but without McCallum up front their attacks lacked a focal point. They pretty much laid siege to our goal in the last twenty minutes, winning a string of corners, but their shooting was mostly off-target. When it wasn't, Jamie B was there to thwart them.
Tommy came on for the final quarter hour. Although he wasn't able to take the ball into any dangerous areas, he'll have been glad to get that game time under his belt.
The result sees us slip to 11th. But we stay unbeaten.
georgieboy: Brilliant result especially after travelling up on day. Well done all.
Jan 6, 2018 22:11:33 GMT
moatsider29: is the match tonight on media?
Feb 27, 2018 20:10:47 GMT
dos: Alright pal buzzing about Sutton need to up the atmosphere
Mar 25, 2018 4:11:24 GMT
davef: 28th April v Aldershot Town: TICKETS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON THE DAY. Season tickets are valid but if you need to buy a match ticket it MUST be purchased in advance.
Apr 12, 2018 9:07:23 GMT
tangerinedub: I live close to bohemians ground in Dublin and am a Blackpool supporter (used to live there) and Bohs are my Irish team.
Sept 12, 2018 14:41:42 GMT
tangerinedub: I can give you any info you want if travelling, pubs, food etc just let me know.
Sept 12, 2018 14:42:57 GMT
tangerinedub: hope you guys enjoy your trip to Dublin.
Oct 2, 2018 14:41:34 GMT
merchandiser: You guys make me laugh, have you been to many away grounds, I don't think so. When we travelled up north for most of the trophy rounds last season, you would not believe, it was like going back to the seventies.
Dec 13, 2018 17:28:58 GMT
scorpioeyes: It's time to scrap play-offs,they are ridiculous.
Apr 29, 2019 20:55:21 GMT
Stewart: The NL season starts on 3rd August The fixtures are due to be released on 3rd July.
May 21, 2019 13:01:32 GMT
scorpioeyes: I predicted a relegation struggle with a totally inexperienced manager. Hope I am wrong, but it doesn't look like it. MG is out of his depth,that's obvious.
Sept 3, 2019 22:59:54 GMT
ggl: So are we now saying we have a manager who is not in favour of bringing in loan players and if the board decided to part company with him they cannot afford to do so ?
Oct 23, 2019 8:21:42 GMT
historyboy: So sorry to hear about the passing of Eddie Clack. I Remember him well.
Oct 24, 2019 17:13:12 GMT
historyboy: Sad to hear of the passing of Eddie Cack, I remember him well. I think that the said photograph publishsed by the club, of him sitting next to Dave Hermitage, isn't him at all; I think the picture shows Micky Goodall. Compare other pictures of both.
Oct 24, 2019 17:27:34 GMT