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Latest News   Carshalton Athletic 1 Sutton United 1
28th July 2015

Local honours were shared at Colston Avenue in this evening's friendly  as Sutton and Carshalton drew 1-1. Sutton took the lead in the 18th minute when a Craig Dundas cross from the right reached Tom Bolarinwa, who fired a low shot in to the net. Bolarinwa almost created a second soon after with a fine low cross which Stuart Fleetwood couldn't quite turn in under pressure from a defender, and moments later Carshalton were level through Ashley Robinson, who shot home from the edge of the penalty area after Sean O'Toole had cut the ball back from the left. Sutton almost regained the lead just before half time when a Dundas cross from the left bounced back off the crossbar.

The game was halted soon after half time by a floodlight failure, referee Ryan Atkin happy to play on when just the lights on the terraced side of the ground went out, but forced to halt proceedings when those on the stand side failed as well. Power was restored after just over ten minutes, and Sutton had their best spell of the game as Bolarinwa's downward header drew a fine save from substitute keeper Matt Willard, and seconds later half time substitute Dan Fitchett shot over a gaping goal at full stretch from Bolarinwa's low cross, the speedy winger's last contribution before going off with a foot injury, although he expects to be fit for the weekend. U's then had the ball in the net when Micky Spillane dived to head in after Fitchett had headed back Fleetwood's cross, but the effort was ruled out by an offside fllag from FIFA assistant referee Steve Child. Fleetwood curled a shot wide soon afterwards, but Carshalton finished the game well, with Ricky Korboa breaking clear before dragging his shot wide, and Ade Joshua having a shot well saved by Ross Worner.

Sutton: Ross Worner, Dan Spence, Dan Wishart, Simon Downer (sub Louis John H-T), Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick (sub Dan Fitchett H-T), Jamie Collins (sub Hamish Galbraith 62), Micky Spillane, Glen Southam, Craig Dundas, Stuart Fleetwood, Tom Bolarinwa (sub Emil Salama 60).

Attendance 309




Latest News   Wayne is King of the Party
27th July 2015

What a afternoon at Sutton United FC at the Community Disability Disco, where it exceeded all expectations with around 70 enthusiastic disco dancers. 

The Pre-season Community Disco was in celebration of players, friends and families of the new Sutton United Community Team who will be competing in the 2015/16 Surrey FA Football For All League. Sutton United's Wayne Shaw made an appearance and was so popular and found himself mobbed and found it difficult to move around but made sure that every single person got that photo that they all desired. 

Steve King of the Community team said "Wow what a afternoon ! We were caught by surprise on how many people turned up and it was great to see Wayne Shaw take the time to meet every single person and get the most hugs in an afternoon I've I have ever seen. And I would also like to say a big thank you to Tony Henderson-Smith for his support for making the disco possible."




Latest News   Ricky Boylan at the O2
26th July 2015

On Saturday 12th September after the game at home to Gosport Borough, local boxer and U's fan Ricky Boylan will be fighting at the O2 Arena and, once again, the U's will be getting up a party to go to support Ricky. Another local boxer, Charlie Edwards, will also be on the card, against Louis Norman for the English Flyweight championship, and Olympic Champion Anthony Joshua will top the bill against Gary Cornish for the Commonwealth Heavyweight title.

Tickets will cost £60 each but Ricky confirms they will have really good views and you never know who else you might see there!

If you would like to go, please see the forum for further details - http://suttonunited.proboards.com/post/78474/thread




Latest News   Community Disco - tomorrow!
26th July 2015

Don't forget that Steve King's new Community Team get ready for the new season with their first Community Disco tomorrow, Monday 27th July from 4pm to 6pm in the Times Square Lounge.  Admission costs just one pound and is free for carers.  Tickets on the door.




Latest News   Calling All U's Fans
26th July 2015

If you have been to a pre-season game you will have seen the substantial changes that have been made over the summer and will probably appreciate the amount of extra work that is being generated by all of these improvements.  The addition of 3G, in particular, is edging us towards becoming a business wth a turnover of £1 million per annum.

Two years ago we were named Business Of The Year in the Sutton Chamber of Commerce annual awards and, as Bruce Elliott said at the time, "that's not a bad achievement for a business run by volunteers."

Well, if anyone thinks that they would like to play a part in the growth of this club and could offer some help, whether it be on the admin side or maybe a little more hands-on, then we would love to hear from you. Just this week a supporter who wasn't known to us put his hand up and offered to help and he has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will come in very useful.

Please e-mail davef@suttonunited.net and let us know how you think you could be of assistance.

Many thanks.




Latest News   Sutton United 0 Welling United 0
25th July 2015

Sutton and Welling shared the Letts Trophy this afternoon after a low-key friendly which rarely looked likely to end in anything other than a goalless draw. Sutton will take the greater encouragement from the game, becoming increasingly dominant in the second half particularly after the introduction of Micky Spillane and Tom Bolarinwa. In the first half both sides were reduced to long-range efforts, Dan Fitchett's well struck shot comfortably held by Welling keeper Tom King, and Craig Dundas sending an effort just too high, while one superb pass from Glen Southam gave Ross Stearn the chance to cut in and fire a low shot which was saved low down by King. Welling's best effort came from George Porter, whose volley from outside the area was saved by Ross Worner. 

The second half was played increasingly in the Welling half, and U's won a series of free kicks around the penalty area which came to nothing as Stearn's shot was saved and Wishart curled his free kick just wide. The pace of Bolarinwa threatened to be decisive, and set upthe best chance of the afternoon as he skipped away from a defender, raced to the by-line and pulled the ball back for Southam, whose mishit shot was blocked. Worner was under little threat in the second half but with the deadlock unbroken the Letts Trophy was shared and presented to captains Southam and Ricky Wellard, returning to Gander Green Lane having joined Welling in the summer.

Sutton: Ross Worner, Dan Spence, Dan Wishart, Simon Downer, Shaun Copoper, Jamie Collins, Craig McAllister (sub Micky Spillane 53), Glen Southam, Craig Dundas, Dan Fitchett, Ross Stearn (sub Tom Bolarinwa 68). Subs n/u Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, Louis John, Emil Salama, Hamish Galbraith, Wayne Shaw.




Latest News   Footwear for 3G
23rd July 2015

Our new 3G is getting rave reviews, but like any surface there are some types of footwear that suit it better than others. If you might be playing on the pitch, please see the guide below for what is suitable and what is not allowed. Also, please ensure your boots are clean - 3G and mud don't mix !

3Gfootwear




Latest News   Painting The Town Amber - Part 2
22nd July 2015

The sales-team was eight-strong in Sutton High Street promoting the club today!Our grateful thanks to Tony Dunmore, John James, Nigel Guest, Malcolm Hawker, Bobby Childs, Mark Bravery, Sarah Aitchison ..and baby Caroline (!) for giving up their time today to run the second of our three stalls in Sutton High Street. Once more the team reported terrific interest in the club, handing out lots of leaflets, selling more seaon tickets and generally spreading the word about the exciting developments down the Lane. A wonderful job very well done - thanks to all involved once more.Our next date in the High Street is Sat 1 Aug in the morning. Feel free to come along and support the team - it's a lot of fun!#target1000#inittogether




Latest News   Car-Parking and S/T Sales
21st July 2015

Anyone who has bought an annual car-park pass should advise the steward on entering the car-park this Saturday and he will check you off his list of names.  After parking, please collect your annual pass from the new ticketing kiosk. Reserved spaces are at the far end of the car-park, if you have a reservation please do not park at the GGL end.  Remember, from this Saturday parking will cost £2 per vehicle (no charge for motorbikes or bicycles).

Before then, we are continuing the S/T sales push in Sutton High Street, starting tomorrow and then again on Saturday as we strive to hit that magical four-figure target. Don't forget, anyone who pays to come into the match this Saturday (or, indeed, the games against Bromley and Maidstone) and buys a season ticket inside the ground will have their match entry fee refunded.

#Target1000




Latest News   U's and NESCOT Academy - New Trial Dates Announced
21st July 2015

Three more trial dates have been announced for the Sutton United/NESCOT academy which is due to start this coming season. The trials will be at NESCOT as follows

Friday 31 July - 10.00am to 12 noon

Friday 14 August - 10.00am to 12 noon

Wednesday 19 August - 10.00am to 12 noon

The originally advertised trial on Tuesday 11 August will not now take place.

The inaugural 16-18 Sutton United FC Academy, in association with Ultimate Football Academy, is run by former Sutton striker Marvin Williams, and NESCOT, one of the South East's top colleges, where students will work towards a BTEC in Sport. At Sutton United, the students will have the opportunity to work alongside UEFA licensed coaches, while the club is applying to play in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League.

The scheme will also give further opportunities to local young footballers already playing within the existing thriving Juniors set-up and beyond to continue their development, enabling players to feed into James Bracken's first-class youth set-up with the ultimate goal of first-team football.

For further information and contact details, and to register for one of the trials, click here 




Latest News   Do you like to drive ?
20th July 2015

Our new academy team is looking for someone to volunteer to act as a minibus driver to take the team to away games (midweek afternoons).  If this might be of interest to you, please email davef@suttonunited.net 




Latest News   Meet The Buyer - An Opportunity For Local Businesses
20th July 2015

‘Meet The Buyer’

is a special event taking place in Beddington at 11am

on Tuesday 28th July

Local businesses are invited next week to ‘Meet The Buyer’ of the £200m Beddington Energy Recovery Facility project, and discover potential opportunities for them during the gearing-up process towards the construction of this state-of-the-art waste disposal and energy generation plant.

By attending, local businesses will hear of the type of contracts being invited for tender, and how to bid for them. Building plans for the Beddington Energy Recovery Facility will be outlined, plus the goods and services required, and how local suppliers can submit proposals and engage with the procurement team.

Hosting ‘Meet the Buyer’ will be project managers Viridor, who are partnered by constructors CNIM and Lagan in delivering the ERF at Beddington Farmlands, Sutton. There will be an initial presentation, then a brief one-to-one dialogue session with CNIM and Lagan representatives.

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Chris Jonas, Head of Business Development for Viridor, says: “This is a major infrastructure project which will see the South London Waste Partnership moving closer towards its aspiration of diverting waste from landfill whilst producing renewable energy. “We are committed to sourcing materials and suppliers as locally as practically possible so that businesses in the area can directly benefit from the project, ultimately contributing to job creation and growth in South London.” 

All local businesses are invited to attend ‘Meet the Buyer’, but it is essential to register your place because one-to-one appointment spaces are available first-come first-served.

Waste no time!  Click here and provide these details.

  • Title 
  • name
  • surname 
  • Name of the business 
  • Sector 
  • Tel no 
  • Email 
  • Postal address 
  • Website 
  • How you found out about the event 
  • Do you know a business who could be interested in this? 

Viridor and the construction team will be actively seeking contacts for some of these trades: Cleaning companies; Skip companies; Security; Earthworks contractors; Drainage contractors; Joiners/concrete/reinforcement fixers; Metal workers/handrails/stairs etc; Craneage; Hire of small plant (tools, generators, pumps etc); Roadsweepers; Building merchants; Drainage products; Block/kerb suppliers; Labour only agencies; Scaffolding; Electrical contractors for temporary works; Precast concrete suppliers; Hotels/B&Bs; Steel frame contractors; Fencing ; Blockwork layers; Glazers; Metal doors; Timber doors; Fire stopping/barriers; Siphonic drainage; Signage temporary and permanent; Fit-out contractor; Street furniture; Kitchens; Construction canteen / cooks; Crash barriers; Concrete suppliers; Reinforcement suppliers; RC accessory suppliers; Aggregate suppliers; Muck away/tipper lorries; Lift suppliers; IPS and cubicles; Final clean of plant; MEWP hire; Landscaping; Gates; Painters and  decorators; Tree cutting/shrub removal; Demolition; Furniture; Stationery; Concrete pumps; Cladding; Asphalt Surfacing / Foul tanks/containment tanks; Diesel

To find out more about the project click www.viridor.co.uk/beddington-erf




Latest News   Soccersixes at Sutton United
20th July 2015

Do you play football ?  Are you in a team ? Would you and your mates like to play in a league ?

Why not join our new league at SUTTON UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB ?

6-8PM, SUNDAY, 36-MINUTE MATCHES

LONDON-SUTTON (SUTTON UNITED FC)-SUN | £ 33.00 PER GAME/WEEK

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Latest News   Dos Delighted With Long-Distance Friendly
19th July 2015

Paul Doswell was delighted with his side's weekend in Jersey after recording a comfortable 3-0 win over a young host team. "Jersey weren't at full strength but they played well and created a few situations that we had to cope with and I was pleased with the run-out. The pitch played very differently to ours and that was another important lesson for us, we have to be able to cope with whatever conditions and circumstances we are faced with.  A few players reported aches and pains after training on Saturday morning and most could have played had it been a league game but there was no point risking them. 

Several players did really well today and that's what I want, plenty of competition and nobody thinking they have a place in the team nailed down. The only real downer for us this weekend was the news that Callum Hart is continuing to have problems with his collar bone and has been advised that he will not be able to play at the required level. We are very dispapointed for Callum, he is a great lad who has worked hard and deserves better.  He has been offered a coaching opportunity and is hoping that in a month or two he might be able to start playing a bit further down the pyramid.  

This weekend wasn't just about a game or the training, what happened off the field was just as important to me and in that regard I think the break has been a great success. I'd like to thank everyone at the Jersey FA and all of the sponsors for making this game possible. The Jersey FA were fantastic hosts, they couldn't have been more helpful and we were talking to them about 3G and all sorts of other things well into the night.

Finally, a word for our super supporters. I knew they were travelling in numbers but the Jersey people were really surprised how many made the effort for a pre-season friendly and they were a big part of the good impression the club made. It was also great to meet Gavin Fraser, who I understand featured in two of the club's legendary wins of the 1970s  and has just been made a director of the Jersey FA."




Latest News   Jersey FA 0 Sutton United 3
18th July 2015

Deprived of half a dozen regulars by injury and holidays following the recent Island Games (more athletes than the Sochi Winter Olympics) a young and experimental Jersey side made a bright start to the game, looking to attack quickly whenever the won the ball but despite several promising positions they were not able to force Ross Worner to make a save.

It was home 'keeper Willows who had to make the first save, 5 minutes in, when Dan Wishart cut in from the left and saw his 20-yard effort pushed round the post. A few minutes later Willows made another good stop from Dan Spence. As the U's adjusted to a 3G surface that played noticeably slower than their own GGL pitch the game opened up. With 24 minutes gone Worner smothered Lester after the home number 11 was played in on the right, Lester managed to chip the loose ball back across goal but Thompson headed well over the bar. Craig Dundas, looking lively, fed Spence on the overlap but although the full-back put the ball into the net his celebrations were cut short by a an enthusiastic offside flag. The reprieve was short-lived, 3 minutes later Stuart Fleetwood netted the opener from close ran after Dean Beckwith headed Glen Southam's deep corner back into the danger area. 
 
Fleetwood was a threat whenever he got on the ball, with some intelligent running hinting at good things to come, and some good skill on the right saw his marker floundering on the floor but his cross was cut out for a corner. As half-time approached Shaun Cooper tried his luck from 25 yards but his effort went straight at Willows.
 
Both sides made two changes at the interval but within 5 minutes replacement 'keeper Figueira's first touch was to pick Southam's well-placed 30-yarder out of his net. Another spate of substitutions did little to alter the shape of the game, with Sutton well in charge. Jamie Collins was booked for dissent after taking exception to a late challenge and Spence, again getting forward well, shot wide. Emil Salama again put in a promising display and set up Dan Fitchett which was well finished but again denied by an offside flag and the same combination then brought a good save out of Figueira. With ten minutes left Dundas put in a powerful header from a corner and the ball bounced over the keeper to leave Collins with a simple close-range header. In the closing minutes Ross Stearn picked up a yellow card for a two-footed challenge.
 
Jersey 0 Sutton United 3
32 Fleetwood
50 Southam
80 Collins
 
Line-up:-
Ross Worner, Dan Wishart, Dan Spence, Dean Beckwith, Shaun Cooper, Jamie Collins, Micky Spillane, Glen Southam, Craig Dundas, Stuart Fleetwood, Ross Stearn.
 
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Tom Bolarinwa for Stearn
Dan Fitchett for Dundas
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Emil Salama for Southam
57m
Dundas for Fleetwood
Stearn for Wishart
 
Jersey
Johnny Willows, Kaamen Nafkha, Calvin Weir, Luke Campbell, Nathan Strzelecki, Olly Thompson, Jason Andrade, Jake Barker, Rupert Murray, Zeljko Martinovic, Keran Lester
Subs:
h/t
Jose Figueira for Willows
Dominic Pougeolle, 
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Arthur Illingworth for Andrade
Charlie Payn for Murray 
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Elliott Poole for Strzelecki
Jack Griffin for Thompson




Latest News   A Great Week for S/T Sales
16th July 2015

After the Bristol Rovers and Crystal Palace games we have now sold 565 season tickets, which is a fantastic number to have sold with three weeks still to go before the season starts. 

To encourage even more sales we are offering to return the match entry price at the Welling, Bromley and Maidstone games against the value of our season ticket offer. Season-tickets will be on sale inside the ground at all of these games.

Please rally round and keep asking friends, family and colleagues to spread the message about the offer and help us grow this great community football club. #Operation1000  -  We Can Do This !




Latest News   Jersey v Sutton Utd - PREVIEW
16th July 2015

Having begun their pre-season programme with three games inside 79 hours, complicated by the razzamatazz surrounding the first game on the 3G pitch and the official opening against Crystal Palace, Sutton's preparations return to a more leisurely pace this weekend; that's if you discount the rarity of taking an aeroplane to an away game !

A trip to Jersey is an unusual addition to the club's itinerary but, apart from offering supporters the chance of a long weekend away, it also offers Paul Doswell's men two additional benefits on top of valuable game time.  i)  Another opportunity to play on a 3G surface, Jersey's pitch being only a little older than The Lane.  ii)  A chance for the players to spend a couple of days together, which Paul views as valuable bonding time.

"I am looking  forward to the trip. It will allow me to get to know the players better, especially the new signings, and also observe how they get on with each other. And we have only got two more home games before the league season starts, so another 90 minutes on a 3G pitch will be very important. We were delighted to get the invitation to play here and the Jersey FA has been magnificent so far with help in making all of the arrangements. We hope we can reward them, and all of our amazing fans making the trip, with a really entertaining game."

Craig McAllister missed the game against Crystal Palace after picking up a knock at the weekend but is expected to be fit for the game. The only complication is that because the flights were booked a few weeks ago, some of the more recent arrivals will not be able to travel.

The hosts will field a slightly new-look team following the recent Island Games, with players misisng through holiday and injury.

Squad:- Johnny Willows, Jose Figeira, Kamen Nafkhas, Nathan Stresleki, Luke Campbell, Calvin Weir , Elliot Poole, Jake Baker, Craig Russell, Jack Griffin, Dominic Pougelle, Zeljko Marinovic, Keran Lester, Karl Hinds, Rupert Murray, Jason Andrade.




Latest News   Hiring Our 3G
16th July 2015

We have a dedicated website under construction but, in the meantime, anyone wanting to enquire about hiring our 3G pitch should contact:  

Bobby Childs 

Business Development Manager 

Sutton United FC 

The Borough Sports Ground  

Gander Green Lane 

Sutton  Surrey. SM1 2EY   

EMail - bobby@sufc3g.co.uk 

Phone - 07966 391761




Latest News   The Chairman Reflects On A Good Night
15th July 2015

Bruce Elliott enjoyed a good night’s sleep after the match against Crystal Palace. “My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the weekend so this was the first match I have seen on our own 3G pitch and, I have to say, I was extremely impressed. We did all our research and we watched games on other 3G pitches but, until your own surface is ready it is only natural to have some nagging doubts and the odd sleepless night. Well, not any more.  The feedback we have received has been excellent and I must offer my congratulations and thanks to the main contractor, S&C Slatter, to Dos and to Bobby Childs for all of the hard work that went into getting the pitch ready in time, and it looked a picture.

I must also thank all of the other people, our fabulous volunteers, who worked so hard on the less glamorous tasks such as weeding, painting and the ground tidy. Special thanks also to Ray Ward and Dave Mathers for managing the transformation of the car-park. The reward for all of this hard work is being seen in the sales of season tickets, it was fantastic to learn that we were even selling to Crystal Palace fans last night, and I’m starting to feel optimistic that the challenging target we set ourselves of shifting a thousand season tickets is now looking to be within reach.”




Latest News   Charity Partners Revealed
15th July 2015

SCILL, the Sutton Centre for Independent Living and Learning, has been revealed as the club's charity partner for the next year.  http://www.scill.org.uk/

SCILL is a charity based in the centre of Sutton. It is an independent living centre and a user led organisation which means that it is led and controlled by the people it supports i.e. disabled people. SCILL is passionate about promoting the principles of independent living, choice and control for disabled people and their carers, and works hard to remove the barriers which prevent disabled people from living full and independent lives.

We look forward to a rewarding partnership over the next twelve months.

The club's previous charity partners are Hospital Radio Marsden, Sutton MENCAP and St Raphael's Hospice. We still have great relationships with all three and will continue to work with these great charities to help them further their aims.

 




Latest News   #Operation1000
15th July 2015

We received a host of positive comments from first-time visitors last night. Several Crystal Palace fans were so impressed by the work that has gone and by the excellent value that our season tickets offer that they bought a season-ticket for The Lane on the spot, taking advantage of the "get your admission money back" offer.

We will therefore be extending this to our next three home games. Anyone paying to get in to our friendlies at home to Welling and Bromley or the opening league match against Maidstone will have that day's admission refunded if they buy a season ticket there and then.

#Operation1000




Latest News   Sutton Utd 0 Crystal Palace 2
14th July 2015

Despite a steady, light drizzle a good crowd of 1512 saw the U’s and a young Crystal Palace side play a lively match to officially open the club’s new 3G surface. So, to get the niceties out of the way, how did the pitch play? Well, the general view was that it was excellent, like a good grass surface. It certainly looks as though it will encourage a passing game and also players who like to run with the ball. Exciting times!

So, to the game. The visitors looked lively upfront, although not carrying a great threat. Allassani almost got onto the end of a through pass but the ball was safely shepherded back to Ross Worner by Simon Downer and Dan Fitchett should have had a penalty when pulled back. Kevin Amankwaah was getting forward a lot and his deep cross found Fitchett but his header was blocked and went wide. Ross Stearn then won a free-kick 25 yards out and an inviting delivery saw Micky Spillane hit the post with a glancing header. At the other end Gray pulled his shot wide from a good position and then Stearn headed wide  from another Amankwaah cross. Palace then took the lead in bizarre circumstances, an innocuous corner steered past his own keeper by Dean Beckwith with a curiously misplaced header from some way out.

The U’s should have hit back almost immediately but Spillane headed an inviting free-kick wide despite seeming to time his run perfectly. Fitchett then missed from close range after Amankwaah headed a deep corner back into the danger area and the same players combined to set up another chance but Fitchett was outnumbered by the Palace defence. As half-time approached Anderson spurned a good chance by shooting straight at Worner.

The U’s made five changes at the break and were soon two down, Anderson knocking in a rebound after Worner had saved his penalty following a trip by Jamie Collins. The game lost some of its shape after that, with a steady stream of substitutions. Tom Bolarinwa looked very lively and Tommy Wright again gave cause for encouragement. Ultimately, on the field it was a frustrating night for the U’s who could have scored three times in the first half but it was an undoubted success in all other regards, with Tim Vine chipping in with a bit of live commentary and enjoying some verbal sparring with Ricky Boylan in the boardroom. Despite the rain, even the ice-cream man had a good night!

Line-up:-

Ross Worner, Kevin Amankwaah, Dan Spence, Simon Downer, Shaun Cooper, Dean Beckwith, Micky Spillane, Glen Southam, Dan Fitchett, Stuart Fleetwood, Ross Stearn.

H/T

Jamie Collins for Downer

Craig Dundas for Amankwaah

Tom Bolarinwa for Fitchett

Tommy Wright for Fleetwood

Dan Wishart for Cooper

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Hamish Galbraith for Southam

Emil Salama for Stearn

Crystal Palace:

David Gregory, Lavender Pike, Jerome Binnom-Williams, Hiram Boateng, Roderick Collins, Luke Croll, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Andreas Breimyr, Keshi Anderson, Jake Gray, Reise Allassani

Attendance: 1512




Latest News   Sutton Utd v Crystal Palace, 14th July - Preview
13th July 2015

It may only be July but the games are coming thick and fast as Sutton prepare to entertain a strong Crystal Palace Development Squad to officially open their magnificent new 3G pitch and Palace manager Alan Pardew has agreed to "cut the ribbon".

U's boss Paul Doswell is expected to continue his policy from the weekend of giving most of his squad a run-out although the young Palace squad will prove a very strong test. Ross Stearn, signed from Bath City in the summer is expected to make his U's debut after his wife gave birth to their first child at the weekend. 

With a large number of guests expected to help make the party go with a swing, including top comic Tim Vine and former Palace star Mark Bright, spectators are advised that the car-park is likely to fill up very early.

Season tickets will be on sale inside the ground and if you buy on the night your admission price will be deducted from the cost of your season tickets. 

Ticket prices for the evening are £10 for Adults, £5 concessions, and £2 for juniors.




Latest News   Exhausted But Worth It
13th July 2015

Director Adrian Barry admits to being very tired but extremely happy after a busy weekend. Adrian, who represents the Supporters' Trust on the club's board of directors, is spearheading the club's drive to sell a thousand cut-price season tickets and spent much of Saturday in the company of other volunteers spreading the word through a stall in the town's High Street. "We proved very popular with passers-by and handed out hundreds of the season-ticket flyers, quite  a few people actually stopped and bought a season-ticket there and then, which was fantastic."

Adrian and friends repeated the exercise on Sunday outside the turnstiles before the match against Bristol Rovers and were again rewarded with some on-the-spot sales.

"We sold over a thousand pounds worth of tickets in little more than twenty-four hours, which is really encouraging.  With football on the back pages again and everyone looking forward to the new season, especially here at Sutton with our great new 3G pitch and amazing prices, I am feeling really optimistic that our target is actually within reach.

The next three weeks are going to be crucial as momentum builds and we strive to achieve our ambitious target of one thousand sales and I would exhort every Sutton fan to spread the word and encourage friends and family and work colleagues to take advantage of these sensational prices."




Latest News   News Update
12th July 2015

New signing Ross Stearn was missing in action over the weekend but for good reason. Ross and his wife are new parents after they had a baby girl on Saturday.  All at the Club wish the new parents well and look forward to seeing Ross in action on Tuesday night against Crystal Palace. 

Alan Pardew and Mark Bright have also confirmed their attendance on Tuesday evening for the official opening of our fabulous new pitch.  We look forward to seeing you all on the night.




Latest News   Sutton United 1 Bristol Rovers 2
12th July 2015

The U's welcomed Bristol Rovers for their first home pre-season friendly of 2015 but the question on everyone's lips wasn't about the line-ups but about the club's new 3G pitch. So, what was the verdict?

Manager Paul Doswell was, understandably, delighted. "It's everything we hoped for and more. The bounce was good, the ball ran true and it certainly helped the players to knock the ball around. Anyone who wandered in unawares would, I think, have assumed they were watching a game on a very good grass pitch. The ground looked magnificent and the attendance was much better than the club had anticipated, Bruce told me that they were expecting three to four hundred at most. I was also delighted to see so many young kids have a kick-about on the pitch after the game, that's not something we would have allowed previously."  

Micky Spillane, who came off at half-time after playing both halves at Winchester yesterday, was also enthusiastic. "I was impressed, it's much better than what we are used to although it was strange to play here without the ball bobbling about!" 

Dave Farebrother was also delighted to see a rush on the season ticket sales over the weekend and with just a month to go until the opening game, we have sold over 550. "Adrian Barry and his team have done an amazing job but we’re not there yet. ‘Operation 1000’ was hugely ambitious and to be nearing 600 sales is brilliant. If the demand keeps up at the rate of the last week we may even get there! I urge all our supporters to keep spreading the message and get behind this wonderful initiative.“ 

And so to the game.  It was quite a cagey affair first half with defences on top and chances few and far between. In fact, the first opportunity of the game brought the opening goal, a free-kick wide of the penalty area on the left curled in nonchalantly by Lines.  Stuart Fleetwood set up United’s first chance after 27 minutes but Craig McAllister couldn’t keep his balance as he tried a spectacular hooked volley and the ball trickled wide. Green Southam did better with a 25-yard left foot drive but his shot was straight at keeper Preston. As the game opened up Ajala flicked a low cross high over the bar and Clare saw his shot deflected for a corner with Ross Worner wrong-footed.

The U’s made three changes at half time and the a series of further substitutions every five minutes or so. Strangely, the changes didn’t really disrupt the game and, in fact, it was a livelier affair after the break.  Lines’ free-kick drifted tantalisingly across the box with nobody able to get the final touch and Malpas earned a corner that Parkes headed over the bar. Rovers grabbed a second when a misplaced backs left Broom one-on-one with Worner to score with relative ease and that seemed to wake Sutton up as they enjoyed their best spell in the last twenty minutes.  Wright hunted down the goalkeeper, causing a hasty clearance that led to a spell of pressure finally  seeing Jamie Collins pull one back after a penalty was harshly given for handball, seeing his spot-kick saved but tapping home the rebound. 

There were some definite positive for the U’s. Tom Bolarinwa, Tommy Wright and Emil Salama all looked lively and Shaun Cooper looked very comfortable in central midfield, with Spllane and Southam seeming to appreciate the chance to show their skills on a flat surface and man of the match Dan Wishart also looked lively. And, of course, it was welcome home again to Simon Downer.

And finally, if you were surprised not to see our Chairman at the game today then he had a good reason, it was his 40th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary Jackie and Bruce! 

Sutton United 1  Bristol Rovers 2

84 Collins - 15 Lines, 81 Broom

Attendance 658

Line up:-

Ross Worner, Kevin Amankwaah, Dan Wishart, Dean Beckwith, Shaun Cooper, Jamie Collins, Micky Spillane, Glen Southam, Craig McAllister, Stuart Fleetwood, Tom Bolarinwa

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Craig Dundas for Spillane

Shaquile Hippolyte-Patrick for Bolarinwa

Dan Fitchett for Fleetwood

48m

Tommy Wright for McAllister

60m

Simon Downer for Beckwith

64m

Emil Salama for Cooper

70m

Hamish Galbraith for Amankwaah

74m

Wayne Shaw for Worner

77m

Dan Spence for Hippolyte-Patrick

Bristol Rovers

Preston, Leadbitter, James Clarke, Parkes, Brown, Myrie-Williams, Lines (Thomas), Ollie Clarke (Kilgour), Ajala, Harrison (Malpas), Taylor




Latest News   Turning The Town Amber
11th July 2015

We would like to offer our grateful thanks to Tony Dunmore, Tony Henderson - Smith, Steve King, Chris Hawton and Adrian Barry for helping to man the club's stall in Sutton High Street today.

The team reports that it was a lot of fun and that we had a huge amount of interest from the great Sutton public. We sold a fair few season tickets, handed out hundreds of leaflets and engaged with many different people along the way, including some familiar old faces who popped by to say hello. We would like to remind everyone that you can ALL play a part in helping us reach our target of a thousand sales. If you can help man the stalls then please let us know but if not then just spread the word. Tell your friends and family and people at work about what a great deal is on offer at Sutton United. 

#inittogether

Terrific day.

Two more stalls on the horizon - 22 Jul (Wed) and 1 Aug (Sat). Onwards and upwards.




Latest News   Winchester City 0 Sutton United 4
11th July 2015

Sutton United opened up their pre-season series of matches with a relatively straight forward afternoon with a 4-0 win over newly-promoted Southern League Winchester City at their Denplan ground. Sutton manager Paul Doswell gave the majority of the squad at least 45 minutes game time to improve their fitness and match practice.

Sutton started the match in determined mood by laying down early markers from the first whistle, a Craig McAllister header 12 yards out connecting with a Tom Bolarinwa deep cross within the first 40 seconds that cleared the crossbar by inches. Dan Wishart spun inside his marker in the second minute and squared the ball into the path of Dan Fitchett, a Winchester defender collecting both ball and Fitchett in the same movement and the referee adjudging the tackle in the penalty area was fair.

The pressure finally paid off on 6 minutes as Kevin Amankwaah sent in an inch-perfect cross finding Dan Fitchett using all of his neck muscles to get his head to the ball on the edge of the 6-yard box to direct the ball back into the opposite corner of the net. Ross Worner’s only save of the first half saw him forced to deal with a dangerous cross from the right wing that Worner cleared with a strong punch on 9 minutes. Sutton doubled their lead on 12 minutes as Craig McAllister inter-changed passes with Micky Spillane, the final cut back from McAllister finding the path of Spillane’s run to hit a first time blistering low shot from the edge of the box that curled away from the Winchester keeper and just inside the far post. The remainder of the first half saw the majority of the match in the middle third of the pitch with neither keeper really troubled with any notable shots coming close to being on target although Sutton did manage to win a number of corners that were all excellently defended by Winchester.

The second half saw wholesale changes by both sides, Sutton making nine replacements at half-time, the only players staying on for the second half being Dan Spence and Micky Spillane.  Sutton goalkeeping coach Wayne Shaw was forced into a flying save on 49 minutes as a Winchester shot from 25 yards out trying to find the far corner forced Shaw to spring to his right to deflect the effort away for a corner.

Emil Salama’s corner from the right found the leaping Stuart Fleetwood execute a powerful header that the Winchester keeper did well to tip over the crossbar. It was Stuart Fleetwood that turned provider of a pin-point cross on 57 minutes to set up Sutton’s third goal as Tommy Wright managed to get his body between the two Winchester centre-backs to extend his leg to bring the ball down and in the same movement delicately prod the ball home under the body of the advancing Winchester keeper from 10 yards out.

Wayne Shaw once again pulled off an excellent save on 59 minutes as a cross from the left wing was volleyed goal bound from the edge of the box but Shaw was equal to the shot as he got down low to his right to turn the ball around the post. Stuart Fleetwood ghosted through two Winchester challenges on 68 minutes in a run through the middle that resulted him trying his luck from 25 yards out, the swerve on the ball deceived the home keeper who did well to get an outstretched boot on the shot which propelled it high into the air, on its return back down three Winchester defenders battling with Tommy Wright were all jostling to get their head to the ball which eventually come off the combination of all four players and looked destined to roll into the net except for the despairing dive of the Winchester keeper getting back to his line to somehow turn the ball around the post for a Sutton corner. Simon Downer was left on the wrong side of his attacker on 70 minutes following a rare poor by Sutton which allowed the Winchester winger to go clear of the Sutton defence with only Wayne Shaw to beat but the Sutton keeper was quick off his line to cleanly smoother the ball at the feet of home player.

Stuart Fleetwood sent in a really tantalising pin-point free-kick on 72 minutes that found Hamish Galbraith outjumping his marker at the back post with a diagonally placed header from 8 yards out that skimmed the outside of the far post. Tommy Wright managed to beat his marker down the left wing and then cut back inside on 85 minutes before producing a dangerous low cross into the edge of the six yard box for the incoming Stuart Fleetwood, the covering Winchester defender managing to notice the danger did get his boot to the ball before it could reach Fleetwood but nearly turned into his own net but his blushes were spared as it just crept over the crossbar. Craig Dundas appeared to play Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick in from 12 yards out but an outstretched boot of the Winchester keeper managed to deflect the ball the wrong side of the goal post. 

Stuart Fleetwood sent in another very dangerous pin-point cross trying to find Tommy Wright arriving at the back post on 88 minutes, the same covering Winchester defender as minutes before managed to cut out the cross but once again was forced to hold his breath as the ball flew goal bound off his boot but again the ball cleared the crossbar by inches. Sutton won a corner in the dying seconds as the referee’s watch ticked into injury time, Stuart Fleetwood’s corner seemed to be harmless and a straight forward take for the Winchester keeper who seemed to do a combination of catch and punch the ball in the middle of his six yard box resulting in the ball squirming out of his grasp, hitting the forehead of Hamish Galbraith and bouncing over the goal line.

1st Half: Ross Worner, Kevin Amankwaah, Dan Spence, Dean Beckwith, Jamie Collins, Dan Wishart, Micky Spillane, Glen Southam, Craig McAllister, Dan Fitchett, Tom Bolarinwa.

2nd Half: Wayne Shaw, Simon Downer, Dan Spence, Craig Dundas, Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick, Stuart Fleetwood, Micky Spillane, Tommy Wright, Emil Salama, Hamish Galbraith, Scott Munro.

Referee: Gary Parson (Lymington)




Latest News   14th July, Pre-Match Meal
09th July 2015

On Tuesday, we have a pre-match dinner being arranged prior to the Crystal Palace match.  Sit down at 6.15pm sharp and a number of sponsors and guests will be attending as well as our good friend Tim Vine.    If you would like to attend you would be very welcome, cost is £20 and you would need to book no later than Sunday evening by emailing chairman@suttonunited.net




Latest News   Almost Finished !
08th July 2015

The summer of change down The Lane goes far beyond the obvious.  We have a new pitch, and new friends to share it with, we have introduced two new teams - the development squad and the academy - and we have slashed our season ticket prices, but a lot more has happened and is continuing to happen as we try to improve the whole matchday experience for everyone.

The dugouts have new transparent back panels, it really does make a difference when you stand in the enclosure and it's much more obvious than it looks from the photographs and the new PA system is up and running and sounds good. There will also be a new ticket kiosk near the main office for guests and passes, in an attempt to take the crowds and confusion away from the main entrance. The changing rooms have been painted and a new floor put down. There’s more to come too, once everything has calmed down a little. We are looking to re-instate a covered viewing area for spectators in wheelchairs, sooner rather than later, and we are also exploring the provision of a new disabled WC under the main stand, although that will probably have to wait until next year. We are also planning a new catering facility next month to replace Rose's, which has seen better days. The name stays though, some things can't be changed !

The other big thing everyone will notice next week is the car-park.  If you use it regularly you'll know that it was becoming rutted and people were taking up two or even three spaces parking across the lines. The chaotic parking was also creating a safety risk.  It's a job that needed to be tackled and the workmen moved in this week to repair the potholes and will also completely re-line it and put up new signage.  The disabled bays are moving closer to the entrance and there will be an additional bay.  Most of the far end of the car-park will be taken up by reserved parking, for players, staff and those who buy annual passes.  Pay-on-the-day parking will, in general, be at the Gander Green Lane end of the car-park.  We thought long and hard about introducing a charge but the work has to be paid for and if you buy a reserved spot it works out at less than a pound per game.  Please remember the 5 mph speed limit and respect our neighbours when you leave.

The new regime won't start on Sunday but will be in place for the game against Crystal Palace next Tuesday and passes will be available on Sunday for those who have ordered them. What we do need help with is volunteers to help steward the car-park and, in particular, someone to act as car-park manager.  In fact, we would welcome volunteers for all match day tasks.  Contact davef@suttonunited.net if you would like to help.

Finally, a very big THANK YOU to everyone; directors, committee and all of the other volunteers who have all worked so hard these past few weeks to pull everything together in time.  It would have been a big task at the best of times but with the pitch works going on it made it even harder, almost an impossible task in fact, but you underestimate a Sutton volunteer at your peril !

We all look forward to the new pitch, the facilities and of course a successful season to complement it all.




Latest News   Season Ticket Update
07th July 2015

We'd like to apologise to anyone who bought a season ticket but has not yet received one, but we have caught up with the backlog and everyone who is still waiting should receive theirs in the post before the weekend. If your ticket does not arrive in time for the Bristol Rovers game, please come to the main office before the match. 




Latest News   Pre-season friendly news and prices
07th July 2015

It's now only a week to go before the new 3G surface at Gander Green Lane is officially inaugurated with a game against a Crystal Palace XI, kick off 7.45pm. We will be marking the evening by welcoming guests from Sutton Common Rovers and AFC Wimbledon Ladies, who will both be playing home games at Gander Green Lane in the coming season, as well as JD's Football School, who will be running summer holiday coaching classes for youngsters at the ground during July and August and who have good links with the club's junior section.

Also present will be members of the Sutton United Community Football team, who made such an impression when making their debut against Woking in April, and our girls' Under 11 team, who swept all before them with the treble of the Surrey League, Surrey League Cup and London Capital Cup last season, and who will play an exhibition 5-a-side game at half time.

The club will also take the opportunity to announce its official charity partner for the coming season following successful previous link-ups with Radio Marsden, Sutton MENCAP and St Raphael's Hospice, while it will be a chance as well to see U's lining up in this season's kit, which carries the name of Banstead Downs Golf Club across the front, the two local sporting organisations having teamed up for the current season. 

Sutton season tickets are valid for the game, and pay on the door admission is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and £2 for juniors. 

Before that U's entertain Bristol Rovers, who regained their Football League place at the first time of asking, on Sunday, kick off 1pm, and home friendlies are also arranged against Welling United (Saturday 25 July, 3pm) and Bromley (Saturday 1 August, 3pm). Admission for those games is £8 for adults, £4 for concessions and £1 for juniors, and, again, season tickets are valid, making the £99 season ticket on offer this season even better value.

The first friendly is an away game at Winchester on Saturday and travel details will be on the website later in the week.




Latest News   Youths Get Pre-Season Underway
07th July 2015

Sutton's Youth Team got their pre-season training underway last night and have a host of friendly fixtures to look forward to in the run-up to their Ryman Youth League season commencing week commencing 24th August, the highlight being the visit of Crewe Alexandra on 12th August.

Youth Team Pre-Season Fixtures:

Mon 13th July - Maidenhead United Yth (@ Gander Green Lane, 7.45pm ko)

Wed 22nd July - Horley Town Reserves (@ Warwick School, Redhill, 7.30pm ko)

Mon 27th July - Aldershot Town Yth (@ Gander Green Lane, 6.15pm ko)

Mon 3rd August - Staines Town Yth (@ GOALS, Tolworth, 6.15pm ko)

Wed 12th August - Crewe Alexandra U17s (@ Gander Green Lane, 2.00pm ko)

Wed 19th August - Corinthian Yth (@ Gay Dawn Farm, DA3 8LY, 7.45pm ko)

 

Season ticket holders will get free entry to all home Youth Team friendlies and League matches this year. Entrance for Youth Team friendlies for non-season ticket holders will be £1 for adults, free for kids and concessions.




Latest News   Goalkeeping problem solved
07th July 2015

After Jason Brown's decision to take up a coaching role at Gillingham, manager Paul Doswell's search for a goalkeeping replacement proved happily to be a short one with the news this evening that 25-year-old Ross Worner has agreed to sign a two year deal.

Paul is delighted with the signing. "Following on from Jason Brown's phonecall on Sunday night, we've been very busy looking at who was still available,and Ross's name was the one that shone through. He's been recently released from Wimbledon,  having spent the last few months of the season on loan at Woking. He had a great spell at Aldershot, which led to Wimbledon buying him and he had a fantastic season playing in all 50 games. He has most recently been training at Crawley, who also offered Ross a deal, but his main concern was to play every week as a number one, and we have given him that guarantee. I firmly believe we have just secured one of the best young goalkeepers, and even more importantly he was desperate to come and play for Sutton United.

Ross will train with the side on Thursday, and make his debut against Winchester City on Saturday before a home debut against Bristol Rovers on Sunday"




Latest News   Ground Tidy-Up
06th July 2015

With the first pre-season only a few days away and the pitch works nearing completion, we need as many volunteers as possible to help with weeding the terracing. If you are able to lend a hand, please come down to the club from 6pm on Thursday evening - the more help, the better!




Latest News   U's In Hunt for Goalkeeper
06th July 2015

The U's have been dealt a blow with the news that Jason Brown will not be playing for the club this season.

Paul Doswell was frustrated but understanding. "Jason called me last night and he has been offered a great opportunity to become Gillingham's goalkeeping coach, and it's something where we have to understand his position and allow him to move on with good grace. It's far from ideal from my perspective, as I thought we were all done, but I got onto the situation immediately last night and have made some calls.  We wish Jason all the best in his new role and I'm sure he will be down to support the club in the future."




Latest News   Billy Robinson
05th July 2015

It is with sadness that we learned this week of the passing at the age of 81 of Billy Robinson, a member of the Sutton side that won the Athenian League championship and the London Senior Cup in the 1957-58 season.  Billy originally played for our youth side (or A side as it was then known) in 1952 before joining Banstead Athletic, but he rejoined U's in 1954 and scored 71 goals in 159 appearances as an inside forward. He was capped by England as an amateur international, and also represented the FA, Middlesex Wanderers, London FA and Surrey FA before turning professional with Crystal Palace.

We send our condolences to Billys family. His funeral will be on Monday 13 July at All Saints Church, next to the ponds in Carshalton.




Latest News   Matchday Help Wanted
04th July 2015

2015/16 probably presents us with more change in one summer than we ever had before. In preparation for the new season we would like to ask for volunteers to help with matchday stewarding, both inside the ground and for the car-park, and as turnstile operators.

You don't have to commit to every game and the more people come forward the easier it will be.  If you would like to help, please e-mail davef@suttonunited.net 




Latest News   3G derby to open campaign
03rd July 2015

Sutton's first National League South game on the new 3G surface will be against the Ryman League champions, who also play on a 3G surface. Maidstone United, on Saturday 8 August, kick off 3pm. U's follow this with a Tuesday night trip to Havant, and an away game against relegated Dartford before a home Monday night game against Truro City on 17 August. U's trip to Cornwall is on Easter Saturday, 26 March. The Christmas games will be at home and away to Basingstoke on Boxing Day and 2 January respectively, sandwiching a visit to Wealdstone on Monday 28 December, also a Bank Holiday. The Easter Monday game is at home to Whitehawk, who U's visit on August Bank Holiday Monday, and the season finishes on April 30 with a first trip for 19 years to Oxford City, who have moved from National League North. The full fixture list is now on the site.

U's come in to the Emirates FA Cup at the second qualifying round stage on Saturday 26 September, and the FA Trophy at the third qualifing round stage on Saturday 28 November.




Latest News   FA Youth Cup Draw Announced
03rd July 2015

The early qualifying rounds of the FA Youth Cup have been released and Sutton United's Under-18s will enter the competition in the Preliminary Round this year with a home tie against Worthing United. The match will be played on Monday 7th September, 7.45pm kick-off at Gander Green Lane. The winner of the tie will be at home to Westfield in the First Qualifying Round two weeks later.




Latest News   U's Switch Nights
03rd July 2015

Chairman Bruce Elliott has confirmed that the U's will be switching their midweek home games to Mondays this season.

"I was interested to learn that Carshalton announced the same thing whilst I was on holiday and for similar reasons. When TV started showing Champions' League games on Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays the impact on home gates was quite noticeable. We discussed it with Paul and although he would prefer Wednesdays rather than Mondays for footballing reasons, that would have left us no better off in terms of clashing with the TV. Now that BT will be showing the European games, it seemed like the right time to try. If the move is not a success we can always reconsider it in future."




Latest News   JUST 500 LEFT
01st July 2015

With the big-push still to start in Sutton High Street over the next few days, we are delighted to announce that there are JUST FIVE HUNDRED season-tickets remaining for sale at the extra special discount prices. If you haven't bought yours yet, you can do it NOW on-line, go to www.suttonunited.net/seasontickets 

When they're gone, they're gone !




Latest News   Super Sponsors' Club Draw 2015-16
01st July 2015

The Super Sponsors' draw for 2015-16 took place on Monday evening in the Vice-Presidents' lounge at Gander Green Lane. The four winners are shown below, and we would like to thank all our Super Sponsors for their continued support.

1st (company name on back of first team home kit) - SMITH and BYFORD  

2nd (company name on first team track suits)-  ATW SERVICES  

3rd (table for 10 at a Gentlemen's Evening) - COBRA FINANCIAL SERVICES  

4th (2 match day sponsorships) - MAURICE ANDREWS  




Latest News   Summer holiday football courses at The Lane
01st July 2015

In conjunction with JD's Football School, we are delighted to offer summer holiday football courses for boys and girls aged 4-13 at Gander Green Lane in the coming weeks. The first course runs from Monday 20 July to Friday 24 July, and there are then courses every week up to an including the week beginning Monday 24 August. The courses run from 9am to 3pm each day, and cost £15 per day or £70 for the full week, with a discount for siblings. For further details contact jamie@jdsfootballschool.co.uk or phone 07506 622818




Latest News   U's and NESCOT Academy - summer trials
30th June 2015

Two more trial dates have been announced for the Sutton United/NESCOT academy which is due to start next season. Both trials will be at NESCOT as follows

Tuesday 21 July - 5.30pm to 7.00pm

Tuesday 11 August - 12 noon - 2.00pm.

The inaugural 16-18 Sutton United FC Academy, in association with Ultimate Football Academy, is run by former Sutton striker Marvin Williams, and NESCOT, one of the South East's top colleges, where students will work towards a BTEC in Sport. At Sutton United, the students will have the opportunity to work alongside UEFA licensed coaches, while the club is applying to play in the Football Conference Youth Alliance League.

The scheme will also give further opportunities to local young footballers already playing within the existing thriving Juniors set-up and beyond to continue their development, enabling players to feed into James Bracken's first-class youth set-up with the ultimate goal of first-team football.

For further information and contact details, and to register for one of the trials, click here    




Latest News   3G Cup - The Veterans at Maidstone
27th June 2015

Three teams competed in a round-robin tournamnet organised by the hosts, with teams playing each other twice. Ultimately the hosts won the cup, this is how the day unfolded.

Sutton 1 Harlow 0

An early goal by Eddie Akuamoah decided this opening fixture.

Sutton 0 Maidstone 1

The U’s passing style was in contrast to the home team tactic of long balls launched by their number 6. Sutton had their chances but the Stones nicked it with a close-range effort.

Maidstone 2 Harlow 0

Sutton 2 Harlow 0

By 5 minutes into the game Harlow had “gone”, with two players injured and the heat of the afternoon taking effect they were outrun. The U’s almost camped around the penalty box but wasted opening after opening. Finally grabbing two goals from Steve Fowler, the second from the spot after Mark Watson was tripped. That foul proved to be a double mistake for the defender, not only giving away a penalty but also bringing Watso down on top of him, ending his afternoon. When Watso V.2015 falls on you, you stay fell upon!

Sutton 1 Maidstone 0

U’s went into their final game against a Maidstone side who benefitted from a rest period but this time it was the U’s who triumphed to send the tournament’s destiny into its final game. The U’s again enjoyed significant possession but found the home custodian in splendid form until, with 30 seconds to go, Stevie Fowler kept his composure to grab his third goal of the afternoon.

Maidstone 4 Harlow 0

The battle-scarred visitors hardly made it out of their own half, except for one surreal moment when their crazy goalkeeper regressed to the rush-goalie days of his youth and streaked out of goal and down the left wing past three men. Of course, getting back after he lost the ball was another matter entirely. So, 4-0 to the Stones and the inaugural Veterans’ 3G Cup was won on goal-difference.

vets

(Rear) Mark Watson, Ryan Palmer, Nko Ekoku, Mark Golley, Steve Fowler, Clive Offer, Andy Boxall, Adrian Welch, Nigel Golley, Micky Joyce.
(Front) Lee Hughes, Rob Hughes, Paul “George” Thornton, Tony Boorman, Mark Hynes, Eddie Akuamoah, Phil Dawson.

So, what about the 3G pitch?

Well, it certainly suited the passing style of the U’s vets, lots of two-touch football and give and goes. Talking to a few of the players afterwards they enjoyed it, saying it didn’t feel any different to good grass. There were a few comments though about the ball running slowly and the pitch seeming to make them run slower (of course, this had nothing to do with the combined age of the side being approximately 550!). Oliver Ash, Maidstone’s apostle of 3G, admitted that the ball does run slower on hot days. This can be countered by watering. He also said that the method for laying their pitch is different to the new pitch at The Lane. The depth of rubber crumb on our pitch will be less than they have but instead we will have a shock-pad underneath.  The overall effect is that our surface should be quicker and have a more natural bounce. That isn’t to say Maidstone’s pitch isn’t superb, it’s just that this technology is continually advancing and we benefit by being newer.




Latest News   A Busy Summer Down The Lane
26th June 2015

Dave Farebrother, chairman of the board, reflects on a hectic summer at Gander Green Lane.  

"I have been coming down to Sutton since 1968 and have been on the management committee for 28 years but I can’t recall looking forward to a new season as much as this one.  There is so much going on and it’s all positive, it’s hard to know where to start.  

Of course, the most obvious change is our brand new 3G pitch. This will achieve so much more than giving us a better quality playing surface. It will be usable in almost all weathers, it will enable us to bring our youth team games back to The Lane and also to train on our own pitch. Then there is the additional usage it will allow for our own Junior boys’ and girls’ teams and other local clubs. Sir Thomas Wall wanted the ground to be used for the benefit of the people of Sutton and Cheam and it is hard to imagine that his wish has ever been so fully realised.  

For the first time since our youth team was established we can also look forward to the introduction of not one but two new teams to the senior side of the club. Our new academy venture under the leadership of Marvin Williams and in partnership with NESCOT and UFA is a really exciting venture  but arguably of more immediate impact could be our new development squad. The game has changed so much in recent years and it is envisaged that the development squad approach will bring a greater level of support to the first team and provide a better pathway for young players to progress through the ranks, particularly as Marvin will also be managing the development squad.  

Our third big initiative this summer is the massive discounts that have been applied to season tickets. £99 for an adult season ticket is a reduction of more than 50% on last year’s prices and for existing ticket holders the cost is just £75, that’s under £3.50 per game! Our aim, of course, is to significantly increase the number of spectators who hold season tickets and press on towards our goal of an average home gate in excess of one thousand.  

If we want to see our attendances increase, then a new-look stadium with lower prices and top quality pitch should all play a part but, ultimately, it will be how we fare on the pitch that counts and our manager has not been slow to make some really exciting additions to the playing squad. When he was with us eighteen months ago Jason Brown was, in my opinion, as good as any goalkeeper I have seen play for the club and he played a big part in our long unbeaten run that ultimately saw us finish second in the league. But it is upfront that we hope to see a big difference with the addition of three experienced, top-quality, attack-minded players who all know how to find the back of the net; Ross Stearn, Craig McAllister and Stuart Fleetwood, plus the promotion of young striker Emil Salama, who has netted over fifty times for our reserves and youth team.  

There has been a lot more happening behind the scenes and I’d really like to thank my colleagues on the board and management committee and all of the other volunteers who have put in so much work this summer. 

If you haven’t yet got your season ticket, or if you haven’t been to watch us previously, then I’d really encourage you to make the effort and be part of what we all hope will be one of the most exciting seasons in the club’s history."  

To purchase your season ticket, go to http://www.suttonunited.net/seasontickets  




Latest News   Open Training Sessions
25th June 2015

Paul Doswell is inviting all Sutton United supporters to watch the team train on Tuesdays during the season. 

"We have a real affinity with the supporters and having open training sessions on a Tuesday will enable them to see how hard the players work and what we actually do on the coaching side.  After we return from Jersey, the supporters will be welcome to come and watch from the main stand and we will look forward to seeing them. Training will take place between 10.30 and 12.00 and 13.00 to 14.00."




Latest News   Looking ahead to Jersey
24th June 2015

SUFC director Dave Mathers has just returned from his third visit to Jersey in the last few weeks (it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!), putting the final touches to the arrangements for our trip there next month. “The stadium is looking a picture”, he reports “And the Jersey FA have been excellent. They are looking forward to the match as much as we are and I am sure that our players and management, as well as all of the supporters travelling out to the island, will really enjoy their visit.”

Jersey, like Guernsey and Gibraltar, is a non-EU Tax territory so is VAT and duty free for shoppers!  ‎ Match entry will be £5 for adults and children and students will be free. A souvenir programme for will be on sale for £1.  

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 The stadium on Jersey and its 3G pitch




Latest News   Season Ticket Sales Soaring
23rd June 2015

Chairman of the Board Dave Farebrother is pleased with the way ticket sales are progressing. "We have seen a steady weekly flow since the original rush and with the pre-season friendlies approaching we are expecting a busy July and August. We have just sent out another 25,000 leaflets to the residents of the borough, have a daily advert on-line in the Sutton Guardian and have a monthly back page advert also in the -Guardian. So the club is really driving the promotion.

Adrian Barry has also been organising the troops to get into the High Street and local fairs and fetes and we are hopeful that the people of the borough, and wider afield, will really embrace this amazing offer of just £3 a game to watch Conference South football plus four really competitive friendlies.

We are starting to nudge the landmark 500 figure now but we still have a way to go to hit our ultimate target.  As the saying goes, "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party", so let's all make a huge effort over these next two months to hit that magical 1000 mark.  If you can help, just let me know."

To purchase your season-ticket, go to  http://www.suttonunited.net/seasontickets 




Latest News   U's Welcome Back An Old Friend
23rd June 2015

Having completed his signings for the summer last week, manager Paul Doswell is as surprised as anyone to be announcing one more but is delighted to do be able to do so.

"Simon Downer has rung me this morning to confirm he will be signing for the coming season. We didn't think it would happen due to Simon's work situation, but the job he was hoping for hasn't come to fruition and I think he's secretly pleased that was the case, as he's now back at the club he loves being at. I'm delighted to have him back and Simon adds great competition to the squad which now really is complete!"




Latest News   When Craig Says Jump...
22nd June 2015

Craig Dundas has been appointed as the club's strength and conditioning coach, alongside his playing role. 

Paul Doswell welcomed the appointment  "Craig's main job at the gym where he works is in this area of expertise, so were delighted to get him on board. He's Sutton United through and through and I was very keen to get him more involved. He will have the immediate respect of the players and I'm sure they will benefit from Craig's appointment." 




Latest News   Paul Urges Fans To Buy Their Tickets Now
21st June 2015

Although the Premiership fixtures came out a few days ago it will be another couple of weeks before we receive our National League South fixtures and Paul Doswell admits that he can't wait.

"I'm buzzing.  I'm a big cricket fan and the ODIs against New Zealand have been a breath of fresh air.  It's amazing in sport how the crowd reacts to a positive attitude from the players and the players, in turn, feed off that energy and you get a sort of virtuous circle that can create an unforgettable experience.  It would be fantastic if we can generate that sort of atmosphere at Sutton this season, I'll certainly be sending the team out to attack and play good football.  

The Bristol Rovers game gives us four pre-season friendlies at home, add in the twenty-one league games and that means season-ticket holders could be getting their football for just three pounds per game*.  Three pounds !  You can pay that for a cup coffee up in town.  Of course, to get the best value fans need to buy their season-tickets in time for the first friendly, which is only three weeks away, so if you haven't got yours I'd urge you to get cracking."  

* Season tickets are also valid for the club's youth and academy league games, and of course concessions and young people's tickets are even cheaper.  

To purchase your season-ticket, go to  http://www.suttonunited.net/seasontickets 




Latest News   Final PSF Added
20th June 2015

We have agreed to play Carshalton Athletic at Colston Avenue on Tuesday 28th July at 7.45 for the Sutton Guardian Cup. This is the final PSF in our schedule and will feature mainly squad players who have not had enough game time and players from the academy and u-18s.




Latest News   Squad Completed by Final Signing
20th June 2015

Sutton United are pleased to announce Dan Spence as their final signing of the summer. Paul Doswell was delighted with the signing. 

"Again we had to be very patient with this signing. Dan enjoyed an outstanding season playing in the Conference last year,and was hoping to play at the same level or higher. We watched him many times last year and made him aware of our interest after his release. Dan rightly wanted to see what his options were, but having seen Craig and Stuart sign recently, he's now happy to sign a two-year deal. He shares the vision we all have at the club, and we are really pleased to have signed him."

Dan is equally comfortable playing as a right or left back, and offers great competition to Kevin Amankwah and Callum Hart. One player departing the club is Bedsente Gomis, the supporters player of the year.

"Bedsi rang me Friday to say that, for family reasons, he wanted to remain in France with his wife and young baby and, of course, we totally respect his decision. With Shaun Cooper wanting to play his preferred midfield role, and Glen Southam, Mickey Spillane and Craig Dundas, we still have real competition in the central midfield areas and are happy with the midfield we now have. Billy Medlock is close to signing for another club, so we have now completed the squad to start pre-season."




Latest News   It's Back ! Strikers Are Key 2015/16
19th June 2015

It’s back by popular demand!  Given the exciting news regarding our great summer signings, it is more important than ever that the Strikers Are Key scheme is fully subscribed and we are already well on our way.  Goals win matches and provide all scheme members with the chance to win BIG prizes!

Click HERE for details of the scheme and HERE for a downloadable application form. We still have six balls available for syndicates and/or individuals to buy.

STOP PRESS – this season’s nominated strikers are: Craig McAllister, Dan Fitchett and Stuart Fleetwood.

There are two and a half (!) balls still available - 28, 23 and half of number 19.  If you want to buy a ball, get in touch with us now. 

Join in the fun and play your part in enabling the club to secure the services of these terrific strikers. It is going to be one exciting season!

 

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Latest News   U's announce important new signing
17th June 2015

The club has today completed the signing of Stuart Fleetwood on a 2 year deal, following his release from Forest Green Rovers. 

Paul Doswell was delighted to announce the latest signing. "We have had to be patient on this signing, we've been talking for some time regards the club's ambitions and hopes for the future whilst also sticking to our strict budget. We are delighted that Stuart has agreed a two-year deal, after returning from a family holiday. He is really looking forward to joining the club,and adding much needed competition to the two Craigs and Dan Fitchett in the forwards department. 

Stuart's best position is as a second striker playing off a target man, and I think the fact we share that opinion was a significant factor in him coming. He's had to play out wide in a 4-3-3 system and, whilst happy enough to play there, it's clearly not his preferred position. 

We also had fantastic reports on him from Richard Hill and Ady Pennock, his managers last season, and knowing so many of the current squad will help immensely." 

Paul also confirmed that Billy Medlock has been allowed to talk to other clubs, after receiving a recent driving ban that might make travelling in during the day expensive and logistically difficult. "We will wait and see with Billy, we were always keen on Stuart Fleetwood regardless of this situation but a goalscorer of Billy's calibre will be sought after. He's already talking to three clubs, and we have circulated his details today." 

In other news Paul is delighted with the progress of the new pitch. The contractors have done really well to this point, and the Bristol Rovers game will be the first time the pitch will be used. We were hoping to train at the club on the Tuesday and Thursday before the Rovers game, but that now looks unlikely, so Guildford will be used for the first week back in all probability. 

Callum Hart has started training and is looking strong and Louis John will step up to running in week two of pre-season. We have also invited Emil Salama to join the squad after his great season with the Reserves and he was delighted to accept. 

Finally, we have appointed Marvin Williams as our new development/U21 manager, which this week saw a comprehensive set of fixtures released, which will see them play against the likes of Dartford, Ebbsfleet, Woking, Maidstone,and Basingstoke amongst others. "We are delighted to appoint Marvin in this important role,and it's a great fit with his job as Academy manager. In addition, it helps the first team to play any players that need games, due to injuries, suspension and lack of game time.

Many thanks to Ray Ward for being part of the steering group to see this through,and I believe this will be hugely beneficial to the football club".

Marvin Williams was equally pleased."I can't wait to get started in my new roles and I will be working closely with Paul on both.The eventual aim is to get players into the first team and it has been shown by the club before that they will give you a chance. It's up to these young men to accept the challenge and progress" 




Latest News   FREE ROOM HIRE
16th June 2015

Thinking of having a party or holding a quiz night for up to 70 people? Then look no further as our recently decorated Vice-Presidents Lounge is now FREE to hire from 7pm until 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

Interested?

Then email functions@suttonunited.net




Latest News   Wine Committee gets new chairman
15th June 2015

Keith Dodwell, chairman of the wine committee, has stepped down from his role on the management committee. "Keith did a an excellent job," said Bruce Elliott "and his knowledge of the insurance industry also came in very helpful. We are sorry to see him go and thank him for his contribution."

Mark Kidd, who is currently in charge of the matchball sponsorship scheme, will take over as wine committee chairman. 




Latest News   Rovers added to pre-season list
12th June 2015

Sutton have added another pre-season friendly to the schedule, agreeing a home friendly against Bristol Rovers on Sunday 12 July, kick off 1pm.

Manager Paul Doswell is delighted to welcome Rovers, who regained their Football League status at the first attempt after winning last month's Vanarama promotion final against Grimsby at Wembley, as a prelude to the official pitch opening the following Tuesday against a Crystal Palace XI.

''We are delighted that Rovers have agreed to play us'', he said, ''and after their Wembley triumph and well-deserved promotion we look forward to playing them on our fantastic new surface. It will be our first taste of playing on it and will set us up nicely for the grand opening against Crystal Palace on the Tuesday, which promises to be a special evening. The whole squad will be used at Winchester and against Bristol Rovers over that weekend, and with Palace on Tuesday, training on Thursday and flying to Jersey on the Friday we have a really busy week ahead, but one which we are all looking forward to.''




Latest News   3G Pitch Progress Gallery
08th June 2015

There is now a growing gallery of photographs charting the progression of the installation of our new 3G playing surface. Click here for photos.




Latest News   Vanarama National League name change now in effect
08th June 2015

The official rebranding of the top tier of English non-league football as The National League is now effective. 

The Parent Company, formerly known as The Football Conference Ltd, officially enacted the name change at its Congress weekend on Saturday June 6th 2015 at Celtic Manor, Newport. 

Its three Divisions are henceforth officially entitled the:

Vanarama National League

Vanarama National League North

Vanarama National League South. 

Brian Barwick, Chairman of The National League said: “As the incoming Chairman of the Vanarama National League, I am pleased to welcome the new name in the full knowledge that it will be coupled with existing values and strengths of the competition that have been in existence for over 35 years. It is an exciting time to take over as Chairman and I look forward to the new season. I would also like to pay tribute to the person who I am succeeding; as a fellow Brian, I know it will be a tough act to follow Brian Lee who has enjoyed the respect of the game for many years.”

Competition Title Sponsor Vanarama, who last month announced a sponsorship extension and further financial support, employed sports marketing agency SportQuake to facilitate the name change and logo design. SportQuake specialise in creating world class two-way partnerships between rights owners and brands.

Managing Director of Vanarama Andy Alderson said: “Vanarama is proud to support the highest level of English non-league football. Re-branding as the Vanarama National League will increase the spotlight as the action kicks off again on 8th August. Next season, we’re thrilled to also support the pioneering NLTV Broadcasting Academy which will provide opportunities and equipment to media students.”




Latest News   National League announces new President
08th June 2015

The National League is pleased to announce, following the retirement of Bill King as President of the Football Conference, the Board of the National League has invited Brian Lee to assume the position of President, which he has accepted.

Brian commented on the appointment "It is a privilege and honour to receive the invitation and I relish my continuing association with such an outstanding competition. Together with my wife Shirley-Ann we will look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones over the coming seasons. I wish Brian Barwick, the Board and the Member Clubs a successful transition into a new era, under the brand of "The National League".




Latest News   Director Steps Down
06th June 2015

Following the decision to press on with the 3G pitch, club director Steve Moore has decided the time is right to step down from the board of directors.

Steve,of course is the founder and director of Sportsturf, the club's groundsman contractor, but Steve's decision to retire isn't a protest, in fact Steve has been urging the club to go down this route for several years.

Sportsturf have performed wonders in recent years to transform the pitch and it is always in magnificent condition early season but once the rains come it is hard to maintain and the surface loses its flatness. It still looks good from the sidelines but if you have walked across the pitch you will know how bumpy it gets.

"I'd like to thank Steve for everything he has done for the club over so many years", said board chairman Dave Farebrother.  "Steve tried everything he could to give us the best grass pitch possible and the work Sportsturf put in did pay dividends but we had to take all training and reserve and youth games off the pitch, which isn't sustainable in the longer term.  Steve's was the loudest voice in the boardroom advocating 3G, he was convinced it was the way ahead. We wish him well as he looks forward to retirement and hope that he might find a bit more time to come to just watch."




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