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09 April 2024 Venue VBS Community Stadium. £5 adults, £2 concessions. Under 12s free if accompanied by adult Attendance

Kick off 19:30 (UK)

Sutton United
3 - 2
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Sutton v Corinthian Casuals preview

9 April 2024

Sutton return to Surrey Senior Cup action this evening with a home quarter final against Corinthian Casuals, and whereas in the previous two rounds the Sutton side has comprised almost entirely academy players, a number of the first team squad that haven't featured in the starting line-ups in League Two games are likely to play a part tonight as Steve Morison is keen for all the squad to have match fitness going in to the crucial last fortnight of the EFL season. Kick off is 7.30pm and there are no reported problems with the pitch.

Sutton have reached this stage with victories away to Epsom & Ewell (2-1) and Horley Town (3-1), while Casuals came through on penalties in the second round against Lingfield after a 1-1 draw, and although their time in this season's competition then appeared to have come to an end with a 2-0 home defeat by Woking, they were reinstated and put through to the quarter finals after Woking were found to have fielded an ineligible player.

Corinthian Casuals are currently at the foot of the Isthmian South Central Division, just a point behind Binfield but then with a further ten point gap to Chipstead, and Saturday's 2-1 home success against Northwood was their first league win since 18 November. U's will need to keep a watch on striker Aderi Arthur-Dede, who has scored in each of Casuals' last five games.

This is the first meeting between the sides since January 2016, when U's won 3-1 at Tolworth in a third round Surrey Senor Cup tie with goals from Tommy Wright, Reyon Dillon and Aidan Brown, the last two registering their only senior goals for the club.

Should the scores be level after ninety minutes this evening the game will go straight to penalties with the winners facing a home semi final against Farnham Town or AFC Croydon Athletic, who play this Thursday.

Admission this evening is just £5 for adults and £2 for concessions, all pay on the night. Under 12s are admitted free if accompanied by a paying adult or concession. Season tickets are not valid, and admission will be via turnstiles 1 and 2 at the Gander Green Lane end of the ground, card and cash payment accepted.

Tickets will be on sale tonight before the game in Ambers' Bar for Saturday's game at Harrogate, where it is not guaranteed that tickets will be available on the day and if they are they will need to be bought on line. Full details are here. Tickets wll also be on sale for the home game against Crawley and the last game of the season at MK Dons, as well as season tickets ahead of the closure of the early bird window on Friday.

Sutton supporters will no doubt also be keeping a watch on an important night of action at teh bottom of the League Two table, with Colchester at home to Stockport, Grimsby away to Harrogate, Sutton's opponents on Saturday, and Forest Green away to Mansfield. 

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Match Reports

Match report for Sutton United 3 Corinthian-Casuals 2

9 April 2024

Sutton United 3 (D Moore 14, 29, 40) Corinthian-Casuals 2(Eccleston 19 og, Reynolds 65)

A first half hat trick from Deon Moore saw a Sutton side that was a mixture of youth and experience through to the semi finals of the Surrey Senior Cup, although ultimately a lot less comfortably than looked to be the case when Moore completed his treble to put U's 3-1 up at half time. At that stage Sutton looked to have booked a place in the last four, but the second half performance failed to match that of the first 45 minutes, Corinthian-Casuals took advantage of a lack of concentration in defence to make it 3-2 midway through the second period, and but for goalkeeper Matt Kerbey getting a touch on a header from Melford Simpson the tie may even have required penaties to resolve it.

There was little hint of it being as close as that in the early stages, and inside five minutes Omari Patrick, one of several players from the first team squad included to build match fitness, cut in from the left and let fly from all of 35 yards with a thunderous shot that crashed back off the post. Patrick sent another shot just wide of the far post from a similar situation, and Deon Moore saw a shot scrambled off the line, and there was a degree of inevitability when Patrick and Stephen Duke-McKenna worked a short corner on the left, and Patrick's cross was headed in by Moore.

At that stage the Casuals defence, particularly the two full backs up against Moore and Patrick, seemed set for a torrid evening but from nowhere the Isthmian League South Central side were level five minutes later when Tobi Ogundega, playing his first competitive match for U's, played a pass out of defence that was intercepted by Shyam Taank, and when the ball was lifted back in to the Sutton penalty area a misunderstanding between Junior Eccleston and Kerbey saw the academy defender's header beat the onrushing goalkeeper and end up in the net.

The equaliser briefly stalled Sutton's momentum, but just before the half hour Patrick and Moore combined again to leave the visitors seeing stars, Patrick coming in from the left before sweeping a pass out to the right, where Moore cut in along the edge of the penalty area and struck a low left foot shot between LeBlond and his near post. Casuals might have equalised again almost immediately when Kerbey's low save from Tyrell Butler pushed the ball out to Arthur Dede-Aderi, but Eccleston showed no hangover from his earlier error with a brilliant challenge inside the six yard box to prevent Dede-Aderi scoring for the sixth game in a row. As it was, U's had soon doubled the lead, this time a superb first time pass on the turn by Duke-McKenna sending Moore clear on the right again, and the result was almost identical to the second goal except this time Moore checked back on to his right foot before shooting beyond LeBlond to complete a 'perfect' treble and become the first player since Billy Medlock in December 2014 to score his first senior competitive goals for the club as a hat trick.

With Moore and Patrick finding less space in the second half Sutton's goal threat was reduced, although the game for spells still seemed to be drifting towards a comfortable home victory, but midway through the second half U's were caught napping by a free kick from Oscar Walton played low down the right to Quade Taylor when most were expecting the ball to be lofted in to the penalty area. Taylor's low cross was turned in by another substitute, Jaedon Reynolds, who had only been on the pitch three minutes, and suddenly U's path to the semi finals looked less certain. Had Simpson converted a fine cross from Shea Cascoe-Rogers soon afterwards it would have been level again, but the ball flicked wide off the challenging Kerbey and, even without troubling LeBlond in the later stages, Sutton were able to see the game out and earn a semi final against either Farnham Town, who have swept all before them this season in the Combined Counties League Premier Division South, or AFC Croydon Athletic, play-off contenders in the same competition.

Sutton: M Kerbey, J Williams(sub L Moore 89), A Reeves, J Eccleston, T Ogundega, O Khinda, S Duke-McKenna, V Tume, D Moore, C Clay, O Patrick. Subs n/u L Jones, D Urpens, J Trickett, K Edwards.

C Casuals: A LeBlond, A Butler(sub M Liba-Ghallou 62), O Walton, S Taank, S Sankanu, M Sansom(sub Q Taylor 54), O Aina, S Cascoe-Rogers, M Simpson, A Dede-Adari(sub J Reynolds 62), T Butler. Subs n/u E Dito, J Kaate

Referee: Patrick Jolliffe

Attendance: 235

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