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Sutton United 1 Fulham XI 3 - report, photos and video

9 July 2016

Making nine changes at half time, Sutton conceded three second half goals this afternoon after an encouraging first half performance highlighted by a spectacular 25th minute goal from summer signing Bradley Hudson-Odoi. U's enjoyed the better of the first half and took advantage of Fulham's desire to play the ball out of their penalty area, often gaining possession within thirty yards of goal, but Fulham keeper Taye Ashby-Hammond tipped over efforts from Bedsente Gomis and Dean Beckwith, while Ross Stearn twice shot wildly over when well placed. The goal that did come, though, was worth waiting for as Ashby-Hammond punched away a corner from the left and Hudson-Odoi's volley on the run from the edge of the penalty area flew back past him in to the net. From the starting line-up only Stearn and goalkeeper Denzel Gerrar re-appeared after half time as several triallists were among the new faces, and one of them, Silvano Obeng, almost made an immediate impact with a turn and powerful shot from twenty yards that crashed down off the underside of the bar. Nine minutes in to the second half, though, Gerrar came out to challenge Jon D'Agur Thorsteinsson to a bouncing ball inside the penalty area and made contact with the player rather than the ball, and Thorsteinsson picked himself up to equalise from the penalty spot. Unsurprisingly given the number of changes Sutton failed to regain the fluency of the first half, and with fifteen minutes left Elijah Adebayo ran on to a through pass and slotted the ball past Gerrar. Fulham put the game beyond reach two minutes from time when Cassian Thomas forced the ball in after Gerrar had failed to gather Adebayo's low cross. Click here for Paul Doswell's views as told to SUFC TV. Sutton: Denzel Gerrar, Dan Spence, Dan Wishart, Dean Beckwith, Shaun Cooper, Jamie Collins, Bradley Hudson-Odoi, Bedsente Gomis, Craig Eastmond, Dan Fitchett, Ross Stearn. Substitutes (all used at half time): Kevin Amankwaah, Louis John, Craig Dundas, Craig McAllister, Oman Patrick, Silvano Obeng, Tommy Wright, Fabrice Blewordah, Simon Downer. Hudson-Odoi replaced Stearn on 70 minutes.

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