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Match report for Dulwich Hamlet 0 Sutton United 2

12 July 2022

Dulwich Hamlet 0 Sutton United 2(Smith 7, triallist 15)

Sutton completed the away leg of the pre-season programme with a 100% record after two goals in the first fifteen minutes were enough to beat Dulwich at a sultry Champion Hill.

The first hour saw U's play largely the line-up that played the last half hour at Havant, with a triallist goalkeeper and a triallist up front, with Jack Rose and Omar Bugiel among those not risked because of minor injuries, and both took a chance to impress in the first half. The striker set up the first goal, breaking down the left before pulling the ball back for Kwame Thomas, who set up Ali Smith for a firm left foot finish after a touch to get the ball from under his feet, and nine minutes later he had scored the second, a confident low finish after being put throughby Will Randall,albeit with a hint of offside.

The keeper then made a good save to turn aside a shot from Nana Owusu as Dulwich looked for a way back, but Sutton reached the interval two up, Smith just failing to turn in a good low cross from Josh Neufville, while at the other end George Porter, one of a number of former Bromley players on view, had the ball in the net from Owusu's flick but was ruled offside.

Dulwich changed their entire line-up at half time and U's triallist goalkeeper was called in to action again to tip a header over the bar before making way for Brad House as U's made their wholesale changes on the hour, although a slight groin injury for Donovan Wilson in the warm-up gave the attacking triallist an extra fifteen minutes before he was replaced by Craig Dundas. House's first touch was to save a free kick, and Ronnie Vint powered a header just over from a corner, but otherwise U's were rarely threatened, and Kylian Kouassi just missed out on a left wing cross at the near post while Luke Gambin had a shot saved.

Sutton: Triallist(sub B House 60), J Kizzi (sub R Charles-Cook 60), S Hart(sub R Milsom 60), C Rowe(sub L John 60), M Ridley(sub triallist 60), A Smith(sub C Eastmond 60), J Neufville(sub L Gambin 60), J Barden(sub H Beautyman 60), triallist(sub C Dundas 75), K Thomas(sub K Kouassi 60),W Randall(sub E Boldewijn 60)

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