Sutton's women's team picked up a first win of the season in the London & South East Regional League as three goals inside the last half hour earned victory against Crawley AFC at Horley Town.
Sutton hit the woodwork on several occasions in a first half marred by a serious looking knee injury to Chloe Fowler, who was stretchered off, and in the long period of stoppage time following the injury substitute Chloe Francis missed a penalty after Alice Bowles, who had also come on as a replacement for Kirsty Barton, had been fouled. When U's again hit the woodwork in the second half it seemed to be a frustrating afternoon, but just after the hour Kaydence Kabadaki finally broke through with a fine shot from the edge of the penalty area. U's went on to close out a relatively comfortable victory as Fern Colepio's long range effort looped over the home goalkeeper for the second, and Darcy Wells converted Kabadaki's cross to make the final score 3-0.
Sutton: M Humphries, S Modak, K McIntyre, F Colepio, M South, C Savage, E Spear, J Backhurst, C Fowler, K McKenzie, K Barton. Subs A Bowles, C Francis, D Wells, K Kabadaki.
The reserves began their season with a 1-0 home defeat against Beecholme Belles, and the development side went down 2-1 away to Old Tiffinians.
Next week the first team are away to Aylesford, while the reserves travel to face Woking Development and the development side host Hersham at the David Weir Centre. Full fixture details are on the relevant team page.
The next home game for the women is against Ashford United on Sunday 17 September, kick off 2pm. A reminder that supporters can get a season ticket to cover ten home league games this season for just £20. They are available to purchase here