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2008/09 MATCH REPORTS

2008/09 Reports:
Uís v Margate (13/01/09)

Final score: 2-0

Sutton's 2009 fixtures finally kicked off, after three consecutive postponements. The game was largely very forgettable with both teams wasting chances in front of goal. Matt Hann having the best of the early Sutton efforts. It all fell into place for the U's as the game was entering it's last few minutes. A charging Craig Dundas was hauled down outside the box and from the resulting free-kick Dean Palmer found himself in enough space to allow him to head home. To put the icing on the, undeserved, cake Gavin McCallum capitalised on a mix up between a Margate defender and the 'keeper to roll the ball into the unguarded net.

Team: P Nicholls, S Jackson, C Dundas, S McKimm, K El-Salahi, C Collins (G Heeroo), D Palmer, D Hughes, C Eribenne (B Dunn), S West, M Hann (G McCallum). Subs (not used): A Wilde, T Hughes.

Goals: Palmer (89), McCallum (90).

Margate: P Mullin, R Peters (M Takaloo), J Gregory, L Harwood, D Young, R Corbishley, J Ohakam, W Wilson, N Bailey (A Quain), J Healy, K Morris. Subs (not used): S Cliff, L Wheatley, M Beresford.

Goals: -


This early effort from Craig Dundas failed to trouble the 'keeper


Matt Hann forces a good save from Mullin


Chukki Eribenne fires well wide


After this lunging attempt, Karim El-Salahi ends up
getting on the wrong end of the 'keeper's studs


Gavin McCallum hits a free-kick


Dean Palmer jumps, unmarked, to head home


Palmer celebrates his goal with one of the ball boys


Billy Dunn congratulates McCallum on his goal

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Uís v Horsham (17/01/09)

Final score: 2-1

The U's took the lead in the first of two back to back games with the Hornets through debutant Jon Munday. Munday heading in Gavin McCallum's right wing corner. Sutton's opener came unexpectedly and was certainly against the general run of play. However, Horsham came in at the break all square after they too headed home from a corner. After the break Billy Dunn was brought on for Steve West and immediately started to cause Horsham trouble with his pace. The U's regained the league when McCallum once again turned provider, sending in an inch perfect cross for Billy Dunn to superbly volley. Dunn's shot flew into the top right hand corner of the goal and cannoned back out off of the stanchion. Sutton had a couple of chances to pull away, but couldn't finish them and at the other end the woodwork denied Horsham an equaliser. The game also saw Billy Dunn stretchered off after being caught by an overstretching defender, fortunately the young striker only suffered a gash on his leg and nothing worse.

Team: P Nicholls, S Jackson, J Munday, C Collins, A Bray, C Dundas, D Hughes, S McKimm (M Hann), D Palmer, S West (B Dunn)(C Eribenne), G McCallum. Subs (not used): A Wilde, G Heeroo.

Goals: Munday (16), Dunn (63)

Horsham: R Tolfrey, L Carey, R Eldridge, T Acheampong, S Page, L Carney, J Mingle (W Peauroux), D Budd, E Archibald, M Knee (C Seanla), A Haddow. Subs (not used): Y Salaam, I Payne, T Nwachukwu.

Goals: Page (36)


Jon Munday rises at the back post to head home


Munday celebrates his debut goal


Steve West tries not to lose his shirt while contesting a header


David Hughes holds off his marker


The 'keeper narrowly beats Munday to another aerial ball


Billy Dunn is congratulated on his goal by Hughes


Craig Dundas slides a shot just wide of the far post


Concerned team mates look on as Dunn is taken off on a stretcher

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Uís v Canvey Island (24/01/09)

Final score: 0-0

Not for the first time this season the U's didn't exactly play their best football, but on this occasion the last minute goal was controversially ruled offside. The first half saw few chances fall Sutton's way, with a volleyed effort from Billy Dunn and a shot from outside of the box by David Hughes posing the most risk. The second half again saw Canvey edging the possession, but Paul Nicholls was more than a match for the Seagull's strikers. At the other end Nicholls's opposing counterpart was also stopping all the U's had to offer, pulling off a great full stretch save when Gavin McCallum had most of the goal at his mercy and he was also in the right spot to catch Dean Palmer's re-directed header. The U's did eventually break the seal over the goal when Matt Hann's low driven cross was met on the run by David Hughes four yards out and fired in to the net. But there was to be no last minute snatch and grab raid of all three points and the U's were denied their 6th consecutive victory.

Team: P Nicholls, G Heeroo, J Munday, C Collins, J Erskine, C Dundas (S West), B Bingham (S McKimm), D Hughes, D Palmer, B Dunn (M Hann), G McCallum. Subs (not used): C Eribenne.

Goals: -

Canvey: M Capleton, T Mustafa, C Davidson, B Patten, C Moore, R Halle, L Gordon, K Dobinson, J Curran, L Antoine, G Fanibuyan. Subs (not used): S Ainsley, I Luck, A West, R Oliva, R Wiseman.

Goals: -


Loan signing Jacob Erskine is brought down


The Canvey 'keeper collides with loanee Billy Bingham


Billy Dunn fires a volley wide of the goal


Craig Dundas's run down the right wing is stopped


Paul Nicholls saves a deflected free-kick


Dean Palmer heads at goal


Matt Hann fires in a cross...


... David Hughes slots home, only to see it disallowed

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Uís v Horsham (27/01/09)

Final score: 1-1 FT, 2-3 AET

The U's bowed out of the league cup with an extra time loss to the Hornets. Horsham took the lead two minutes into the second half, but the Yellows were soon level after Simon Jackson was brought down very late inside in the box. Billy Dunn stepped up and duly put the ball the pass the 'keeper. The score remained at one a piece and so an extra thirty minuters were played. Horsham re-took the lead and then were pinned back again by another Billy Dunn penalty after he had been brought down by the 'keeper. However, Horsham then got a spot kick of their own and no further amount of pressure could drag the U's back in to the game.

Team: P Nicholls, G Heeroo, S Jackson, B Graham, J Munday, T Hughes, M Hann (B Dunn), B Bingham, C Eribenne (S West), D Palmer (C Dundas), G McCallum. Subs (not used): O Lubwama, J McLoughlin.

Goals: Dunn (53 pen, 97 pen)

Horsham: R Tolfrey, Y Salaam (T Nwachuku), M Knee, R Eldridge, S Page, W Peauroux, J Mingle, A Haddow (L Carey), C Seanla, S Davis, G Charman. Subs (not used): I Payne, M Hawthorne, R Frankland.

Goals: Seanla (47, 93, 100 pen)


The Horsham 'keeper denies Matt Hann


Gavin McCallum sees his shot deflect off a
defender and then go on to hit the post


Billy Dunn draws the game level from the spot


Bentley Graham congratulates Dunn on his goal


In extra time, Dunn converts another penalty


Steve West celebrates with Dunn after he made it 2-2


Horsham retake the lead with a penalty of their own


A late Jon Munday effort forces a great save from the 'keeper

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Uís v Billericay Town(31/01/09)

Final score: 0-1

It had to end eventually and today saw the end of the U's unbeaten home record. 'Ricay took the lead after Paul Nicholls couldn't quite keep both hands on a cross, which then saw the ball clipped back towards the centre of the box for a header into an unguarded net. The U's had a few of their own chances but the 'Ricay 'keeper was equal to Steve West's ferocious free-kicks and Gavin McCallum's headed effort. In the last five minutes Sutton had a good shout for a penalty turned down when it appeared that Craig Dundas was tripped. Minutes later Dundas managed to beat the 'keeper with a low drive but the woodwork stepped in to keep the ball out.

Team: P Nicholls, S Jackson (B Graham), C Collins, T Bond, J Munday, S McKimm (M Hann), D Palmer, D Hughes, C Dundas, S West (B Dunn), G McCallum

Goals: -

Billericay: T Tucker, W Semanshia, A Dumas, L Duncan, T Cole, J Dormer, S Ferguson (L Hunter), S Heffer (J Flack), B Bricknell, B Woods-Garness, D Wareham. Subs (not used): N Marron, J West, R Worster.

Goals: Duncan (30)


Steve McKimm rolls the ball for Steve West to strike...


... The 'keeper looks on as the ball is parried around the post


Jon Munday rises to head narrowly wide


Gavin McCallum heads at goal...


... Only for the 'keeper to tip it around the upright


McCallum is caught from behind


David Hughes sends in a free-kick


Is Craig Dundas tripped in the box?

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