Sutton come up trumps with away win at Buxton!
A strong performance sees Sutton gain 3 points to continue a strong end to the season
Sutton travelled for the last time in the Premier Division of the Evostik League to take on Buxton - one of the few teams they had beaten when they met earlier in the season at Coles Lane. They did so on the back of a very good home win against Hednesford and we're hoping to see out what has been a difficult season on the playing field on a high.
The opening exchanges were evenly matched but the first real chance fell to Buxton when a free kick just outside the box was fired in by top scorer Liam Hardy but a great diving save from Jono Brown turned the effort around the post.
The half continued as an evenly matched affair with Buxton having the better of the chances but Sutton defending well.
Neil Tooth made two changes at half time bringing in Matt Coton in goal to replace Brown who had received a knock in the first half he also took off Lee Smith for the same reason and replaced him with Max McNulty.
A good shot inside the box was excellently saved by Coton.
Sutton took a surprised lead in the 67th minute when a restart from an injury found Karl Hawley and he volleyed home from outside of the box into the top corner of the goal.
In the 83rd minute Buxton had the ball in the net but the referee disallowed the attempt for offside.
Buxton turned on the pressure and threw everything at Sutton but the defence dug in and resisted everything thrown at them.
Two wins on the trot coming rather too late but a very satisfying afternoon.