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AFC Hayes
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D Cooper-Smith (41')
Sat 28 Oct 15:00 - The Cherry Red Records Combined Counties Football League 1 - Premier Division Attendance 36

Cooper-Smith picks up a point

The first team made it ten games unbeaten when a goal from Daryl Cooper-Smith helped them to pick up a point away at struggling AFC Hayes.

In truth though it was a game the side could and should have won comfortably, and they were left to rue their wastefulness in front of goal.

Darren Salmon made three changes to the side that had seen off Godalming Town in the previous game, with skipper Aaron Bogle missing out through illness and replaced by Owen Davies, Matt Farrell was suspended and replaced by Dan Jones who came in for a first start, and Rory Lewis was in for the late arriving Matt Auletta.

The lads started brightly, and put AFC Hayes under some early pressure, but were unable to trouble Cameron Kennedy in the home sides goal, and the game settled down, with us holding the upper hand but unable to create any clear cut chances.

We should have taken the lead on 35 minutes when a great run and low cross by Cooper-Smith was well defended by Mateuz Kazcmarek and the chance went begging. We continued to push, and finally made the breakthrough on 41 minutes. A spell of pinball in the AFC Hayes area eventually saw the ball drop to Cooper-Smith who crashed the ball beyond Kennedy for 1-0.

Darren Salmon made a change at the break introducing Matt Fairbrother for a debut, in place of Jones. The half was more even with us needing to be on our toes to prevent Mourao Jaraz and Dean McDonnell for AFC Hayes from opening the scoring, and both Craig Hastings and the fit-ish, again Owen Davies performing well.

Just after the hour and we should have increased our lead, a tremendous ball from the right by Lewis was met by Danny Fernandez a couple of yards from goal, but somehow he put his header over the crossbar. It was a miss we were to regret as with just under twenty minutes remaining Hayes were level.

A hopeful ball into the area looked to be comfortable for either Hastings or Michael Eacott, but they impeded each other and the ball was guided home by McDonnell to bring AFC Hayes level.

Salmon rung the changes and introduced Andrew White and Liam Holden for Fernandez and Lewis, but despite our best efforts, and AFC Hayes being reduced to ten men when McDonnell picked up a second yellow card, we were unable to find a winner, and had to settle for a point.

** with thanks to Scott Wallage for his tweets, which have enabled me to create a report despite not being at the game.

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Craig Hastings

Player of the Match

Craig Hastings

Key moments

Goal Daryl Cooper-Smith scores for Sutton Common Rovers


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91:00 Player of the Match
Craig Hastings is awarded player of the match for Sutton Common Rovers
82:00 Sub On
Liam Holden is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
82:00 Sub Off
Rory Lewis is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
70:00 Sub On
Andrew White is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
70:00 Sub Off
Danny Fernandez is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
46:00 Sub On
Matt Fairbrother is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
46:00 Sub Off
Dan Jones is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
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41:00 Goal 0 - 1
Daryl Cooper-Smith scores for Sutton Common Rovers
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As it happened

  • AFC Hayes
  • Sutton Common Rovers
  • 0
  • Daryl Cooper-Smith Goal 41:00'
  • Matt Fairbrother Sub On 46:00'
  • Dan Jones Sub Off 46:00'
  • Andrew White Sub On 70:00'
  • Danny Fernandez Sub Off 70:00'
  • Liam Holden Sub On 82:00'
  • Rory Lewis Sub Off 82:00'

Team selection

Eacott, Michael Eacott, Michael
Addo-Dankwa, Jeffrey Addo-Dankwa, Jeffrey
Hastings, Craig Hastings, Craig
Rodney, Marlon Rodney, Marlon
Davies, Owen Davies, Owen
Tanton, Matt Tanton, Matt
Lewis, Rory Lewis, Rory
Rixon, Asa Rixon, Asa
Fernandez, Danny Fernandez, Danny
Cooper-Smith, Daryl Cooper-Smith, Daryl
Jones, Dan Jones, Dan

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Westfield 42 106
2. Bedfont Sports 42 93
3. Sutton Common Rovers 42 87
4. Walton & Hersham 42 84
5. Balham 42 75
6. Redhill 42 65
7. Camberley Town 42 65

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