Newark Town 3-0 Sutton Rovers: Blues ride their luck in Central Midlands League victory
For the third successive Saturday the Blues faced opponents from South Yorkshire and emerged on top, although not without a couple of close escapes, reports Richard Lane.
Town got off to a dream start with a goal in the third minute as Marlon Grundy found space on the right and found Tom Moore who fired across Lee Mayberry in the visitors’ goal.
On 26 minutes the Blues doubled their lead as Grundy again found Moore who outpaced the covering defender to score his second.
Player-manager Luke Parsons was first to threaten in the second half. His shot from the edge of a crowded penalty area was deflected for a corner.
Top-scorer Lewis Chambers then saw his effort cleared off the line, but with 20 minutes remaining it was Newark who rode their luck as Sutton contrived to hit the woodwork twice in as many minutes.
First a long ball forward from Adi Parker was lobbed against the post by Connor Moore and, in the next attack, Luke Chambers’ shot again came back from the base of the upright.
With ten minutes remaining Luke Chambers, who had a frustrating afternoon, found the back of the net but was denied by the linesman’s flag.
Sutton threatened again in the final minutes, Josh Gillies’ header shaving the bar, but Town had the last word as Lewis Chambers’ cross found sub Kieran Job who sealed the win.
TOWN: Burrows, Martin, Moore, Clarke, Parsons, Sibilski, Bridge, Lewis, Chambers, Grundy, Boulton.