Sully Sports FC 2nds return to action with a win
7:30am Thursday 17th January 2013 in Sport
SULLY SPORTS FC 2NDS 6 BOROUGH 1
AFTER an extended Christmas break, Sully welcomed Borough to Swanbridge on a cold and windy Saturday.
The game, the first ever between the two clubs, went ahead despite concerns about the pitch and was entertaining affair despite the gale force wind.
Sully, playing a very attacking formation, started the brighter with a series of chances created.
They would have capitalised but for the forward three of Kyle Lewis, Alex Long and Vincent Karbachi being caught offside behind Borough's high line at least seven times.
The breakthrough came on 36 minutes when captain Callum Jones inexplicably found himself with the ball at his feet deep in Borough's half. Whipping a cross in the ball found its way to Ryan Warden to finish neatly.
Despite all the chances created - and squandered - by the forwards, it was a goal set up and scored by Sully’s centre half and full back.
Sully should have had a second five minutes later when a Ryan Warden corner looked to have been bundled over the line by Michael Sims, with a combination of neck, shoulder and chest - however the Borough defenders cleared the ball whilst Sims was off celebrating, and the goal was not given.
In the second half the Barry side started brightly and Borough's Captain Danny Brown peppered shots at Sully keeper Richard Sims, before a quick counter attack led to Sully’s second.
The ball broke and some neat play saw Kyle Lewis slotting in behind the the Borough defenders to see the ball home.
Borough pulled one back when a scramble outside the box led to a cracking finish from the number 9.
Sully, worried by the number of chances that were being missed, were shaken by the goal but nerves were settled when their third goal was scored by Kyle Lewis. Using his pace to beat the offside trap he finished over the keeper.
With the Christmas period taking its toll on players, Nick Cummings was introduced for Mike Sims for his first game for sully, and Rhys Perkins for a shattered Connor Ogden.
Alex long, after missing a hatful of chances, finally got his name on the score sheet when he was played through by Perkins and nonchalantly passed it round the keeper for 4-1.
The goal was met with groans from the Borough bench and sarcastic applause from Sully’s!
Long nearly scored a second in as many minutes. After beating the keeper his shot was rolling agonisingly close to the bottom corner but was finished by Kyle Lewis, from inches, to complete his second half hattrick.
Sully's final goal was the pick of the bunch. Long beat the offside trap and walked it round the keeper to slip into an empty net, and the ref blew for full time with the score at 6-1.
Man of the match went to Myles Case for his composed performance in midfield. Yellow jersey went to Jamie Lamb.