The RRG Toyota Silsden sponsored Sutton u14 travelled to league leaders Albion Sports in confident mood after the 7 nil victory the previous week. Before the game could get underway we had to spend half an hour picking up glass from several broken bottles in the penalty area. Sutton were under pressure straight from the kick off as Albion were looking to get off to a flying start. Sutton were doing a good containing job on the home side just as they had done in the reverse fixture but unlike the home game Albion took an early lead after a defensive error allowed an Albion midfielder time in the box and he picked out his striker on the six yard box who had a simple tap in to make it 1 nil after only 7 minutes. It was soon 2 nil but this goal came in controversial fashion after a through ball found the Albion striker who was at least 5 metres offside only for the ref to waive play on and the striker slotted the ball into the back of Sutton's goal. It wasn't all one way traffic though as last weeks goalie Nathen Keenan burst on to the end of a good pass but unfortunately his strike went just wide. Albion then made it 3 nil after 27 minutes and that is how it stayed until half time. There wasn't much between the 2 sides with the main difference being the Albion striker and the fact that Sutton were guilty of giving the home side too much respect. Unfortunately the 2nd half didn’t get any better for Sutton as Albion bossed the possession and just like in the 1st half Sutton weren’t doing enough off the ball. The home side went on to score 4 further goals with the 1st one coming 1 minute after the restart and the other 3 coming on 48, 52 and 56 minutes. The goal on 17 minutes was the pick of them as the striker lobbed Leon from about 30 metres out. Sutton then suffered a major blow as defender Reece Bithell was caught by an Albion player as he chased back and Reece landed awkwardly on his arm and had to come off as the injury looked a serious one. A trip to A&E and the Xrays show that Reece has unfortunately broken his wrist. There were several tasty challenges in the 2nd period which warranted a card or 3 but the ref had clearly left them on his kitchen top at home! Sutton finished the game on top which is credit to them as it would have been too easy to let there heads drop a d accept the inevitable. Sutton got there reward with 5 minutes remaining as Jacob Stephens received the ball on the right wing, Jacob then turned and found Nathen Keenan in centre midfield. Nathen then used his blistering pace to beat several home defenders. He made his way into the penalty area where he cut in side and beat a couple more players before picking out Matty Holmes who finished superbly giving the home keeper no chance to notch his 1st goal since returning to Sutton Juniors It may have been 7 v 1 and game over but Sutton had deserved that goal by sticking in the game and not losing their cool. The visitors were awarded a free kick after a bad foul on Chloe Hodge had sent her tumbling to the turf holding her foot. Leon decided to leave his goal mouth and come up for the free kick but unfortunately Albion intercepted the cross and charged up field. With no chance of Leon getting back in goal both Charlie Crook and Thomas Harrison got themselves back on their goal line and the Albion midfielder could only find the side netting. That was it the final whistle blew and Sutton fell to a disappointing 7 v 1 defeat. That scoreline did flatter the home side a little but Sutton must now pick themselves up as it’s another tough away game next week at Menston. The RRG Toyota Silsden man of the match went to Nathen Keenan as the former goalie looked extremely dangerous in his 1st game in the outfield and he also got himself an assist for the Sutton goal.