Sutton United 0 Barnt Green Spartak 1

Saturday 27th April 2013
Barnt Green Spartak must now be odds-on favourite to become Champions of the Athium Midland Combination Division Two following a narrow 1-0 victory over Sutton United. They moved over Sutton into second position in the table and closed the gap with leaders Perrywood to just a point with three games in hand. In a tight contest from start to finish, the winner came just before half-time from a header by Chris Hanson. Sutton had a great chance to equalise during the second half from the penalty spot but Jared McGivern fired over the bar. Sutton’s ground on Hollyfield Road is fully railed off with no spectator covered standing or seats, as well as having an impressive smart clubhouse.

Sutton United 0 Barnt Green Spartak 1
Athium Midland Combination Division Two
At: Hollyfield Road, Sutton Coldfield
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: none; Programme: £1 (8 pages)
Weather: sunny and showers

Sutton United (dark green / black / black): 1. Matt Gough, 2. Tom Narine, 3. Matt Lewis, 4. Sam Simminds, 5. Richard Seager (capt), 6. Phil Taylor, 7. Simeon Townsend, 8. Pete Bromley, 9. Jared McGivern, 10. Lee Hooper, 11. Ben Coleman. Subs: 12. Aaron Long (for Seager, 83), 14. Richard Ledden (for Coleman, 83), 15. Tom Hicks (not used), 16. Adam Watson (not used), 17. Ryan Simmons (for Narine, 66).

Barnt Green Spartak (blue/blue/blue): 1. Colin Matthews, 2. Rio Bakala, 3. Carlos Knight, 4. Chris Hanson, 5. Michael Varley, 6. Craig Vale, 7. Jaziah Campbell (capt), 8. Darren Green, 9. Ashley Thorpe, 10. Django Farrell, 11. Myron Semper. Subs: 12. Warren Sewell (not used), 14. Joe Simms (for Thorpe, 85), 15. Ryan Froggatt (for Campbell, 81), 16. Andre Tulloch (for Green, 30).

Referee: G. Williams.
Assistants: C. Farnworth and A. Jeffrey.

Attendance: 95

Duration: first-half: 46:45; second-half: 49:39

0-1 Chris Hanson (41)

Cards: none