On a tricky surface that could have easily seen the game postponed two positive managers and 22 committed players gave everything for 40 minutes. Having won the toss Sutton gambled on using the pitch slope to their advantage in the first 20 minutes and despite seeing the majority of the ball failed make it pay. A bright start saw the Jags win a corner in the first few seconds which was beautifully delivered by Max Goodier and met by Euan Aston only for the ball to be cleared off the line but it was all Sutton thereafter as the Jags defence worked overtime to keep them in the game. The partnership of Man of the Match Aston and Josh Oakes was further enhanced and with keeper Josh Price in superlative form again Sutton never really looked like scoring despite winning first half possession hands down.
The second half saw the roles completely reversed as the Jags took control of the tie by winning the physical midfield battle. Jack Griffiths was never far away from the action and when he eventually saw off his Sutton counterpart who limped off with 5 minutes to go the game really did open up for the Jags. Several chances came and went in that time when Wyrley really should have pinched the points but this seasons achilles heal, taking chances haunted them yet again!
A share of the points was a fair result despite the late pressure with the whole 11 man squad playing their part. The Jags are nicely poised in their group, tough away trips to Four Oaks Pumas and Boldmere Falcons in the coming weeks, a tie against table toppers Shelfield will see the qualification games complete and should Wyrley manage a minimum of 6 points from those three games a semi final place would be guaranteed and some serious progress rewarded!