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Sutton cruise into their title decider; RUGBY.


SUTTON COLDFIELD 34 SYSTON 10 SUTTON 1st XV prepared well for next weekends National League Three Midlands title decider at Ampthill with a reassuring 34-10 bonus point victory over visitors Syston in their postponed fixture at the RSG, Walmley Rd. on Easter Saturday.

As a result of the postponement Sutton suffered selection problems particularly in their potent back division but with colt Ellis Brindley making an excellent first XV debut on the wing and centre/wing Ian Miller having a superb game at fullback plus hooker/ flanker Alan Keylock proving his all round versatility with a fine game in the centre, Sutton scored six tries in a masterful display.

In front of a spirited Easter Saturday crowd Sutton scored a pushover try by No.8 Fraser Tait converted by Alex White to open the scoring after 23 minutes followed by a smart try for blind side flanker James Sutton to give the home side a 12-0 half time lead.

Sutton started the 2nd half with a second pushover try for Fraser Tait, converted by Alex White then scrum half Luke Ward scored a superb solo long range try to give Sutton a 24-0 lead 12 minutes into the final period.

A try by Alex White extended Sutton's lead to 29-0 before spirited Syston scored 2 consolation tries in the closing 10 minutes.

But Sutton had the final word with a fine try for second row Steve McCormack on the stroke of full time.


Action from Sutton's game against Syston at Walmley Road on Easter Sunday.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Apr 3, 2013
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