Joe Cummuskey and Liam Eagle. Photo: Andrew Batt.

Sumas soar as Eagle sets Wokingham & Emmbrook off to another win

Five wins from five for Dan Bateman's high-flying Sumas
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Joe Cummuskey and Liam Eagle. Photo: Andrew Batt.

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Wokingham & Emmbrook’s visitors from Oxford on Tuesday night were Kidlington Reserves.

The game started quite tentatively and a free kick to Sumas went direct to Max Dunmall in the Kidlington goal. Sumas went through phases of accurate passing throughout the game.

Jake White and Luke Scope both battled away without either scoring. Kidlington missed a chance and which was headed away by a Sumas defender.

Sumas pressurised and pushed up again but the ball went back into midfield until the off side flag. Scope and White combined and the shot was palmed over the top by the keeper.

A series of free kicks culminated in the yellow card for Ethan Merry. Jake White curled one over the crossbar then another White free-kick sailed harmlessly over the bar. Before half-time, Harry Sturgess was shown the yellow card.

Two free-kicks started off Sumas efforts in the second half during which Kidlington were reduced to 10 men after a second yellow card was produced to Merry.

Will Day is congratulated on scoring for Wokingham & Emmbrook. Photo: Andrew Batt.

Breaking out of defence, the Sumas reached the opposition box zone and Liam Eagle rose to crash the ball into the net with a perfectly timed header. After the restart from the centre spot, Sumas did just about everything but score from each approach which was headed away or cleared without any addition to the fragile single goal lead.

After 64 minutes, Will Day cracked in a low shot to double the total.

It was not always obvious that Kidlington were only 10 men since Tariq Yousef was playing like two men at times but time ran out and Sumas claimed two goals, three points and are top of the table. Next game is the 3rd October at home to Long Crendon.

Wokingham & Emmbrook: Woodward, O’Connell, Day, Guest, L.Eagle (c), Cummuskey, Mullan, Byrne, Scope, White, N. Bateman. Subs from: Clark, Badshah, Carter, C.Eagle.

All the scores and scorers in our full Tuesday night round up are here. The latest Hellenic League Division One East table is here.

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