Non-League Round-Up: Sutton slip to defeat at Conference South title rivals Ebbsfleet

Sutton United failed to make it three wins on the spin as fellow title rivals Ebbsfleet United ran away with a comprehensive 3-0 victory.

A win would have lifted Sutton into the Vanarama Conference South play-off zone but first half goals from Anthony Cook and Billy Bricknell left Sutton facing an uphill struggle, before Bricknell bagged his second seven minutes after the break to compound the Us’ misery.

Metropolitan Police romped to a 4-1 win in the Ryman Premier against Bury Town as goals from Charlie Collins, Ricardo Joseph and a double for Michael Charles overturned Bury’s early lead.

The new Hampton & Richmond Borough boss Alan Dowson enjoyed his first victory in charge as Charlie Moone scored in the 70th minute to secure a 2-1 win over East Thurrock United.

Walton & Hersham still remain firmly in mid-table of the Ryman South despite a 1-0 triumph over Three Bridges gave them back-to-back wins and clean sheets.

It was a feisty affair as both sides finished the match with 10 men apiece as Bridges’ skipper Lee Carney joined the Swan’s Andrew Mensah in dismissal.

Walton Casuals finally got their season up and running with a first league victory coming 1-0 away at Redhill courtesy of a 30th minute goal by Gabby Odunaike.

Colliers Wood played out their first draw of the season in the Combined Counties League against the relegation struggling Badshot Lea as they saw Eligjah Ogunseye’s opener cancelled out after the half time break.

Raynes Park Vale continued dropping points sloppily as they drew 1-1 at home against Farnham Town, once more having to battle from a goal down as they continued their profligacy in front of goal.

Meanwhile, Kingstonian’s Ryman Premier home tie against Witham Town was postponed to a later date due to a waterlogged pitch.

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