The Royals 10
Coleshill Town 0
Royals boss Chris Keogh celebrated Suttons biggest win in over 20 years in what he hailed as a five-star performance by his side who were utterly dominant in their thrashing of Coleshill Town in their defence of the Birmingham Seniors Cup.
It was just one of those nights when everything clicks, glowed Keogh, after a game in which the hat-trick hero, Craig Marshall, was joined on the ever-lengthening scoresheet by James Reid (2), Dean Rathbone, Matt Dodd, Ben Everton-Richards, Todd Perry and Joel Fuller, as Coleshill were blitzed.
The work rate of the whole team has been good and with the players we have we know we have always got goals in us. They know whats expected off them because I keep letting them know - and I dont mind if they call me boring Im going to keep doing it!
Apart from a quiet spell at the start of the second half Sutton tore through Coleshill with incisive passing moves that included some great interplay from Rathbone and Everton-Richards. By half time the result was never in doubt with the score at 6-0 before a late show of four goals after the hour mark added a gloss and some glamour, not to mention an extra digit, to the scoreline.
Town have a 100 per cent record at Coles Lane this season after seeing off Belper Town 2-0 last Saturday when Craig Marshall was again on target with a decisive second half brace to keep Sutton 3rd in the table with a game in hand that could take them top of the pile.
Royals face early season strugglers Shepshed Dynamo in another home fixture on Saturday, KO at 3pm.