Burgess Hill Town FC Knock Sutton United Out Of The F.A Cup
11th October 2014
There was an F.A Cup giant-killing today as Burgess Hill Town Football Club knocked out Conference South side Sutton United with a 3-1 victory at The Borough Sports Ground.
With their opponents sitting two levels above them on the football pyramid it was going to be a very big task to get something out of the game, however, Burgess Hill were well and truely up for the challenge with a composed, organised performance.
Scott Kirkwood opened the scoring in the 5th minute for the Hillians and they went in at half-time leading. However, just three minutes into the second half, a Mickey Spillane shot deflected off Kirkwood and into the net to draw Sutton level.
Greg Leur put Burgess Hill back in the lead in the 75th minute with a free-kick, then incredibly, substitute Dan Perry added a third goal for the Hillians from short-range with two minutes remaining. The giant-killing was complete.
A full match report is now available on the Burgess Hill Town FC Website here:
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All eyes will be on the draw for the next round that takes place on Monday
One game away from the first round proper folks!
This was the club's 13th win in a row. They are now unbeaten across 19 fixtures!
There's still plenty of opportunites left for even more silverwear with the Hillians in the Robert Dyas League Cup, The F.A Trophy and The Sussex Senior Cup.
Let's not forget that Burgess Hill also sit top of the Ryman League South with a 10 point lead!
Has there ever been a better time to be a fan of Burgess Hill?
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