Sutcliffe’s key to the door for Jack’s House

Perfect present: Jonny Sutcliffe
Perfect present: Jonny Sutcliffe

JONNY Sutcliffe got the ideal 21st birthday present with a four-goal haul for Jack’s House.

It was a lively start from Jacks and they went two goals up within the first 10 minutes.

Both went to birthday boy Sutcliffe, who showed plenty of early endeavour to score twice in as many minutes, using his pace and tenacity to beat several defenders and the goalkeeper.

A long range, speculative effort from one of the Asia FC’s forwards beat stand-in keeper Chris Barker to pull a goal back for the visitors, against the run of play.

Jordan Walker showed a lot of confident, skilful touches on the ball down the right, and Paul Marrow complemented this with energy and power in the centre of midfield, always tracking back to help the defence and often surging forward to support the attack.

On one such occasion, he intercepted an Asia shot at the Jack’s House goal, and then ran the entire length of the field to meet Danny Brown’s cross and head past the keeper to make it 3-1 to Jacks.

Aaron Adams had a foraging run from right back which resulted in Sutcliffe bagging his third of the game, and then keeper Barker played a route one ball up field which was glanced on by Marrow for Sutcliffe to confidently score his fourth.

The home side conceded twice more before the end but still ran out comfortable winners.