Listening to Barnes and Benno it sounded as if we were under the cosh a bit in the first 45 being forced into playing a long ball game by the Dons and the half time scoreline sounded fair enough. Pete Sixsmith was one of the 727 Sunderland fans officially in the crowd and his half time text read “bigger, better and stronger at the moment” referring unfortunately to the home side rather than ourselves. Could Jack Ross continue to impress with a halftime reassessment and reshuffle of his squad, still lacking the option of a big physical centre forward.
Well it definitely sounded as if we came into it more during the second half and although Wimbledon had further chances to score it was the rejuvenated Lee Cattermole who found the net not once but twice prompting our man at the match to message “bloody hell – he’s done it again!” when we took the lead.
One thing we can say about the season so far is that it certainly hasn’t been boring. Pete’s full match report will be with us tomorrow but for now we make do with his instant 7 word summary sent as the final whistle sounded!
Aug 25 AFC Wimbledon 1 (1) Sunderland 2 (0) Teams gain promotion with wins like this
Aug 22 Gillingham 1 (1) Sunderland 4 (3) Wrapped up in an explosive 15 minutes
Aug 19 Sunderland 3 (3) Scunthorpe United 0 (0) Iron pummeled as three lusty blows delivered
Aug 16 Carabao Cup: Sunderland (0) 0 Sheffield Wednesday (1) 2 Result disappointing but plenty to enthuse about
Aug 11 Luton Town (0) 1 Sunderland (1) 1 Played well in patches against solid opposition
Aug 4 Sunderland (0) 2 Charlton Athletic (1) 1 A great day for club and academy
July 21 St Mirren (0) 0 Sunderland (2) 6 * Cracking results like this will suit fine
July 17 Grimsby Town (0) Sunderland (1) 1 *Gooch’s header from Maguire’s cross settles matters
July 14 Hartlepool United (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 1 Yet to see anything to inspire confidence
July 10 Darlington (1) 1 Sunderland (0) 0 Embarrassing