Sat 10th SEP 2016
Sumas were on the road away to newly promoted Div 2 champions Whitegrove Hurricanes in their opening league fixture. In an evenly contested first half, Sumas keeper Ellis Wisdom made some smart saves with Casey Starke striking the Hurricanes post to finish 0-0 at the break. The second half was much of the same but in the 65th minute a superbly struck Casey Starke in swinging free kick was stabbed home at the far post by midfielder Cameron Davies for the 1-0 lead. Hurricanes responded by upping their offensive and aerial assault with keeper Wisdom thwarting many of the set piece attacks and pulling off more top class saves. Sumas nearly went two up when Mike Valdambrini’s 25 yarder crashed against the bar and they held on to take the three points. Sumas Man of the Match went to keeper Ellis Wisdom.