Sutton Common Rovers 5-0 Epsom & Ewell

Sutton Common Rovers bounced back from their FA Cup exit in fine style, when a four goal second half salvo put paid to Epsom & Ewell, writes Gary Brigden.

Darren Salmon made several changes to the line up with Josh Burrowes, Dan Dean, Daryl Cooper-Smith and Matt Ferdinando all out of the starting line up (Cooper-Smith and Ferdinando were on the bench), with Marlon Rodney, Matt Tanton, Matt Auletta and a fit again skipper Aaron Bogle in from the kick off.

In truth the first half was a pretty turgid affair, Jordan Gallagher and Danny Fernandez saw efforts off target for Rovers, whilst Epsom's Joe Loftus-Cheek put a free header wide when he really should have opened the scoring.

SCR struck in the last minute of the half, when a looped Craig Hastings header, from a Danny Fernandez corner was helped over the line by Epsom keeper Colin Harris and a couple of his defenders.

Gallagher then saw an effort deflected behind for a corner, as SCR ended the half on top.

Fernandez was replaced by Cooper-Smith at the break, and the former Epsom man found the target on 50 minutes, heading home after Bogle's free kick had been headed back across goal by James Taylor.

Four minutes later and Cooper-Smith had his second, crashing the ball home after Epsom had failed to clear a corner.

Salmon made introduced Francois Gabbidon in place of the hardworking Marlon Rodney, and the powerful forward went close on a couple of occasions, missing the target with a header and bringing a good save out of Harris.

It was 4-0 on 78 minutes when Epsom's Reisse Griffin turned a low Gabbidon cross into his own net, and scoring was complete on 89 minutes when Cooper-Smith sealed a man of the match performance with his hat-trick goal, tapping home a low Arnold Okiror cross.