Sutton United boss Paul Doswell was delighted with his team’s tally of four points from two tough National League games over the Easter weekend.
The U’s swept aside high-flying Gateshead on Friday 3-0 thanks to a first-half penalty from Roarie Deacon and a second-half brace from Maxime Biamou at Gander Green Lane in front of 1,889 fans.
The French striker was at it again on Monday when he scored two more as the U’s battled back impressively from 2-0 down at half-time to earn a point at promotion hopefuls Dagenham and Redbridge and all-but secure safety for this season.
Doswell was pleased with the way his side responded at Dagenham having made a couple of changes at half-time, replacing Jack Jebb and Ben Jefford with Craig Dundas and Louis John.
Talking to SUFCtv, Doswell said: “Jack deserved another chance and I thought it was important to take a look at him. Ben Jefford was ill before the game and I think that showed in the first half, so we had to make some changes.
“I thought Dundas made a huge difference playing up top with Biamou. We decided we couldn’t really play on that pitch, so went longer and within ten minutes of the restart we were back to 2-2.
“Will Puddy [goalkeeper] made a huge save for us when it was 2-0. Had that gone it, it would have been game over.
“As we all know, 2-0 can be a funny scoreline in football. If you get the next goal, then you’re right back in it and that was the case today.”
Doswell was particularly pleased with Biamou’s return of four goals in two games after the striker was disappointed to be taken off at half-time in the recent 2-2 with basement club Southport.
“I am delighted for him because it’s his first year in English football and he was magnificent for us today and on Friday against Gateshead.
“That’s two good games he’s put together and I think he’ll look back to the Southport match as perhaps what was needed to bring out his last two performances.”
The U’s now sit in 15th place, six points above the drop zone with two games left and face Chester in their final home league game of the season on Saturday.
Although Sutton are obviously aiming to end on a high, the game is of particular importance to the visitors who still have the threat of relegation hanging over them.
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Existing season ticket holders can renew at just £99 while new supporters can get one for £125. Season tickets for teenagers are £20 and under 12s £10.
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