Ryan Burge makes it three goals in two matches for Sutton United

Ryan Burge made it three goals in two matches since joining Sutton United as the U’s claimed a 3-0 win away to St Albans City in the National League South.

The Surrey outfit went into the match off the back of an emphatic 4-1 win over Margate, where Burge scored on his debut, and it took just five minutes at Clarence Park before the 27-year-old gave Sutton the lead for the second game in succession.

A goal up going into the break, it didn’t long for the visitors to extend their lead and for Burge to double his tally for the afternoon, scoring 15 minutes into the second half to make it three goals in two matches.

His contribution for the afternoon wasn’t over as he played his part in Sutton’s third, which was scored by Dean Beckswith six minutes later.

Despite his own personal glory, Burge insists six points in his first two matches are more important:

“I thought we thoroughly deserved the win. The conditions were difficult but we played some good stuff and it was great to continue the winning streak.

“It’s great to get another couple of goals but the most important thing again was another three points, so it’s another good week all round. Our first goal was a great team goal, and everyone played their part and it was great to be on the end of it so early on in the match.

“We’re full of confidence and belief, we don’t fear anyone and we believe we can win every game.

“It was great to get a clean sheet. It was disappointing to concede last weekend against Margate and probably unfair, but I thought the whole team were solid today and didn’t really give them any chances.”