Mar 9 2013 By Guy Martin
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Hayes & Yeading 0-0 Sutton United
Hayes & Yeading United failed to return to winning ways at a muddy Kingfield on Saturday in a dismal 0-0 draw with Sutton United.
There were few chances for either side in the stalemate and manager Tony O'Driscoll will demand an improvement in next week's trip to Staines Town.
He made four changes from the team which lost at Truro City last week.
New signing Osei Sankofa came in at right back, Sam Corcoran and John Goddard started in midfield and there was a start up front for youngster Ben Gladwin.
And the new-look side seemed to struggle for the first half an hour, their goalkeeper Louis Wells forced to save with his legs from visiting striker Craig Dundas in the 14th minute.
Wells was relieved two minutes later when Harry Beautyman wasted a good chance by blasting over and things looked even more precarious on 24 minutes when centre-back Adam Bygrave (pictured) had to hobble off with a leg injury.
But after half an hour Hayes and Yeading improved and they had a goal disallowed in the 31st minute. Sam Cox's shot from outside the box and Luke Williams tucked home the rebound only to see an offside flag raised.
And 10 minutes later Corcoran had a chance as he ran into the box, but he failed to get a shot away and the chance went begging.
It was the last chance of a poor half of football, not helped by a terrible Kingfield pitch, and it took 12 minutes for either side to create a chance after the break.
At that point Hayes & Yeading forward Tom Collins nearly connected with a Luke Williams cross, and the next chance came in the 66th minute, with substitute Mark Bentley seeing his long-range effort being saved by Tom Lovelock in the Sutton goal.
Sutton finished the match stronger, but neither team mustered an effort on goal in the final 25 minutes.