Saturday, 30 August 2008

Saturday 30th August 2008

Sutton Town AFC v Yorkshire Main -- CML Supreme Division

I was hoping that Kev might volunteer to write this blog entry, but he politely declined my offer !! I'm not really too surprised, I am still trying to get my head around the events that took place during our latest visit to the Fieldings.

Anyone who has been to the Fieldings will know that parking spaces are always at a premium. The car park would be too big if it was only the football team playing, but with a cricket match taking place and a wedding reception, it was always going to be tough to find a space.
As it turned out I noticed an empty space in the far corner - but was a little worried about being blocked in - surely no-one would, would they? They did - well at least they tried!! At half time I happened to glance towards the car-park and noticed a couple of cars being positioned behind mine -- so I went and had a chat (!), and it was agreed that we change places - they were parking up overnight, so me blocking them didn't matter. So, while I was busy shuffling about in the car-park, the game restarted and before I could re-enter the ground Sutton scored!! I didn't swear, honest!..

That goal made the score 2-1 to Sutton. The visitors went ahead on the half-hour, a well taken penalty after their no.10 was brought down. 4 minutes later it got worse for the home team, Luke Shiels receiving a straight red for launching himself horizontally at the Main right back. So, 0-1 down and a man down, but a brilliant goal from Pete Stubley levelled the scores on 41. The former Eastwood / Rainworth front man received the ball on the edge of the box - he calmly flicked the ball past his marker before unleashing an unstoppable drive past the Main keeper from a sharp angle. H-T 1-1

A minute from the re-start, Stubley netted his second while I was in the car-park, a simple tap in apparently. He completed his hat-trick on 55, a corner headed on by Dean Hadley nodded home from close range. Yorkshire made it 3-2 in the 67th minute, a corner played to the near post was not cleared, leaving the visiting striker an easy chance. The playing numbers were then back level, after a Yorkshire Main player appeared to strike Sutton keeper Frost. Straight red offence.

That stirred the away team even more, and they levelled the scores on 76. A shot from outside the box was parried by Frost, and there appeared to be no danger until the ball struck an attacker on the hand and it went straight to the feet of his strike partner who tapped home. A bit harsh, but the Referee was advised by his assistant that here was no offence committed.

So there we are, finger nail biting at Sutton again - that was until Stubley lobbed the Main keeper with 3 minutes to go - the ball hit the underside of the bar before "Damo" ( sorry, I don't know his full name) beat the keeper to the rebound and nodded home......F-T 4-3

Phew... what a game that was ... the players decided to have a bit of a ruck in the tunnel afterwards - but instead of fighting they should be shaking hands and saying things like "well played" or " well done"... shake hands before the game then shake windpipes after? Respect!!!!!!!!!

Anyway -- Poor ref. Sorry, he was - and he called everybody "feller" .....
7 goals.
2 red cards.
A hat-trick.
Load of banter.
Magic stuff!

My heart may not be able to take many more visits to the Fieldings...but if Sutton stay in contention, we just have to go again - and soon !!!

Tuesday - was to have been Long Eaton Utd v Armthorpe Welfare, but Welfare drew in the FA Cup. Not much else on offer Tuesday, which is ok because there is the small matter of a double eviction on Big Brother!! Will wait until Wednesday instead to get our mid-week fix - Hucknall RR are playing Notts Police in a NSL game kick off 7:30pm

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