Steady Eddie!



Sutton United – 6  [OG 2], [Arkour], [Watson], [Riley p], [Salako]

Woking – 0

Sutton’s recent good form further continued as they reached the Surrey Senior Cup Final after an amazingly tense, close nerve tingler of a match against…….Oh stop laughing at the back….Ok, Ok we murdered ‘em.

Try a bit of serious journalism and look what you get… Our long time buddies and Surrey’s number one team….eh?…They’re not?….Oh K’s are…OK, ok we’ll start again.

Our long time buddies and Surrey’s number two side traipsed down to GGL Tuesday night and were handed a right bloody good pumping by a currently rampant U’s side who have now racked up some 18 goals in their last 5 games with absolutely nowt shipped the other way! (Somebody call Guinness, QUICK!) A really crappy wet night saw the ref almost call the game off, but instead he went ahead with the tie at the request of both managers. (Big mistake Woking manager bloke!! Haha!).

Woking’s rather bad evening began after just 11 minutes when defender Eddie Saunders, once of our Scummy neighbours, stoops to head past his own ‘keeper. Naturally, his former affiliations make this a rather popular strike. The deadly Mr Saunders isn’t satisfied with his nights work however & registers on the scoresheet again shortly after, sticking his boot onto a speculative shot (that I’m reliably informed later was going well wide) only to send it cannoning into the far corner of the net to double his tally. Woking’s few opportunities of note are close but off target and U’s stand in ‘keeper Espinosa doesn’t really have a serious stop to make. So 2-0 up and we haven’t really had to do ‘owt.

Half time discussion? Which of Saunders OG’s was the funnier. Obvious really.

Naz puts the contest beyond doubt a couple of minutes after the restart, launching himself onto a long ball forward and looping a header over the stranded ‘keeper. About 10 minutes further in, the Cards night gets worse. Mark Watson finds space in the box to angle a shot into the bottom corner for 4-0. By now our guests are pretty much all over the shop as we play the ball around well on the soggy surface. Then, a ray of hope, a little face saver for the red ‘n’ white boys. The ref awards our welcome guests a penalty, awwww there goes the clean sheet.

But wait! With our lads protesting like crazy and the fans on the Rec side of the ground baying, the ref (and most of us!!) notice the lino has his flag up & is waving away like a nutter. The ref ambles over to his assistant, has a bit of a natter and then ‘disallows’ the penalty and awards us a free kick for offside! Much mirth ensues. Mainly at our stunning jamminess, but also at the wonderful incompetence of our designated Surrey official. This little setback knackers any resistance or fight the visitors have left and U’s start to pile forward in numbers, looking to add to their misery. Naz & Mark Watson come off for Salako and debut man Raymond Giwa and Mr Giwa is soon in the action, flying past demoralised defenders like his life depends on it.

His pace, enthusiasm and determination win him some reward shortly after his entrance when he’s dragged down in the box by a desperate defender and the ref points to the spot. We look. Nope, no linesman’s flag chalking this one off. It’s a goer! Andy Riley steps up and attempts to maim the ‘keeper with his typical thermonuclear welly straight down the middle. 5-0. A minute later and it’s a nice half dozen. U’s win a corner which is swung over in the customary fashion. Every bugger misses it, including the goalie except Sal, who knocks it over the line at the back post.

Ok, I’ll admit that the Woking side probably wasn’t exactly as you’d see run out at Kingfield on a Saturday afternoon as they named 4 changes from the side in the proggie, but then again so did we, with no Howells, Nko or Dacky and their side did include Conference players in Saunders (Ho ho) striker Steve West, Darran Hay and Scott Steele. So not exactly a mickey mouse 11 either.

Still, Sutton reach their 23rd Surrey Senior Final in BIG style and could face rivals Carshalton there after they drew 1-1 with K’s on Monday night. We await the outcome of the replay!

Right, you can all stop laughing now………If you want!!!

Man of The Match : All the boys on this one. No individuals

Entertainment : 11/10 Hey, slaughtering Woking 6-0 does NOT happen every day!

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