RYMAN PREMIER DIVISION
Att : 1137
Sutton United – 2 [S.Watson 9], [M.Watson 63]
Bromley – 0
So, it’s time our ever wonderful old ‘friends’ from Hayes Lane popped by to deliver another feast of dull as fuck kick and rush football, with a smidgin of sickening brutality.
I admit I was a tadge nervous about this one. Bromley always seem to give us a right going over and with them struggling in the bottom 3, I and others feared their strange dislike of us, combined with their normal characteristics, could upend our title bandwagon.
Sadly for the thuggish types from Kent, they failed miserably in their quest. The boys went for the throat from the word go. Naz & Sammy Winston causing the visiting defenders no end of trouble. Sutton went ahead after only 9 minutes in spectacular fashion. A Dave Harlow corner is punched clear by the Bromley ‘keeper who was probably a bit gutted to see it fall straight onto the boot of Steve Watson on the edge of the box. His volley rockets into the net. 1-0. More opportunities come our way, but only desperate defending by the visitors and good goalkeeping keeps the U’s at bay. Again we worry at the break about 1 goal not being enough. A second is definitely needed.
The second half sees Sutton playing more confident, steady football. A particularly good move sees Dave Harlow almost certain to score, but a defender gets just the slightest touch to deflect his effort wide. Naz has two good efforts just inches wide. JR makes a change and brings Mark Watson on to replace Sammy Winston. It’s a good move as 2 minutes later he seals the game. Steve Watson storms down the flank, holds off the attentions of a defender, gets into the box and squares the ball to the unmarked Mark Watson. He gets a poor touch but it’s enough to send the ball looping up and drop just under the bar into the net. The relief is obvious!
Bromley throw more forward, trying to salvage something, but their basic tactic of thumping the ball as far forward as possible fails badly and they cause few problems up front. It’s probably because of this that one of their forwards tries to amputate one of Danny Brookers legs with a bloody horrendous challenge. It looked awful from our position some 50-60 yards away, Sources confirm this in the bar afterwards.
Tompkins amazingly only recieves a caution for what could be classified as common assault and should see him dissapearing down the tunnel somewhat early. This causes the 3rd tunnel scuffle in as many years against this opposition. As the players leave the pitch, Nko has a few words with Mr Tompkins, who decides one count of assault isn’t enough for the day and he lashes out at the tall forward. Quickly, stewards intervene. But not quickly enough to stop one bloke from giving the lowlife Tompkins a good slap.
The vidiprinter on the telly in the bar announces that Aylesbury have only managed a 0-0 draw at Purfleet and draws a loud cheer from the U’s fans! 7 clear with 4 to play, we could finish it Tuesday!
Another bonus is delivered in the pub. A phone call reveals that Carshalton have gone bottom of the league. Oh happy days!
Man Of the Match : Steve Watson. Another commanding display.
Entertainment Value : -10 for Bromley’s filthy hoof & run grot. 7 for our own performance.