Forget Batman, move aside Catwoman, stand back Postman Pat, Sutton United has three new superheroes of their own – step forward Andy Forbes, Sam Page and Kennedy Adjei.
Ok, so that introduction might be a little over the top – it could have been written by Norwegian football commentator Bjorge Lillelien , he of that famous bit of commentary following his country’s World Cup Qualifying win over England from 1981 - but who cares? At the third time of asking, the Us tasted success in a cup competition this season beating Tooting and Mitcham 3-1
News reached Amber Rambler that Forbes joined Sutton on Friday. Fast forward 24 hours and ZONK!, he’s found the back of the net for the Us on his debut.
Following Rob Haworth’s leveller for Tooting...KAPOW! Sam Page put United ahead with five minutes left.
Then, in the last moments of the match, THWAAAP! Kennedy Adjei hits a cracker from 30 yards to seal Sutton’s passage through to the next round.
ZONK, KAPOW and THWAAAP? Crikey, I really must cut-out those Batman references.
The prospect of Forbes linking up with Richard Jolly, Bradley Wood-Garness and Fola Orilinoshe is mouth-watering. There’s no doubting we need to be more prolific in front of goal. But even those guys will have to go some to top the exploits of Matlock Town’s Ross Hannah who gave Mickey Joyce a good run for his money yesterday. Hannah hit SEVEN goals for Matlock as they swept aside Bedworth United 10-0 in the FA Trophy. As good as that may be, it is still two short of Joyce’s nine for Sutton against Leatherhead in 1982, as mentioned in one of my previous posts.
Anyway, Forbes arrival at Gander Green Lane is just Paul Doswell’s latest bit of tinkering. He will have to do more to the squad in the next week or so what with club captain Jason Goodliffe retiring after an injury-blighted spell with Sutton and Andre Costa’s departure. The revolving door at Sutton United is well and truly greased and ready for more action, so watch this space...
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