A goal up after 20 minutes, Sutton went on to produce a dire performance at the end of the first half and for the whole of the second half. With just 30% possession overall, and not a single attack on goal in the second half, I don’t know what went went wrong but it was not pretty.
On an 8-mile walk from Box Hill along the North Downs to Gomshall, there was plenty of evidence of the damage caused by the recent series of storms, and several times I had to negotiate obstacles on the blocked track.
World War 2 pillboxes litter sections of the North Downs Way.
Harvesting of trees in the woods.
In the distance……
And at the end of the walk, at Gomshall, a delightful farm setting.
Whilst waiting for a bus there was just time for a brief visit to the pub
Match company in the form of my daughter’s husband made for a pleasurable afternoon at today’s home game. A sparkling first half saw Sutton go into half time with a 3-0 lead. A fourth goal finished the game and as it fizzled out there was a consolation goal for the visitors.
A tough game against top of the table Forest Green was only to be expected. Sutton had the edge in the first half and scored the opening goal. At the beginning of the second half it was almost as if there were two different teams on the pitch, and Forest Green scored after a dominating spell. It wasn’t looking good for the home team. A 90-second exciting spell for Sutton saw three goal-line saves, but as the game petered out, both sides were probably satisfied with the draw.
My first match in 2022 was a goal-less game between two teams near the top of the division. A good crowd of nearly 3,600 saw Sutton hang on for a draw after having a player sent off 15 minutes from the end. Overall, not a bad game. As a boy I may have watched Northampton play, having been taken to a match by my dad when he lived in Corby, Northamptonshire.
I’m playing this over and over again – what a great piano! Both my son and daughter have a piano and are learning to play. I tried, a long time ago, but sadly I’m a lousy student.