The wind will carry us but not in the second half. Sutton United draw level with Tranmere Rovers.

Rainbows at the Gander. Pictures: Shane Dillon

When you are behind the goal under a stand the wind can feel like a bit of a breeze. You obviously cannot appreciate the effect of the wind on a game of football unless you are out on the pitch. For Sutton United the wind was a factor with it giving advantage to each team depending on the half. The first half Sutton got carried by the wind into a one nil lead from Ben Goodliffe in the right spot to head the ball then with the Sutton fans having to wait for what felt like an age for the ball to cross the line. Slow motion best describes it.

One nil to the Sutton in a half we dominated with Tranmere not getting a clear shot on goal until the forty third minute. Inevitably Tranmere would come out in the second half and step on in search of an equaliser. They did this to the extent that there was a period in the second half when Sutton just could not get the ball. This half was Tranmere’s party, but Sutton did not cry we defended to finish the one all with Tranmere’s equalising with a goal from Josh Hawkes in the sixty eighth minute. Although dominant in the second half Sutton had their moments. One stood out when Ajiboye shot a fraction beyond the penalty area only to miss. A fan’s eye view from afar you think how did he not put that in the net?

After the game I had a post-match pint. There were some visiting Americans in the bar, all genuinely nice but when they left to go into the Sutton night I wanted to call out “Stay of the moors, keep to the road”. Not that there are any werewolves in Sutton but in Surrey there is the pub that provided the interior for Slaughtered Lamb pub now sadly missing the pentagram on the wall. One thing we can say about this season Sutton are no lambs. Lions perhaps.




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