Monday, 22 April 2013



Having only found out about this match this morning after a long NSL Groundhop and rest yesterday, I thought I'd like to go to this game. Both sides having games in hand but behind League Leaders Pinxton FC.

The locals turned out with Pete Chappell, Richard Lane, and Tony Squires, big and little Mac and club reps from South Normanton, Pinxton and Clipstone FC all in attendance.

Having not been to Sutton Town AFC, I was a bit surprised to see that the teams had to get changed outside the ground and the refreshments and food were being served in the Hospitlity Room that has now been bordered in half.

The teams came out and a minutes silence took place but there was no announcement for who, but the crowd observed it.

The game kicked off and the first 10 minutes both keepers were called in to action in a competitive match. After 20 minutes, it was a free kick from 20 yards that put the Snipes in front.

Three minutes later Pelican were awarded a penalty, which the taker struck against the post.  At this stage there was action in the crowd as a Pelican supporter fell down the terrace and hit his head against the side bar and split his head open..The excitement saw the Sutton Officials look after him well and a ambulance was called and a visit up to Kings Mill was in need for..I hope the feller is ok and out of hospital tonight. Meanwhile a few meaty challenges were going on the pitch and Ref Eddie Pidduck did well to keep his cards in his pocket at this stage.

The clubs went in for Half Time and I had a nice cheeseburger with mushrooms and a cuppa before  going out to enjoy the Second Half.

Sutton upped their game and gained control in the 57th minute to go in to a two goal advantage, people began to head for the gates after 89 minutes trying to get a early venture out the packed car park, but they missed a incredible last minute, with Sutton adding three goals as Pelican's head went down. 

Sutton Town AFC Website/Twitter

Bilborough Pelican FC Website/Twitter

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