It’s been a long week for Sutton United – after the pie debacle that followed their 5th round FA Cup tie, the team got back to business against Torquay United in the National League.
Around 15 minutes in, however, disaster struck. Torquay took the lead, and Sutton’s goalie Ross Worner had to go off injured – but due to Wayne Shaw’s absence, there was no reserve keeper.
It meant defender Simon Downer went in goal, and everybody on Twitter pointed the same thing out.
Can I ask what happened to that reserve keeper you had... 😂— Chris.AFC93 (@chrissy1893) February 25, 2017
Shaw left the club earlier in the week after eating a pie on camera while his team was playing Arsenal, after a betting company had offered odds on exactly that happening.
Shaw had been the club’s reserve goalkeeper, but was obviously not on hand any longer to replace the injured Worner.
Sutton's goalkeeper has gone off injured this afternoon. They have no keeper on the bench. What were the odds on that happening?— Mark Chapman (@markchapman) February 25, 2017
It was pretty unfortunate.
This was the prevailing mood.
Oh dear, oh dear.