Sutton United's goalkeeper had to go off - the irony was lost on absolutely nobody

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.

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.

It was pretty unfortunate.

This was the prevailing mood.

Oh dear, oh dear.


More in this Section

Team line-ups for All-Ireland hurling final revealed

Cipriani disciplinary hearing sparks row between RFU and Gloucester

5 key talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures

Deontay Wilder posturing sees US heavyweight trade verbal blows with Tyson Fury


Today's Stories

Kicking the league when it’s down a mug’s game

If Limerick engineer the goal chances, Gillane won’t keep missing

John Kiely takes on the hype at its own game

The victors will be the worthiest All-Ireland champions in history. That’ll be Limerick.

More From The Irish Examiner