Twice now we have arrived at Sutton for the Surrey Senior Cup with a back story. Last time we had only just won the play-offs and were clearly deflated, last night we had news of a pending departure and it appeared to have an equally unsettling effect.
We did open well, but soon Merstham got into their stride and on the whole we were second best. There were some good performanced. Niall was always willing to run at defenders, Jerry committed as ever and Jack looked up for it but this was mainly down to a running battle between him and their no6.
One goal came in the first half (looked like a mishap in defence when we failed to clear), and then two in the second (sloppy half-arsed pass that was cut out and a powerful shot from distance).
We did get one back, a Jack Midson header but we were soon heading out the well disguised exit.
Merstham were the better side all round, but one cannot help feel the timing of the negotiations coming to a conclsuion ruined any chance we had to even compete. The search for a new manager continues...