Its been six years since Sutton FC went on their famous cup run, beating AFC Wimbledon 3-1 on a replay who were at the time, two leagues above them and were far favourites, with Sutton being at the bottom of the National League table. The run didn’t stop there after they also beat Leeds United at Gander Green lane, a stand with a seated capacity no higher than 700.
Star man Roarie Deacon set the dream alight with his opener that was ruled out for offside. This gave the South London club the belief they needed. Deacon was at it again and was made the hero after nicking in front of Lewis Coyle and being fouled in the penalty box, which helped Sutton advance to round five and face off an Arsenal side who finished just one point behind the Champions League spot.
The famous cup run still didn’t end there with fourth tier Sutton facing the Premier League giants, only loosing by two goals. Deacon had another spectacular FA Cup appearance but it wasn’t enough for Sutton. However, his performance wasn’t the highlight for Sutton or the game in general.
6 years and nearly a month since spare goalkeeper Wayne Shaw ate what fans thought was a pie but wads in fact a pasty he confirmed last year in a Sport Bible article. The keeper resigned for Sutton a week later and faced a hefty fine from the FA but the moment will go down in FA Cup history.