A ‘bad day at the office’ was going to happen sooner or later and this was it. Maybe it was our Blue Saturday as opposed to Blue Monday which had started the week, maybe it was the congestion around Hampton Court that caused to take the pitch under-cooked. Who knows. However we did all agree that was what it was and we won’t dwell on it.
Annoyingly mid-table Sunbury were there for the taking. Apart from some fine youngsters up front they really didn't pose too much of a threat. Yet Trinity could just not settle into the game. Going forward everything was rushed, and passes not thought through. Maybe it was because we were given too much time on the ball we tended to ignore the easy lay off and each to as man go for the champagne pass. Not surprisingly none of them came off in the first 15 minutes.
The effort however, as always, could not be faulted. Pennel was over-lapping down the right and linking nicely with the returning Austin. Jewiss was full of running in the middle as was Lang up front.
But it was Lagerberg who was by far the busier of the Keepers. He is in a rich vein of form and once again he made smart saves from some the Sunbury attacks. However Trinity did not heed the let offs this was giving us and at the 20 minutes mark Sunbury took the lead. A second quickly followed.
The second half continued in much the same vein. Trinity did improve and twice went close through Lang and Farzan. However an injury to Fairchild at the back allowed the Sunbury attackers to breach the Trinity defences twice more before the final whistle.