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Strikers Are Key

Our fundraising initiative that is somewhat of a spectacle is the fabulous Strikers Are Key, now in its ninth year. 

To be part of the hottest draw in town, players or syndicates pay £360 a season to be one of the 50 balls placed in the purple velvet bag. With the chance of opening the Strikers Are Key Safe and winning big!

After every home game, £200 gets placed in the safe plus an additional £50 for designated goal scorers. 

A ball is draw from the purple bag and the chosen syndicate then has a 1-4 chance of picking out the right key from the green velvet bag to open the safe. 

If the wrong key is drawn they receive £50 in consolation and the money rolls over.

All the balls are currently taken, but should you be interested should one become available, please contact Claire Loughlin -

So be sure to watch out for our very own Vice Chairman Adrian Barry in his golden sequin jacket carrying his accordion after a home game, because that means the shows about to start! 


Draw Six - Salford - 24th September

Draw six saw £250 in the safe after last weeks big win.

Ball 42 - Jim’s Persistence was pulled out and Jim Goode stepped up for his syndicate to do the honours.

He was unsuccessful in opening the safe so the money rolls over.

Draw Five - Hartlepool - 17th September

Draw five saw £900 locked in the safe.

Our Lady Mayoress stepped up to do the honours once again, pulling ball 33 from the velvet bag, K and D.

In their absence the Mayoress tried on their behalf to open the safe, which she did!

Draw Four - Harrogate Town - 3rd September

Draw four saw £550 in the safe. 

Our Women’s First Team Captain Darcy Wells did the honours and drew ball 48 - Half Time Sherbet, from the velvet bag.

With no one available to do the honours for them, in their absence Sutton’s Lady Mayoress attempted to open the safe.

Sadly she was unsuccessful, so the money rolls over to our next home game, with a minimum of £750 in safe.

Draw Three - Mansfield Town - 27 August

Our third draw of the season saw £300 up for grabs. With £50 having been added for both our goals against courtesy of Josh Neufville and Tope Fadahunsi.

One of our young fans, Josh stepped up to the Strikers Are Key stage, donned the blue sequin jacket and pulled ball 44 from the velvet bag - Last of the Summer Whine....AGAIN!!!

Kiddo stepped up to the honours for his syndicate once more, and much to the delight of the gathered crowd, he was unsuccessful in his attempt to open the safe.

The money rolls over to the next draw, where there will be a minimum of £500 in the safe.


Draw Two - Barrow - 13 August

Our second draw of the season saw £300 up for grabs. With £50 each added for goals from Donovan Wilson against Doncaster and Tope Fadahunsi’s goal against Barrow. 

Fresh from his nuptials that week our very own Tom “The Duke” Ayre stepped up to do the honours, donning the blue sequin jacket and pulling ball 44 from the velvet bag - Last of the Summer Whine

Kiddo stepped up to the safe for his syndicate and low and beyond, for the second draw in a row the safe is opened!!


Draw One - Newport County - 30 July

Our first draw of the season took place, with our no.1 Norwegian fan Ragnar doing the honours and pulling the ball and the key from the velvet bags.

Ragnar pulled out ball 39, owned by Tony Dunmore and then did Tony the honour of pulling out the winning key!

Tony walked away with £200 for the first draw plus the £50 for Omar’s goal.