On Saturday the Sutton United Community teams welcomed our good friends Arsenal to the Knights Community Stadium for what turned out be another memorable day. Kicking off at 12pm, there were two friendly games.
Sutton United U's 4 ( Mills,Campbell,Ford R Keenan,) Arsenal 1
Sutton United Hunters 1 ( Hayward) Arsenal 2.
Both games were played with great respect and were close encounters.
The U's took their chances despite Arsenal being on top for periods of the game without being able to take theirs.
The Hunters game was a closer scoreline with Arsenal taking a 2-0 lead before the Hunters fought back well and had a couple of good chances to equalise towards the end of the game .
Head Of Disability Football Steve King said " It's a real occasion when Arsenal visit and it's particularly pleasing to see our friendship get stronger on and off the field. I would to thank them as we also received an invitation from Arsenal to watch the League Cup tie against Brentford on Wednesday night and the players really enjoyed it " (Below - the squad outside the Emirates on Wednesday)
Luke Howard, the Arsenal in the Community Disability Officer, said: “We are incredibly proud of our relationship with Sutton United. We have had some brilliant experiences down at Gander Green Lane, as well as at our own Arsenal Hub and these experiences are testament to the fantastic commitment shown by Sutton United to their local community. We have always found their hospitality exceptional and we have been very aware of how important each individual is to them and their sincere commitment to offer opportunities where they are. ”