Winning goal was a dream come true for Sutton

Joel Sutton in action at the KCom Stadium
Joel Sutton in action at the KCom Stadium

Scoring the winning goal in a cup final at the KCom Stadium was even better than pulling on the black and amber shirt of Hull City.

That’s according to Bridlington Town striker Joel Sutton, who netted the only goal as the Seasiders beat North Ferriby United in the East Riding Senior Cup final.

He had played at the stadium for the Tigers in an FA Youth Cup match against Liverpool, but admitted that Wednesday’s goal, with his dad Andy was watching from the stands beat that.

“To score in the final of cup final for a club you love playing for tops all of that,” said Sutton, whose match-winner was his 25th goal of the season.

“Will (Waudby) did well down the left and I just concentrated on getting across the defender and getting a good connection, even though it was my left foot.

“I know Sam (Topliss) who was marking Will, and he is a very good defender, but as the game got more stretched, Will became the focal point of more or our attacks.

“I wanted the cross to be low and hard and it was just right.

“I have been a City fan since I was a baby and I have always wanted to get a goal there. It was a great feeling.

“However, it wouldn’t have meant anything without the performance of all the other lads.”