Borough Sports Ground,
Competition: FA Cup Fourth Round.
Attendance: 14,000 (Receipts £8,000).
Sutton United: Roffey; Brookes, Clarke; Powell, Faulkner, Gradi; Meadows, Bladon, Drabwell, Pritchard, Howard. Unused Sub: Waughman.
The draw for the Fourth
Round of the FA Cup handed United a trip to
Sutton, the first Amateur
club to reach the Fourth Round of the FA Cup in seventeen years, included in
their ranks teachers, a GPO Engineer, a Billingsgate fish salesman, a jig borer
and a panel-beater. Those who expected to see one of the greatest giant-killing
acts in the history of the competition were disappointed as
He netted the opener after fourteen minutes by turning in a Norman Hunter cross, and tapped in the third from Peter Lorimer’s pass just four minutes after Lorimer’s twenty-five-yard power shot had slipped through the hands of goalkeeper Dave Roffey. The match won, the game was a stroll for United in the second half with Clarke showing razor sharp reactions to complete his hat-trick, knocking the ball home after his initial header came back off a post. Clarke and Mick Jones let a Norman Hunter cross run through their legs for Peter Lorimer to bundle in the fifth, and Clarke completed his great day when Lorimer’s pass released him on a run from the halfway line to slot the ball coolly past Roffey thirteen minutes from the end The brave Sutton, while thoroughly outclassed had their moments with Larry Pritchard hitting the bar and John Faulkner having a goal disallowed.
Leeds were in total control
and had four other efforts disallowed, but the way young John Faulkner kept
Mick Jones off the score-sheet impressed Revie, who
soon returned to Sutton to sign the tall defender. Sutton’s Dario Gradi, an
Clarke’s goal number one
Clarke’s goal number two
Clarke’s goal number three
Clarke’s goal number four and a header that found the net but was disallowed
‘The Predator’ at work. Clarke side-foots the ball into the net for his third goal.
Clarke heads his first goal
John Faulkner had the ball in the net but it was disallowed.
Giles shows some fancy footwork
Allan Clarke (4) and Peter Lorimer (2) scored for Leeds. John Faulkner impressed Don Revie
Dario Gradi: future coach