Sutton’s Craig Dundas says ‘dreams have come true’ as he makes league debut aged FORTY amid club Covid and injury crisis

Sutton’s Craig Dundas says ‘dreams have come true’ as he makes league debut aged FORTY amid club Covid and injury crisis

CRAIG DUNDAS admitted it was “a dream come true” as he made Football League history — and helped Sutton create a slice of it for themselves.

Sub Dundas, the club’s fitness trainer, became one of the oldest outfield players to make his League debut aged 40 years 207 days as 123-year-old Yellows secured their first win in the EFL.

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Dundas was called up for his 568th Sutton appearance after Covid, injuries and international call-ups hit Gander Green Lane.

The attacker, who has 109 goals for the club, said: “It was a dream come true. I’ve been in non-league football for over 20 years and it has always been a dream of mine to play in league football.

“It’s one of my biggest life goals achieved. I never gave up on my dream. It was all about consistency, persistence and determination.

“Not stopping until you get there. Thankful to the management for trusting in me.

“I wanted to help the team get this massive win. Main goal is to stay in the league, especially as it has taken us 123 years to get there!

“When the time comes to stop, my body will tell me. Hopefully for another season. I’m 40 years young.”

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Dundas replaced two-goal Richie Bennett, who levelled on  58 minutes after Elliott List had put Stevenage in front ten minutes after half-time.

Bennett scored the winner from the spot on 63 minutes after Boro defender Terence Vancooten handled in the box and was sent off. Sutton boss Matt Gray signed Oldham-born striker Bennett, 30, in the summer.

Bennett scored the winner from the spot on 63 minutes after Boro defender Terence Vancooten handled in the box and was sent off. Sutton boss Matt Gray signed Oldham-born striker Bennett, 30, in the summer.

And Bennett believes he has “found a home” in the south.

He said: “I’m settled. Everyone has been welcoming. Every player needs to find where they feel comfortable to get the best out of themselves.

“The gaffer  has given me a lot of confidence.”

Stevenage boss Alex Revell says his side, winless in five league matches, must “knuckle down”.


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They have picked up  just two points in that run.

Revell said: “What you have to do in these times is knuckle down, keep pushing, work extremely hard and hopefully Lady Luck turns a little bit.

“Football’s tough. It’s on moments. Some of the play at Sutton was excellent but we still haven’t had that complete performance.”

Source: thesun.co.uk

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