Getting to Lowestoft was never going to be an option for me midweek, so I looked forward to a quiet night, perhaps sit down with my laptop and make some sarcastic tweets over how the game was going. Hell, I might even pretend I was there... but that all changed in the opening minutes.
First of all (from a contact) Midson received a yellow for handball outside the box, a decision he queried and received a second yellow. One off. Almost from the resulting play Moore dived in and got a yellow and, not picking up on the subtle signals that the ref was not tolerating back chat, queried this decision too and got the same treatment.
Leatherhead soon conceded but fought back to make it 1-1, a Minshull header giving us hope. By all accounts we never gave up but to be two men down (and two key men) it was hard work and so we lost a perhaps winnable game.
This was all immaterial to the excitement levels on Twitter. Would our two key players be out for Wycombe? The laws of the game were sent to some of the highest judges in the land (well, a Twitter poll) and it appeared OK. Then Brady (a man I dare say has first hand experience of suffering punishment through discussing decisions) confirmed the key to this is the Surrey Senior Cup game on Tuesday. Pray for sun.