Sutton United's opening day preparations get off to a nightmare start – is this a good omen for Hartlepool United?

Sutton United’s opening day journey to Hartlepool United couldn’t have got off to a worse start as they were left ‘marooned’ in King’s Cross Station.

Saturday, 3rd August 2019, 10:50 am
Sutton players and staff at King's Cross Station (photo: Facebook).

A Facebook post confirmed that at 9:30am, the Sutton players and staff were left stranded in King’s Cross Station following significant train delays.

The post read: “Sutton staff team, kit and players currently marooned at station. If the 11:27 doesn’t run we will have to go to platform 9 ¾ to get the Hogwarts Express. Possible late kick-off I’d guess.”

Thankfully, Sutton United and Hartlepool confirmed via Twitter that as of 10:13am, today’s visitors to Victoria Park were en-route and would be at the ground ‘with plenty of time’.

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Ultimately all that matters is three points on the pitch this afternoon, but could today’s early hiccup for Sutton prove to be a good omen for Craig Hignett’s side?