Gillingham Football Club avoided a fine for a late team sheet after the Medway Messenger came to the rescue.
Clubs are required to hand in their teams to match officials an hour before kick-off, but with the management sat helpless on the team bus and Gillingham chairman Paul Scally also delayed, there was only one option.
“I was happy to help,” said Cawdell.
“I had a race on my hands to get to the ground by the deadline but thanks to the help of the staff at Luton I was there at the referee’s door bang on 2pm – I even beat Luton’s assistant manager Sam Ellis to it.”
Grateful Gills manager Ronnie Jepson said: “We got to the ground at five past two. That just about sums us up and sums our start to the season up.”
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