Kasey Keller stepped in for his debut against Torquay, while Sully kept an unfamiliar watching brief from the sidelines.
So how did Sully adapt to the playing to watching transition?
"Yes, very nice. It was nice to watch the game for a change from the comfort of the dugout.
"We did well, it was a good result, we are through to the next round of the cup and that’s what it’s all about."
While Sully was not unhappy at being awarded a rest, he later confessed that he is not the best when it comes to being a spectator and would prefer to be in the thick of the action at all times.
"I must admit I would rather be playing, I am a terrible watcher and you can’t play enough games.
"They said it was a chance for me to have a rest — so who am I to argue?"
Neil Sullivan was able to reflect on another Spurs clean sheet on Thursday night and, for a change, it wasn’t him that kept it.