Controversy stuns Sutton

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Long Sutton 1st 1,

Peterborough 2nd 4

Sutton were up against it from the start against promotion chasing Peterborough but once again they were organised well and the first half was goalless.

In the second half Sutton had a go at Peterborough and created some chances of their own but Peterborough broke the deadlock 10 minutes into the second half.

This spurred Sutton on and the game was end to end stuff with Sutton were rewarded for their hard work when Danny Sisson slotted home the equaliser after some great work by Nellis and Hales.

Peterborough were becoming more impatient which allowed Sutton to create more chances and they had the opportunity to take the lead but like so many weeks before could not seize the opportunity.

A controversial decision, one of many, was awarded which resulted in Sutton’s skipper being sent off for dissent.

Peterborough scored the resulting short corner and then another controversial decision gave Peterborough a penalty stroke and a chance to kill Sutton off.

They took this opportunity and then snatched a fourth which was unfair on Sutton who worked so hard against such good opposition.

A great team display with noticeable performances from the returning Connor Allen and again makeshift right back Whatling who is really making that position his.

Long Sutton 2nds 4,

Horncastle 1st 5

Sutton made hard work of the first half going into the break 2-1 down, after a stern half time team talk the play improved for a while and Sutton turned things round with tireless defending from Michael Carter (mom) and hard work from the ever reliable Jeremy Watt taking a 4-3 lead.

However Horncastle were gifted two opportunities taking the score line to 5-4. A disappointing result but some positives taken away from the second half comeback.

Long Sutton 3rds 1,

Boston 2nds 3

Boston took a 1-0 lead at the break and added two more goals early in the second half.

Once again the Sutton defence was indebted to Dave Maris and Albert Slator.

Sutton continued to press for some reward and while it was ultimately only compensation, they pulled a goal back through a sharp Canham finish latching onto a White pass.

Long Sutton 4th 1,

Spalding 4th 4

This was a disappointing result in the final league fixture.

Sutton began slowly and fell behind to two unlucky goals, the second a deflection from a defender’s stick that looped cruelly over Josh Thody in goal.

A penalty stroke and a goal from open play left them trailing by 4-0 at the interval. 

Sutton displayed an encouraging resilience. Oliver Gayforth stiffened the midfield, Calvin Bishop made some good progress down the right flank and Sutton got their reward with an Ian White short corner goal.

Long Sutton Ladies 1st 1,

St Neots 1st 0

Sutton started very lethargically and struggled to gain control at the start of the first half but later on created numerous goal scoring chances.

The second half saw Sutton take the lead from a run down the wing by Sophie Hart, who took a shot that Rebecca Kierman deflected in.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nds 2,

Louth 2nds 0

Team work proved to be the key to Sutton’s success, with confident performances all round.

They took the lead in the first half from Lisa Baker’s strike following a short corner.

Player of the match Hannah Greenacre finished it with a deflection behind the keeper.

The pair repeated this success early in the second half.

The team defended by battling hard, Temple, Jayme Hunt, Maih Goodge and keeper Claire all keeping Louth’s shots at bay.