Experience is crucial for Ninjas

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Long Sutton Summer Hockey League

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Moulton Pool

The Ninjas 3,

The Pressies 1

This week saw the two Sutton teams play each other in a closely fought game.

The more experienced Ninjas took an early lead through Alex Canham but The Pressies continued to work hard. Once again Mallett worked hard and the returning Bailey organised the team well. Lisa Baker found Jack Smith in the D and he finished well to level the scores just before the break.

The Ninjas took the game to the Pressies in the second half with the ever impressive Baguley having more influence as the game went on. Young female Pressies keeper CJ Robinson was excellent, including a penalty flick save from Ladies 1sts captain Leanne Woodhead. Eventually Fyson gave the Ninjas the lead and Woodhead scored a well struck short corner.

Wisbech 2nds 3,

Spalding 1

Wisbech continued their march towards finals night, the difference was the clinical approach Wisbech took in front of goal.

Wisbech took a two-goal lead into half-time after excellent finishes from Orlando and Verity. Wisbech however had no such problem and went further in front when a well struck cross deflected off Rob Tilbrook’s stick into the goal.

Crowland Pool

Sutton Sabres 1,

The Nerds 6

Playing fluently, the Nerds took the game to the Sabres and were sharper in the tackle and clinical in front of goal.

With tireless running up front from Jeorgia Carr and Will White alongside intelligent play from Jamie Featherstone, Ed White and Holly Naismith the chances came and were put away. Two goals from Gary Hales and one from James Taverner along with a Lisa Baker own goal gave the Nerds four goals before the break, this after Ben Shore had opened the scoring for the Sabres.

After the break Batten scored and Hales completed his hat-trick for the team in green.