LSHC Men 2
Spalding 1sts 4
In this first league derby match for many years, Sutton played some good passing hockey but lost influential defender Tom Baguley to injury in a blank first half.
Spalding then went 3-0 up. The hosts were galvanised and pulled a goal back through a Josh Fyson short corner.
The introduction of coach Gary Hales added impetus to the attack. The visitors then scored another short corner and the home team responded with a fine Fyson drag flick.
Man of the Match: veteran keeper Albert Slator.
Sutton must hope they turn chances into goals at Felixstowe next Saturday.
LSHC Men’s 3rd 0
St Neots 2nds 7
Against league leaders St Neots, Sutton fielded an extremely young side with Kieron Smith making his first appearance for the 3rds.
Sutton went into half-time 0-6 down and from a short corner Sullivan had a goal disqualified.
MoM: Kieron Smith.
LSHC Men’s 4th 3
Horncastle 2nds 10
Long Sutton’s development Fourths side introduced another 13-year-old to adult hockey in Josh Baker, against top of the table Horncastle.
Goals: White, and MoM Baker (2) including a reverse stick shot from the edge of the D. The difference between the two teams was Horncastle being very clinical in front of goal.