Olympic bronze star Cullen at Long Sutton

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LSHC Ladies 3

Pelicans 1

Winter had arrived at Long Sutton but hard work by a number of unsung heroes got the pitch ready to entertain Pelicans from down the A17 at King’s Lynn.

Long Sutton HC were happy to welcome Crista Cullen to the Peele Leisure Centre to warm everyone up.

Cullen is a current member of the GB ladies hockey squad and working hard to make the squad for Rio 2016, having twice made the Olympics in Beijing and London, where in 2012 she was part of the bronze medal winning team.

Both teams lined up along with the umpires to be presented to the VIP guest.

A big thank you to number one supporter of the club Martin Hudson for organising the visit.

Pelicans had won a hard-fought game earlier in the season 3-2 but such was the home team’s start Pelicans were forced on the defensive.

On 18 minutes Katie Bedford slipped the ball to Jeorgia Carr in the D. Carr’s shot was saved but she composed herself to lift the ball into the Pelicans net.

Other goals came from striker Lyn Tancred, struggling with a niggling foot injury, twice slipping the ball back to skipper Leanne Woodhead to fire into the net.

The points moved Sutton up the table to fourth.

Next weekend sees Sutton face a difficult match away at 3rd place Cambridge City 3rds.

Norwich City 1

LSHC Men 1

It was always going to be a tough game away against second in the table Norwich.

After several attacks Sutton proved their ability with a goal from Ben Shore.

With Steve Kirkham (man of the match) denying their best opportunities Norwich saw a very different Sutton. Towards the end Norwich made it 1-1.

LSHC Men’s 2nd 6

St Ives 2nds 1

Another fantastic performance sent the boys up the table.

Young Jack Smith got the game off to a flying start with a well worked goal from Nick Ellis, Luke Jackson and Adam Taylor.

Three short corner routines found the back board, Ellis racking two up and Gary Hales the third, with Hales also scoring a flick awarded after St Ives blocked Jackson’s attempt with a foot.

Will White finished the game off after a thunderous strike from Scott Downie.

MoM: Harry Synnott.

A big game this coming weekend sees Sutton play away at league leaders, Cambridge South.