Long Sutton 1st 3,
Letchworth 1st 5
Once again these two teams produced a mouth watering contest but again this fixture was marred by some questionable umpiring decisions.
Sutton started the brighter and opened the scoring with some great work by Cook and Smith allowing Hales to finish. Letchworth equalised immediately with a good individual goal.
The home side continued to play some exciting hockey with Cook and Smith terrorising the Letchworth fullbacks and they created some excellent chances but couldn’t convert.
In the second half Letchworth took the lead, but a perfect short corner routine deflection from Sisson squared things up once again.
Letchworth were soon back in front from a good corner routine. This galvanised Sutton who responded well allowing Hales to lash home his second of the game and make it 3-3.
Sutton then had some golden opportunities to put the game to bed, but the Letchworth keeper was on good form and they caught Sutton on the break twice to win the game.
A much improved performance by Sutton did not give them what they deserved.
Long Sutton 2nds 0,
Spalding 2nds 4
Sutton looked the stronger side for the first 10 minutes, but a few mistakes allowed Spalding to capitalise slotting home a gifted opening goal.
Sutton heads dropped and they switched off losing focus, leading to what turned into the team’s poorest performance this season.
At half time it was 2-0 to Spalding and Sutton again came out of the blocks strongly after the team talk, but soon conceded two more goals, one from a penalty flick and another down to sloppy marking.
Long Sutton 3rds 2,
Horncastle 2nds 1
Sutton just edged this hard fought game between two promotion-chasing sides.
Horncastle would have ended the half in the lead if not for some excellent saves from Albert Slator (mom) and good work in defence from Nick Worth, Josh Fyson and Ashley Rex.
Sutton started the second half brightly and the play was more even, however both sides struggled to find a clear cut opportunity.
Eventually, five minutes from the end Sutton had a rare lapse in defence and Horncastle reacted quickly to take a decisive lead. Almost immediately Michael Blom crossed the ball to Alex Canham who shot into the corner of the goal from the top of the D.
This revitalised Sutton and Canham intercepted a pass, played it to Andy Clarke who crossed for Fyson to clinically score the winner with the last shot of the game.
Long Sutton Men’s 4ths 1, Leadenham Men’s 1st 3
Sutton conceded two goals in the first half but towards the end of the first half. In the second half Long Sutton earned themselves a short corner which was pulled out to Ian White who used some fancy skills to beat the defender, his shot from the top of the D then rocketed into the bottom corner for a goal.
Long Sutton Ladies 1st 1, Cambridge Univ 2nd 1
Sutton played some very attacking hockey and this was rewarded when Rebecca Kierman lifted the ball over the keeper to put the home team ahead.
During the latter stages of the game, it really opened up allowing both teams to put a lot of pressure on the other’s defence, but it was Long Sutton who were to fall foul and allow Cambridge to level the score from a short corner that did not leave the D before the shot was put away. Player of the Match was Lorraine Wallis.