Sutton debutants shine

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Norwich Men’s 1st 1,

Long Sutton Men’s 1st 0

Long Sutton travelled to Premier A side Norwich on Saturday in their last pre-season friendly.

With a slightly depleted team Sutton welcomed Michael Donaghy, Ben Shore and debutant Connor Allen who all did themselves proud.

Sutton defended extremely well as a team led by the in-form Jamie Featherstone. With Ellis and Taylor working tirelessly in midfield spraying the ball around, it was end to end stuff.

In the second half MoM Tom Baguley showed his consistency again, blocking everything Norwich threw at him. Norwich did break the deadlock halfway through the second half with a deflected goal and Sutton lost Featherstone to a yellow card.

Long Sutton Men’s 2nd 4,

March Town Men’s 2nd 2

A changed squad due to club injuries gave some 3rd and 4th team regulars an opportunity.

Sutton’s goals came from Fred Whatling 2, Adam Wiles and an excellent reverse stick strike from Jason Mallet.

Long Sutton Men’s 4th 0,

March Town Men’s 4th 7

In their first friendly of the season Sutton saw a few new players, Joss Calderbank and Sam Grey.

The team started to fight back in the second half versus a team from two leagues higher, PoM Josh Thody showed in goal he was still on form.

Long Sutton Ladies 1st 3, Cambridge City Ladies 3rd 0

Long Sutton started their season strongly.

During the first half PoM Robyn Gribble scored a hat-trick. The first came from a ball through from the half way line from Melissa Ludlam. The second was a through ball from Bryony Normanton and the third was a solo run from the half way. In the second half Sutton tired but any shots Cambridge had on goal were pounced on by keeper Lorraine Wallis.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nd 0, Woodhall Spa Ladies 1st 1

In the second match of the new season Long Sutton struggled to score following Woodhall Spa’s early goal despite numerous attempts from forwards Katie Ireland, Emma Howell, Rhian Goodge and Becky Kierman.

The player of the match was Helen Worth and a special mention goes to keeper Mags on debut, plus strong defending from captain Sam Carr.