Sutton defeated despite determined defensive display

Long Sutton 1st 0,

Camb Univ 2nds 2

Sutton will be aggrieved not to have gained a point from this game despite defending for most of the match.

Cambridge dominated possession from start to finish but Sutton defended heroically and it was 0-0 at the break.

The second half saw Sutton step up their game and they had the two best chances of the game from short corners but could not convert.

Cambridge finally broke a resilient defence from a short corner 10 minutes from time and when Ashley Taylor was sent off for dissent Cambridge added a second as they caught Sutton pushing for an equaliser.

Long Sutton 2nds 2,

March 2nds 2

Long Sutton started well and had six short corners, but could not convert them into goals with the March goalkeeper pulling off some fantastic saves.

March were more clinical in their finishing and a couple of defensive slips meant Sutton went into the break 2-1 down. Sutton came back into the second half fighting and pulled the scoring back level, but despite several chances couldn’t find the winning goal.

Plenty of positives to be taken away from the game, though, and some good performances from Watt, Fox, Donaghy and Allen.

Long Sutton 3rds 0,

Leadenham 1st 8

Sutton, with a depleted squad, struggled to get into their game and were soon behind to a couple of well worked Leadenham goals.

They never really recovered and conceded goals with regularity throughout the match.

Indeed without excellent work from Albert Slator (mom) in goal the result could have been much worse.

Long Sutton 4ths 0,

Spalding 5ths 2

Long Sutton Ladies 2,

Louth 1st 2

Top of the table Long Sutton started strongly but numerous shots from Sophie Hart, Rebecca Kierman, Melissa Ludlam and Louise Southgate did not find the net.

Nearing the end of the first half Sutton finally managed to convert a short corner, with Sarah Walker scoring from a straight strike. Sutton continued to push forwards, which allowed Louth to have a break and they managed to score a goal to even the score.

Louth piled on the pressure after the break but a small spell of Sutton good play gained a short corner that Sarah Walker slotted home again.

Louth however managed to level the scores again. Player of the Match was Louise Southgate.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nds 1, Boston 1st 7

With Long Sutton only having 10 players, Boston challenged them to a very hard 70 minutes and led 3-0 at the break.

After a half time team talk, Sutton looked hopeful pushing hard onto Boston and were rewarded with a goal from Ireland.

From then on Boston took over adding four more goals. Claire Billingham saved and cleared many to keep the score down.