Sutton falter after promising start

Long Sutton 1st 1,

Bluehart’s 1st 2

Long Sutton 2nds 0,

St Neots 1st 5

Long Sutton made a promising start and looked like dominating, but unfortunately just couldn’t seem to find the net.

This frustration and the first two goals from St Neots would unfortunately begin the demise of the game for Sutton. However the score line does not reflect the effort put in by the squad and the number of chances created.

Special mentions to Jeremy Watt, Conner Allan, James Cliff, Simon Clarke and Michael Carter. Matt Grange (MoM) made some critical tackles and even when injured continued to put 100% in to the game.

Long Sutton 3rds 6, Long Sutton 4ths 2

The thirds came out eventual victors, but not before a spirited comeback from the fourth team.

The thirds started well and after a number of chances took a 3-0 lead through two goals from Andy Clarke and one from Steff Fox. Fox was especially dominant in a central midfield role.

The fourths began to grow into the game towards the end of half-time and were rewarded with two goals from Alex Canham and Ben Marris making the half-time score 3-2.

Two late goals from Ash Rex and a third for Andy Clarke made for a cruel final score for the 4ths but both teams showed ample promise in what were very difficult conditions.

Long Sutton Ladies 4, Cambridge Nomads 0

Long Sutton made a very strong start and were soon 3-0 up, with all three goals coming from Rebecca Kierman.

The first was a rebound after a shot from Melissa Ludlam, the second was a deflection on the post from a short corner and the third was another deflection in front of goal. Sutton finished off the goal scoring with a solo run from Bryony Normanton who flicked the ball home from the top of the ‘D’.

Player of the Match was Bryony Normanton, but every single player of the team deserves recognition for an exceptionally good team performance.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nds 5, Horncastle 2nds 0

Long Sutton played brilliantly with hard work from everyone. Captain Sam Carr’s goal debut wasn’t quite as busy as expected as the opposition Horncastle were kept in their defending half by Sutton’s fast attacking.

Centre forward Katie Ireland scored an impressive three goals, and Emma Howell scored a further two, earning herself player of the match due to her super sprints down the wing!