Long Sutton 6, Spalding 3
Sutton shrugged off their league defeat the previous day to give local rivals Spalding a good thumping in the HA Cup.
They started well and put Spalding under immense pressure. It was only Spalding’s keeper stopping them going in front.
Sutton opened the scoring through Sisson and continued to spray the ball round and added a second, a thunderbolt from Fyson from a penalty corner. Hales added a third and soon after Sisson added his second to make it 4-0. Spalding snatched one back from a penalty corner.
The second half saw Spalding come at Sutton, but Harrison and Shore soon started to control things again. Bailey was making all kind of awkward runs creating problems for Spalding and Ellis was flying down the wing supported well by Batten.
Sisson completed his hat-trick and then Hales scorched the underside of the bar and into the goal to make it 6-1. Spalding hit back with a goal as Sutton lapsed concentration for a few moments and then added a third from a penalty flick.
Norwich City 6, Long Sutton 1
Norwich started strongly in the Premier B fixture and put Sutton under some pressure and soon took the lead.
Sutton started to play some good hockey, but costly errors allowed Norwich to counter attack and made it 3-0 at half-time.
The visitors started the brighter in the second half and were rewarded with a sweet reverse stick strike by Danny Sisson. Sutton tired to build on this but the errors crept back into their game and Norwich were in a punishing mood and added three more to make it 6-1.
Long Sutton 2nds 1, St Ives 2nds 3
A lack lustre performance from Long Sutton who were never at the races in the first half as St Ives went 3-0 ahead.
Sutton showed improvement with St Ives not having a single shot in the second half which was typified with Stefan Fox deflecting a fantastic reverse shot into the top corner. Though the game was being orchestrated by man of the match Jeremy Watt, Sutton were unable to put away the numerous chances created. Sutton go into next weeks game against Bourne & Deeping knowing that only a win is acceptable.
Spalding 4ths 6, Long Sutton 4ths 1
Despite the scoreline which flattered Spalding a little, Sutton will take heart from this match, because several of their players gave signs of real progress.
With the score at 2-0 at half time, Sutton were well in the match, but they soon learned the dangers of losing possession in their own territory, when twice Spalding’s experienced players seized on mistakes and converted them into goals.
Sutton never gave up though, and the youngsters grew into the game. Good work from Milnes presented the ball to George Smith who smuggled it through to Sisson to score.
Long Sutton 2, Spalding 5ths 0
Sutton moved up to second place after a well fought victory over a young Spalding side.
Goals came from Scott Ingram and Edmund White in the first half.
A satisfactory win, which was never in doubt really due to more excellent defensive work by Dave Maris, Nick Worth and man of the match Simon Clarke. A good game that both sides can take positives from.
Long Sutton Ladies 2, Watton 1
Newly promoted Long Sutton had their first win of the season even though they seemed very lethargic the first half and trailed 1-0.
They made up for it the second half with an early goal from Becky Kierman and Leanne Woodhead gave Sutton the lead!
Watton then came back strong, with numerous short corners, but the Sutton defence remained strong with some fantastic play from Lorraine Wallis and player of the match Jess Hudson.