Cambridge Nomads 1,
Long Sutton 4
LONG Sutton delivered when it mattered most in this final East Premier B match of the season with both sides needing victory to preserve their league status.
Sutton were able to take a full squad for only the second time all season.
The visitors quickly found their stride, Josh Fyson launching a huge aerial down the wing that was latched onto by Nick Ellis who crossed for Gary Hales to slam into the goal. Minutes later another move down the right between Fyson and Ellis saw a near post cross deftly touched home by Nick Bailey.
A third goal soon came with good work from Danny Sisson allowing Hales to add his second. Sutton then played with more control than of late with Jeremy Watt enjoying a great game in midfield and Jimmy Harrison patrolling the back of midfield to disrupt the home attack.
Sutton lost Stu Belding through injury but the introduction of Jamie Featherstone allowed them to adjust and see out the half.
The hosts had no option but attack in the second half and good work was required by defenders Tom Baguley and Andy Shore as well as some sharp saves by Jake Loweth.
Nomads pulled a goal back and came close to adding a second before the umpires correctly disallowed it. The final goal came when the home keeper could only push Sisson’s shot to Ellis who flicked home.
Sutton have shown character to maintain their status as Lincolnshire’s highest ranked league men’s team. The team thanks the supporters who made the journey to Cambridge.