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Long Sutton lose King’s Lynn Pelicans hockey derby; ladies' tough test at leaders Cambridge South


By Pete Woodhouse


LSHC Men 2 Pelicans 6

Long Sutton welcomed King’s Lynn Pelicans hoping to gain their first points of the season.

Sutton started well and after three minutes took the lead with an excellent deflected finish from Alex Canham following great work from Tom Burton, Nick Ellis and Dan Batten.

Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18866045)
Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18866045)

Pelicans found an equaliser after Sutton failed to clear a counter-attack. The half continued at pace and after good work in midfield Sutton retook the lead through a clinical Josh Baker finish.

Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans
Sutton opener (18866037)
Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans Sutton opener (18866037)

Pelicans scored to level it at half-time 2-2.

Sutton started the second half well but so did Pelicans and with some excellent finishing and good pressing managed to overpower the Sutton side.

Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans
Sutton opener (18866027)
Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans Sutton opener (18866027)

Jacob Synott and Will Taylor particularly put in good performances and there is much to work on next week.

PoM: James Cliff.

Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18865989)
Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18865989)

Cambridge South 1sts 4 LSHC Ladies First 0

Sutton knew that this would be the toughest away game of the season against the runaway league leaders.

The ladies could have folded after conceding early, but with determination and graft they battled on. South scored another goal before half-time with a bullet shot and added two more.

Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18865975)
Peele Leisure Centre - men's hockey action Long Sutton v Pelicans (18865975)

Next are local rivals Spalding.

PoM: Maisie Sullivan.



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