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Long Sutton Hockey Club men's and ladies' sides were in action against the Likes of St Neots 1st and Bourne Deeping



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Long Sutton Hockey Club's first team faced second-from-bottom St Neots 1st and came away with a big victory.

It was clear that goals were to be had for Sutton when Baker finished a nice solo goal in the opening five minutes.

Proctor, Batten and Baker would continue to test the Neots keeper. Batten soon added the second after good play from from Luke Jackson, Dom Ibrahim and Josh Fyson.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387666)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387666)

Josh Fyson quickly followed this up with a short corner goal to make the lead 3-0.

The second half started in the same vein as Fyson added his second, picking up a loose ball and flicking into the net.

Sutton’s pressure temporarily reduced and Neots began to create some chances. The defence of Simon Clarke, Dan Oldfield and Sam Gray held firm, but they eventually capitalised on one of three shorts corners won to work in past the goalkeeper.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387662)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387662)

This spurred Sutton into an a high press, and a nice tackle and drive across the baseline from Olly Taylor lead to an easy tap in for Josh Baker's second of the afternoon. This was swiftly followed by a tap in for Proctor after good work from Frazer Watt and Josh Baker to set up the chance.

The scoreline remained the same and the game ended at 6–1.

The first team now look to take their successes into next week when they face Peterborough away.

Elsewhere, the men's second team came out on top in their local derby with Wisbech 3s.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387657)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387657)

Harry Synott, Tom Burton, Gary Hales and Josh Norey were on hand to help out a depleted side, and as always they did not disappoint.

Sutton created some chances but a combination of goalkeeper, woodwork, good defending and rusty finishing kept the game scoreless until just midway through the first half, when good work from Hagan pushed the ball through for Canham to score.

This allowed Sutton to be a little more comfortable on the ball, and their second followed from a short when Ed White picked up a Fox pass and finished well. White then returned the favour to set up Fox for a smart turn and finish to make it 3-0 at half time.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387517)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387517)

Ben Hales and Josh Norey worked hard for the side, whilst the only hiccup was when Adam Taylor fell into a tackle and had some time off the pitch.

Then Storm Baggers hit Sutton; from an eerily quiet short corner from White, Baguley picked up the ball and struck a tornado of a shot into the corner of the goal and celebrated in a style similar to Trevor Francis in the 1979 European Cup Final.

Sutton worked hard to try and increase the margin with a lot of unselfish work from Hagan, Burton and Synott and it was no surprise when man of the match Ed White mastered the technical challenge of the wind and struck a showstopper of a shot towards goal, which was well palmed out by the Wisbech keeper with Canham on hand to volley home the rebound.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387510)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387510)

The final whistle went to seal a 5-0 win as Sutton retained top spot. Next week is their final road trip before Christmas, with Cambridge the destination.

The men's third team travelled to Bourne Deeping 5s and played out a thrilling 3-3 draw, with Eddie Hales and Alex Wilkinson scoring and Jack Smith named man of the match.

The ladies first team fielded just eight players as they lost 7-0, while the ladies second side fell short in an end-to-end game they lost 1-0.

Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387653)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387653)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387499)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387499)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387650)
Long Sutton ladies' first team in action against Bourne Deeping (53387650)


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