Long Sutton ladies maintain fine home run
LSHC Ladies 1 Cambridge University 2nds 1
The Peele school has only seen one defeat for the in-form ladies since the first game of the season.
The starting XI only saw one change, with Katie Bedford at right back for the unavailable Rachael Gadsden.
The game started at a high tempo with Cambs Uni making use of their five subs. Lou Southgate, Louise Billingham, Jo Bland and Leah Goodley worked tirelessly in midfield, feeding forwards Lisa Baker and Lyn Tancred. Cambs found a breakthrough around the 15-minute mark, but outstanding defending from Katie Bedford, Gemma Parr, Tania White and Jess Hudson held them before half-time.
Player of the match Lisa Baker had her best game of the season. With about 15 minutes left Leanne Woodhead scored. Lorraine Wallis pulled off save after save.
Waltham Forest 5
LSHC Men 2
Sutton looked for points to ensure safety in Prem B for next season, whilst Waltham are fighting it out at the top.
The break came 10 minutes in via a beautiful aerial ball from Josh Fyson over the heads of the opposition into the path of Fred Whatling’s well-timed run.
Waltham soon equalised from a short corner, followed by some poor luck for Sutton as the ball caught the underside of Baguley’s stick in the defending D, which was deemed deliberate, and a penalty was awarded. Keeper Steve Kirkham got a hand to the ball, but it wasn’t enough.
The half finished with Sutton 4-1 down. The second half was a more even affair, with Sisson scoring.
LSHC Men’s Second 0 Cambridge Uni 3rds 6
Afifth straight loss for the Seconds. The continuous onslaught of the 16 man-strong Uni side broke their gates.
It was great to see MoM James Cliff back in goal after three weeks out due to injury from a car accident.
Jackson hopes his men return fire against Cambridge, but this time to their Vets, this coming Saturday.
Spalding 5ths 3
LSHC Men’s Fourth 5
Sutton started the brighter, with the junior section driving them forward – Will Taylor, Matt Goodley and Josh Baker causing trouble for the home defence – but Spalding took the lead.
Sullivan and White then started to get into the game and Sutton drew level through a thunderbolt of a reverse shot from Josh Baker. Baker then put Sutton in front with a smart finish. Spalding quickly equalised.
In the second half Sutton again took the lead from a short corner after good link-up play from Baker and Walsh, Sullivan smashing home the rebound after a save. Spalding scored soon after and the defence of Ripley, Bragington and Holmes were outstanding at the end,
MoM Whitmore produced a crucial save to keep the scores level. Sullivan got his second from a short corner routine involving Rick O’shea, Baker then completed a much deserved hat-trick. Big thanks to John Sullivan for making a last minute dash to help out.