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Long Sutton Hockey Club's mixed bag of results included defeat to Cambridge City



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Long Sutton's hockey sides produced a mixed bag of results over the weekend.

The men's first team took on the dreaded trip to Cambridge City with a weakened side of just 11, with a few niggling injuries adding to their woes.

They started well, however, and Josh Baker gave them the lead just 15 seconds into the game.

Long Sutton in action against Bourne Deeping earlier this season
Long Sutton in action against Bourne Deeping earlier this season

However, Cambridge piled on the pressure for the next half hour and took advantage by scoring four goals of their own - two of which came via short corners.

The ball also hit the postmen for two of their goals during that period.

Sutton were much brighter for the remaining five minutes of the first half, and they missed a few chances they would surely have taken in previous weeks.

Baker and Josh Fyson were the unluckiest of the bunch not to add to the scoreline.

However, Dom Ibrahim did manage to breach the Cambridge defence and finish neatly into the corner t reduce the deficit.

The visitors never really got going in the second period, failing to make a number of short corner opportunities count.

They lost Sam Gray and Donaghy to injury, and Cambridge pressed home their advantage by scoring a further five goals.

This was a strong learning curve for Sutton, who will be looking to bounce back when they face Cambs Vets next week.

Meanwhile, the Sutton ladies' first team suffered a 3-1 defeat.

Hannah Baker was their sole scorer.

However, the men's second string side were in fine form as they romped to a 5-0 win.

Alex Canham, Tom Baguley, Stefan Fox, Tyler Hagan and Ed White all netted during the victory.

Both the men's third team and ladies' second team had their matches postponed due to frost.



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