Long Sutton sweating on survival after heavy loss

Long Sutton Mens’ 1,
Norwich City 8

Sutton’s survival hopes took a massive dent on Saturday as they were beaten well by promoted Norwich.

Being 3-0 down at half time, Sutton lost the influential Featherstone and although they worked hard they just couldn’t match Norwich’s speed and conviction.

Sisson produced a good finish and then cleared off the line at the other end.

Sutton must now rely on other results going their way to remain in Premier B.

Long Sutton Ladies 0,
St Ives 4

Player of the match Lorraine Wallis in goal needed to be in top form to keep a skilful and industrious St Ives team from running riot.

Long Sutton had been forced into early substitutions with Kate Ireland having to leave the pitch due to sickness.

The defeat all but mathematically leaves Long Sutton relegated back to East Division One North in fourth from bottom spot, short of a miracle scoring feast at home to top of the league Harleston Magpies on April 6.

The youngsters Katie Ireland, Hannah Greenacre, Laura Temple, Emma Howell and Jeorgia Carr have all impressed which bodes well for the future.

Long Sutton Mens’ 4th 3, Spalding 5ths 2

Sutton fourths finished their league campaign as they started it, with a win.

Congratulations should go to both umpires – Bill Watt and Steve Stapenhill-Hunt – for umpiring sensibly and well when visibility was very often poor.

After some excellent work by the rapidly improving Dan Oldfield, Jack Smith opened the scoring. Spalding equalised, then took the lead with Ed Sly scoring against his former club.

Captain Ian White levelled and five minutes from time he struck a second to complete the comeback victory.