Misses cost Sutton dearly

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LSHC Ladies 1, St Neots 1

Third placed Sutton Ladies started brightly, most notably from Charlie Leuty, Sarah Walker, Hannah Greenacre, Leanne Woodhead, Lisa Baker and Louise Southgate but chances went begging.

The second half saw Southgate score a well struck goal. Despite goalkeeper Lorraine Wallis’s string of blocks St Neots levelled via one of their short corners. PoM: Lorraine Wallis and Gemma Parr.

Ladies 2nd 0, City of Peterborough 3rds 7

After the long Christmas break, Sutton played the experienced Peterborough side.

Howell made excellent runs down the right creating chances but Peterborough were more clinical and led 3-0 at half-time.

LSHC Men 0, Cambridge City 2nds 6

League leaders Cambridge proved exactly why they are topping the table on Saturday.

Cambridge started well and were gifted the their first two goals from sloppy play by Sutton. Sutton threatened the Cambridge goal with some excellent work down the right by Whatling.

The second half saw Sutton have more possession as Hardy covered vast areas of the pitch but they couldn’t break down a formidable defence. As Sutton tried to press on Cambridge opened them up and added four more goals.

LSHC Mens’ 2nd 6, Cambridge South 2nds 2

Both teams started well and the play was end to end.

Sutton opened the scoring through Ben Shore, who proved to be back to scoring ways with his first of five goals, getting his second in before half-time.

After the break, South came out strong testing Sutton, keeper Cliff proving to be in form making critical saves. South netted a penalty stroke, while playmaker Watt needed a five-minute break after a heavy 50/50 challenge, followed by a injury to Cliff stopping a bullet shot with his leg inside of his pad, and a calf injury to Wiles. Donaghy scored, and special mentions to Fox, Wiles, MoM Shore and Cliff.

LSHC Mens’ 3rd 0, Leadenham 6

Both teams attacked with gusto, thwarted by saves at each end of the pitch.

Leadenham are a determined well drilled side and led 0-2 at half-time.

Sutton MoM: David Maris. A final score of 0-6 was unflattering for a Sutton side that battled so well but unfortunately lacked the team discipline and final touch of their opponents.

LSHC Mens’ 4th 1, Leadenham 2nds 5

Two soft early goals and two soft late goals sandwiched a really encouraging performance from Sutton’s development side.

Two debutants did themselves proud: Charlie Hill in goal played with calm maturity and John Goodley at right back demonstrated his youthful exuberance. Dan Oldfield capped a good game with a tidy finish from Will White’s right wing cross.