Long Sutton 2nd 1,
Peterborough 5th 9
A totally different Sutton team performance this week with a lack of width, sloppy marking and below par performances all over the pitch in the first half as Peterborough led convincingly.
The level of performance improved at half-time and a subsequent Michael Donaghy goal raised hopes of a comeback, but team spirit was low by then and the frustrations of the first half ensured Sutton were unable to turn it around.
Player of the Match: Simon Clarke.
Long Sutton 3rd 2,
Spalding 4th 2
Sutton started well but whilst dominating possession, with Ash Rex to the fore, they could not find that key pass and finish to beat the Spalding keeper.
Eventually Spalding took the lead. However this galvanised Sutton’s young team and after good work by man of the match Ed White, Alex Canham found Andy Clarke who lifted the ball into the roof of the net.
The second half was also very open, and whilst both teams carved out a number of chances, with both goalies and the post coming to the rescue, it was Spalding who took the lead a few minutes from the end after a goalmouth scramble.
However Sutton did not let their heads drop and just before the final whistle, Canham picked out Scott Ingram in the ‘D’ to hit home a deserved equaliser.
Long Sutton 4th 3, Boston 2nd 0
Match conceded by Boston.
Long Sutton Ladies 1st 4, Bourne-Deeping 1st 2
Long Sutton had a depleted squad, leaving the second team unable to play and to concede their game against Boston.
Even though it seemed like a hard task ahead, Sutton started strongly and went 1-0 up after Melissa Ludlam (PoM) slotted in a deflection from a short corner. But against the run of play Bourne Deeping scored two quick goals.
Sutton then found their stride again and managed to equalise with Louise Southgate scoring her first goal for the club.
Sutton then found their game again. Leanne Woodhead slotted home a rebound from a short corner and a final goal came from Rebecca Kierman, who made a fantastic solo run.