Sutton hit for six after poor second half show

Long Sutton 1st 2, Ramgharia 6

Sutton started brightly on Saturday pinning back their opposition in their half and opened the scoring through Gary Hales.

Ramgharia equalised against the run of play, but Sutton responded and regained their lead although Sutton should of had more goals to show for their possession at half time.

It was a poor second half performance from Sutton. Individual errors, a lack of shape, communication and the simple hockey skills were to be the cause of a second half battering from Ramgharia whose skilful players punished Sutton clinically with five second half goals. Man of Match: Jamie Featherstone.

Long Sutton 1st 5, 1

St Albans 1st 1

A much-changed Sutton had a very good cup win on Sunday.

They dominated from start to finish with skipper Jimmy Harrison opening the scoring by slotting a penalty flick into the corner after great work from Ben Shore.

Sutton then doubled their lead through Danny Sisson. Man of the match Nick Ellis was a constant threat down the right, supplying the forwards with fantastic balls.

After the break St Albans scored their only goal of the game from a short corner. Instead of dwelling on this Sutton stormed forward and Ben Shore ferociously flicked the ball into the net to make it 3-1.

Sisson got back into the act and scored two more to complete his hat-trick. An excellent team performance gave Sutton a much deserved victory and sent them through to the third round.

Long Sutton 2nds 0,

Newmarket 1st 8

The scoreline suggests a disappointing performance from Sutton, but in truth it was far from it.

Defeat against a very strong Newmarket team, who won their division last year and are playing below their level again, is nothing to lose heart over.

They were 4-0 down at half time but the whole side played with spirit and a togetherness and could walk off at the end with their heads held high.

Difficult to pick out individual performances when everyone worked hard but James Cliff in goal and Simon Clarke deserve special mentions.

Long Sutton Ladies 1st 3,

Ely City 1st 2

Sutton started the game with lots of attacking runs down the wings from Sophie Hart and Charlene Leuty.

The first goal came from a goal mouth scramble to see Leuty knock the ball in. Sutton kept on the pressure with Ely having very few attacks. The second goal came from a short corner, that Melissa Ludlam slotted in while the ball was airbound.

The third goal came from another short corner that Ludlam deflected in off the post. Sutton then lost Sally Cade to injury, putting them under a bit of pressure. Jess Hudson followed shortly after, getting hit in the eye with a stick.

This put Sutton under a lot of pressure, which allowed Ely to grab two quick goals. Sutton still managed to hold on to their well-deserved lead, even with an injury-struck team. Player of the Match was shared between Rachael Gadsden and Ludlam.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nds 2, Spilsby 1st 1

This was an impressive win from Long Sutton with the whole team playing well.

A short corner in the first half saw Spilsby score however Sutton kept fighting. The pace picked up after half time with Lisa Baker scoring twice from great shots.

The player of the match was Emma Howell because of her wing sprints. There was also good team play from midfielders Helen Worth and Hannah Greenacre.

n Long Sutton fielded an under-14 team in league action at Surfleet and had two wins and two defeats.

They laboured to a 1-0 defeat to Bourne Deeping but beat Leadenham 5-0 with goals from White, Gray, Lamming, Forrest and Portass. Sleaford proved much too strong in the next match and had a 6-1 victory, Will White claiming the consolation goal.

An adventurous formation with only one defender saw them run out 4-0 victors in the final game with Gray, White, Shire and Thorpe on target.