Sutton stalled after slow start

Long Sutton 1st 2,

Ramgharia 1st 8

Sutton were still in the changing room as Ramgharia took the lead within 40 seconds and they soon added a second as they tormented Sutton’s defence.

Sutton did come alive towards the end of the first half with good work from Cook setting up a penalty stroke which skipper Harrison calmly slotted home.

Sutton created good chances but were not as clinical as the hosts who added a further three goals for a 5-1 half-time lead.

Sisson added a second Sutton goal after more good work from Cook but Ramgharia added another three despite Sutton having good possession.

Long Sutton 2nds 2,

Newmarket 1st 3

Long Sutton took on the champions of Division 4NW who earlier in the season had taught them a lesson in hockey. 

It was 25 minutes before Sutton’s defence was breached following a great flowing move from Newmarket’s stylish offence. 

Sutton continued to play good hockey, with stand in skipper for the day Nick Bailey coming close. 

Just before half-time Newmarket were given a penalty stroke, following a goalbound strike inadvertently stopped by the foot of a Sutton defender, which was dutifully dispatched.

Sutton made it 2-1 with Ben Shore putting a trade mark drag flick into the top corner for his 30th goal of the season. 

Sutton’s defence continued to hold firm with outstanding work from Josh Fyson (mom) but Newmarket scored with an unstoppable short corner routine.

Though 3-1 down, Sutton kept their heads up and Shore added a second goal from a short corner. 

Long Sutton Ladies 1st 1, Bourne Deeping 1st 0

Long Sutton secured promotion with a second half goal from Rebecca Kierman and sealed the title in their last game.

Nerves were high but the second half saw a much better overall performance from Long Sutton, with numerous goal scoring chances, but the Bourne Deepings keeper was outstanding.

Late in the second half Sutton managed to break through with Sophie Hart making a run down the wing crossing the ball into the D, where Rebecca Kierman dived towards the ball and sent the ball goalbound.

Charlene Leuty was player of the match.

Long Sutton Ladies 2nds 2, Grantham 1st 2

The first half saw Grantham take an early lead which was cancelled out by Louise Billingham deflecting a shot by Sutton’s skipper Lisa Baker.

Long Sutton took a 2-1 lead in the second half with a strike on goal from Baker. Despite fluent team play Grantham managed an equaliser.

Outstanding performances from the whole team, with the player of the match award shared between sweeper Laura Temple and the returning Rhian Goodge.