Long Sutton Hockey Club takes on St Ives, Bourne Deeping and St Neots
Three Long Sutton hockey sides were in action over the weekend.
The men's 1st team took on high-flying St Ives in their first game since the winter break, and were beaten 5-2 come the end of a tricky contest.
They were more than in the fight, and a 5-1 half time score to St Ives flattered them - with their five coming from unfortunately placed rebounds and short corners.
Sutton’s goal came after excellent work from Josh Fyson, who sent Baker free to finish into the roof of the net.
Sutton were determined to win the second half, and started brightly.
The Sutton defence of Sam Gray, Matt Holmes, Simon Clarke and Micheal Donaghy were kept busy, but they gave St Ives very little chances on goal. Sutton looked most likely to score throughout the second half with Baker and Fyson coming closest from open play.
Their second goal came via a firmly taken short corner into the roof of the net.
Despite a hard loss, Sutton can take many positives out of this as they look to build on it and take it into next week. Man of the match was James Cliff for a fine second half showing.
Meanwhile, the men's 2nd team came out on top after a foggy fixture against Bourne Deeping.
Ed Whites opened their scoring on the day and in 2022, and he would go on to score once more and provide two assists before the game was over.
Stef Fox as usual ran operations in midfield alongside his multi-lingual assistant Ed Blanco; these two recycled ball with Frazer Watt, Dan Batten and the ever willing Ben Hales and Tyler Hagan.
Hagan was awarded man of the match after he scored twice himself, and despite easing off in the second half they managed to see out the game comfortably.
Sutton's ladies' 1st team picked up vital points away to fellow strugglers St Neots, earning a 4-2 win.
Lisa Baker and Amber Jones scored, with a brace from Hannah Baker earning her the player of the match award.