Yellow cards cost Long Sutton
LSHC Men 1, Letchworth 3
After a small disruption (skipper Harrison forgetting his entire kit) Sutton started minus one in the Prem B.
They were immediately put under pressure by a good Letchworth outfit who soon broke the deadlock. Sutton, however, battled hard creating some good chances. Harrison finally arrived and then Fyson levelled things up with a trademark drag-flick making the game evenly poised at half-time at 1-1.
Letchworth deservedly took the lead through a deflection from a short corner. Sutton responded well with only the keeper’s helmet denying them an equaliser from a lovely Batten deflection.
Sutton pressed hard for a goal but were then reduced to nine men following some harsh yellow cards.
They defended superbly and thwarted everything Letchworth offered. Back to full strength, and as they pushed for an equaliser, Letchworth added a third.
LSHC Mens’ 2nd 5,
Bourne Deeping 2nds 1
Sutton went into the game the underdogs, but were on fire.
The excellent win that ensued was sadly overshadowed by an injury to a Bourne Deeping player that resulted in 30 stitches and Sutton wish him a swift recovery.
Sutton’s scorers were Ben Shore 2, Alex Canham with his 12th of the season, Luke Jackson with his sixth and Stef Fox topping off a fine display with a goal.
Ross Gavaghan was man of the match.
LSHC Mens’ 2nd 1,
St Neots 1
In a replay of the match abandoned with three minutes to go when Sutton were 3-0 up, Sutton took the lead through Adam Sisson in the first half.
The lead was held until three minutes from the end from a short corner.
Cambridge South 3rds 5, LSHC Mens’ 3rd 0
With the score 2-0 at half time there was still a chance of a comeback for a young inexperienced squad.
In the second half Sutton changed team shape. This worked at first but the attacking play led to gaps at the back which were exploited by Cambridge.
LSHC Mens’ 4th 10, Bourne Deeping 6ths 2
A crushing victory for Long Sutton, eclipsing their six goal win on the season’s opening day against the same opponents.
James Baker scored four from open play, set-piece specialist Ian White bagged a hat-trick and there were good strikes from Harry Synnott, Luke Lovegrove and John Sullivan. Young ‘keeper Tyler Hagan was excellent.