Baker puts the cherry on top of superb Long Sutton season

Long Sutton Men’s 1s crowned their best season points-wise for 19 years with a 6-0 demolition of Bourne Deeping 2nds.

After picking up just four points from their first four fixtures, a positive season for the young side ended with three straight wins.

Sutton have developed into a passing, attractive hockey playing unit.

This proved to be true right from the start of the half when Josh Baker, in his most complete team performance of the season, showed excellent skills in midfield before delivering a pinpoint cross for Canham to deflect into the net for the opener.

Sutton pushed forward and the score was 3-0 at half time after two excellent finishes from Sam Markille and Baker himself.

The margin could have been larger had Sutton been more clinical with their finishing, Tom Baguley being the biggest villain when showing why his forays into the opponents D are rare but rarely missed!

Baker started the second half in even better form than he had in the first and 18 minutes in he had his well deserved hat-trick.

Sutton’s movement and Bourne’s fatigue meant space began to appear all over the pitch.

The wily poacher Markillie and the old head Nick Ellis calmly helped the young raiding Sutton midfielders Jacob Synott and Will Taylor keep pressure on.

They were ably supported by Harry Synott, all over the pitch in his last competitive match.

The ubiquitous Baker was involved in the sixth and final goal when his fine cross was deflected into the net by Canham for his second.

* Division 4NW champions Long Sutton 2 rounded off their successful campaign by beating Bourne Deeping 3s. Josh Fryson scored twice, Luke Jackson and Luke Proctor once each.

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