Ben Shore smashed in four goals as Long Sutton continued their recent good run in Division One with a brilliant 6-3 away success at Cambridge City 3rds on Saturday.
Shore scored his first of the afternoon to get Sutton back onto level terms at 2-2 after Josh Fyson had cancelled out Cambridge’s early opener.
The visitors then made a bright start to the second period with Shore scoring twice more to complete his hat-trick and Will Cook also on target.
Although Cambridge reduced the arrears to 5-3, Shore struck for the fourth time to secure the success for Sutton.
Defensive lapses and wasteful finishing proved costly for Long Sutton 2nds who went down to a 3-1 home reversal against their Bourne Deeping counterparts.
Finding themselves three goals adrift, the hosts did pull a goal back when Nick Ellis converted a short corner.
Sam Gray and Adam Taylor tackled well for the hosts and Dan Oldfield enjoyed a solid game playing in the midfield.
Man of the match was Matt Goodley who produced a quality performance following on from his representative honours in the previous week.
A youthful Long Sutton 3rds suffered their first defeat of the Division 6NW campaign.
They were edged out 2-0 in a close home contest against a strong Leadenham side.