Men’s 2nd only winners for Sutton

LSHC Mens’ 1st 3
Bourne Deeping 1st 4
The home side boasted a 14-man strong squad with additions of Dan Oldfield, Will Taylor and Mckenzie East.
The game began with Sutton pushing early doors. However, five minutes in, Bourne Deeping got on the scoresheet.
The ball found its way through several bodies and the keeper was unable to prevent a Bourne player from tapping in from a yard out.
Bourne were on the front foot and soon added a second through a penalty stroke.
Sutton were a little winded ten minutes in and seemed to have lost their drive. The experienced heads on the pitch rallied the troops to get them going again.
Halfway through the half, the home side won their first penalty corner and Joshua Fyson slotted it home with the drag flick.
As the half came to a close, the travelling side were able to add a third.
Sutton responded well, attacking quickly and Fyson was able to convert once more.
The second half and a quick counter attack found Plant, who deflected onto the keeper but volleyed the rebound home to take his tally for the season to two from two.
The home side were gunning for a winner but Bourne remained calm and through a fast paced counter attack, found a lone attacker in the circle who finished with a their first touch.
LSHC Mens’ 2nd 4
Bourne Deeping 2nd 1
Sutton won the toss and gave the push back to Bourne Deeping.
Reverting to 4-4-2 with an experienced back four, the side soon settled well with Braginton a little busier this week but still not really threatened as the defensive line performed well.
It was no surprise when, after a robotic run by Will White, which ended in a diving save from the Deeping keeper, Batten tapped in to open scoring.
Pressure was applied and after good work by Jackson, which earned a flick, Canham scored to make it 2-0 at half time.
Second half started and Bourne clawed a goal back.
This spurred Sutton into action and soon after, Batten scored to restore the two-goal margin.
It was left to Jackson to round off the scoring thanks to an excellent pass from Ed White.

LSHC Ladies 1st 0 Cambridge South 3rd 1
Trying out new positions for some key players, Sutton held their own in what was an equally-fought game.
Nat Frost won a short corner midway through the first half but Lisa Baker’s strike was too high and was disallowed.
Midfielders Emma Grosvenor and Esme Whitelam worked tirelessly to keep the opposition at bay.
Sutton were kept from scoring by Cambridge who took the ball on the counter attack late in the second half and managed to put away their attempt at the back post giving them the 1-0-win.
LSHC Ladies 2nd 0 Cambridge South 6th 3
The defence worked hard to feed the midfield of Katie Whittaker, Lynne Braginton and Lillie Tegerdine and despite the best efforts of Ellie Sandal, who was meeting the Cambs attack confidently, Sutton found themselves a goal behind to a well worked short corner.
This soon became two when Cambs broke down a Sutton foray up-field and counter attacked well, finding Sutton light at the back.
A further strike from a short corner found Sutton 3-0 down at half-time.
The team never gave up and with a little bit of fortune, Sutton may have grabbed a goal back, but they can be proud of the way they played preventing Cambs adding to their tally.

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