LSHC Ladies First v Cambridge Nomads 1s

Played Home on 16th March 2019
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Gemma Parr profile

Favourite Food:
Anything Edible
Favourite Song:
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Theodore (Chipmunks)

 Long Sutton entertained Cambs Nomads in the last home game and the penultimate game of the season. With Maisie Sullivan and Jess Burton absent, Sutton had to reorganize which meant that Jo Bland slipped into centre-back and Rhain Goodge played at left back. The style of Nomads play always seems to upset Suttons rhythm and this game was no exception. Their full press, combative style of play and determination meant that Sutton were immediately on the back foot. With the wind behind them, Sutton tried to get the ball wide but, maybe after last week's high, this week was going to be hard. The change of positions didn't help matters but Bland, White, Goodge and Cooper did well to keep the Nomads strikers at bay. Anything that did get through was ably cleared by Lorraine Wallis. Sutton did create chances with Hannah Baker, who had her best game of the season for the 1's, having the best chance of the first half with a powerful first time shot which whistled just past the post however, a Nomads attack somehow made its way through and a slight mishit managed to evade the pads of Wallis. 1-0 down at half time and all to play for. This side is determined and focused and they came out in the second half with a point to prove. The game stayed mostly in midfield, but Nomads went 2-0 up midway through which forced a change in formation from Sutton. Jo Bland played higher and capped off a cracking performance when she drove in from just inside her own half, dribbling past several Nomads before slamming an unstoppable shot past the helpless keeper. Nomads started to take time over hits and wind the clock down as they knew that they were now hanging on but as much as Sutton huffed and puffed, they couldn't get the equalizer. Jubilation from the Nomads as the whistle went showed how much it meant to them, but Sutton showed plenty of grit and quality throughout. Gemma Parr was MOM and ran tirelessly throughout the game disrupting Nomads and creating space for our players.