LSHC Ladies First v Bury St Edmunds 2nds

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Long Sutton Ladies welcomed promoted side, Bury St Edmunds and were determined to draw a line under last weeks game. The mantra of improving on the result from the first half of the season, back on, although having come away from Bury with a well- deserved draw, it was going to be a tall order. As expected, Bury started the game well and were in control, however Sutton have a composure in defence this season, and kept them at bay, leaving Wallis a virtual spectator. Lisa Baker, Tania White, Maisie Sullivan and Jess Burton were communicating well to ensure that the Bury forwards, who were switching at will, were marshalled well. With Gemma Parr restored in front of the back four, Sutton gradually began to get a foothold in the game and with excellent running from Jemima Dodd, Katie Collingwood Smith and Emmy Gittins the ball was being moved forward to Connie Gittins and Amber Jones to search for the all important opening goal. Sutton won a short corner which was injected to Connie Gittins at the top of the D, the ball was then slipped to Hannah Baker who took the shot and whilst not the most powerful shot it the world, it evaded the keeper to give Sutton the lead. (They all count). 1-0, half time. Sutton came out in the second half and took the game to Bury, confidence now high. Mid-way through the second half another short corner, led to Sutton doubling their lead. Another shot from Hannah Baker which was inexplicably left by both Bury defender and Goalkeeper. Having been 2-0 up away from home Sutton knew that Bury were still in the game and capable of a come-back, however despite a number of short corners (defended superbly with Maisie Sullivan running one), this time it was not to be. Another game with the score-line bettered than the previous game in the first half of the season. This one to be applauded though having left the promoted side only able to take 1 point from Sutton this season.