LSHC Ladies Second v Leadenham 1s

Played Away on 29th September 2018
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29th Sep 2018 Mens 3rd - Away vs Louth 2s

Long Sutton Ladies 2nd XI took on Leadenham away today having had a few players drop out last minute they travelled with 9 players, won the Toss and thought perhaps their luck might be in. The first 15 minutes both sides were equally matched with the midfielders Hannah Baker, Sarah Walker, Katie Collingwood Smith and Georgina Synnott taking charge in the middle of the pitch where Baker won their first attacking short corner very early on but unfortunately they could not quite convert this or the many others that were won. After about 20 minutes Sutton did concede on one of the short corners they gave away which Leadenham converted through a straight strike from the Top of the D, Lisa Baker missing this narrowly which left Emily Braginton wrong footed behind her. A short while later, unfortunately, they managed to help them with the 2nd as Lucy Smith at right-back defending another short corner just managed to miss with the stick and turn it goal bound with her foot. Sutton went into to halftime 2-0 down.

Sutton were awarded their fair share of short corners through the 2nd half too but still could not convert any due the Strong Leadenham defence and the woodwork. Sutton however did not give up lightly and kept pressing throughout leaving Daisy at the back alone on the right however she managed to deal with this situation with a fantastic show of skill and pace to help drive the ball back up the pitch hooking up flawlessly with Emma Grosvenor, Baker and Walker to start yet another attack. Sutton played some fantastic hockey all through the game but as the 2nd half went into the later part they started to show signs of tiredness when Baker gave away a short corner and then let the strike at the top of the D go straight through her legs leaving the game 3-0 to Leadenham. However, Sutton were not disappointed however due to the fantastic hockey they played, things can only get better as they get stronger. They will regroup and take all the positives into next weeks' game at home against Alford 2nd's. 

Report by Lisa Baker.