LSHC Ladies Second v Spalding 3s

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20th Oct 2018 Mens' 2nd - Away vs Kettering 2s


Emily Braginton profile


On the back of their first win of the season last week Sutton went out with a strong 11 team determined to continue their winning streak against local rivals Spalding 3s. Sutton started the game strongly with some excellent passing from the midfield of Ali Monaghan, Sally Hoyles, Rhian Goodge, Lisa Baker and Daisy Rummery but were unlucky not to get the shots away once in the D. With some fast counter attacks from Spalding, Sutton were chasing back to defend their own goal but did this well getting the ball away every time.

Sutton were again putting more and more pressure on Spalding getting in the D, with a short corner awarded, Sutton looked hopefully but Spalding defended well and got the ball out of danger. Despite it being a late October game the sun was beaming down and Sutton began to struggle in the heat but half-time came just as Sutton needed it.

Following the half-time team talk from Captain Baker (L) but also some fantastically loud cheering and Mexican Waves from the support on the side, Sutton started the second half determined to get a win not just for them but for all those that gave up their Saturday afternoon to come and support.

With again some superb passing from the midfield the ball was driven into the D several times but neither forwards of Hannah Baker of Georgina Synnott could get their sticks onto the ball. Sutton stayed strong at the back with the defence of Lucy Smith, Claire Smith and Rachael Gadsden hardly allowing Spalding to get their shots away making the tackles just at the right time. With the few shots that Spalding did manage to get they were dealt with easily by keeper Emily Braginton.

Continuing to fight hard and drive the ball forward Sutton managed to get the ball to Baker (H) in a bit of space on the edge of the D and she hit the ball straight to the back of the goal. Sutton continued to drive even harder and eventually, Sutton had another break getting awarded 2 short corners after quick succession but neither could be converted.

Spalding fought back again finding themselves in a 1-on-1 with Braginton who gave away a flick but redeemed herself by keeping it out of the goal. Sutton held strong after this continuing to attack but not being able to convert but also not conceding finishing the game with a 1-0 win.

As a team we would just like to say a big Thank You to all the support we got from the side. It was fantastic to see so many people there supporting us, your cheering kept us fighting and helped us get the win. 

Report by Claire Smith