LSHC Mens' First v Cambridge Nomads 1s

Played Home on 24th November 2018
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Tom Baguley profile


Cambs Nomads at home was on the menu on Saturday for the on form Sutton squad, however the high-flying Nomads were always going to be a different proposition! The first half was an entertaining goalless affair with the returning Brad Whitmore in goal excelling at times with a mature confident performance and the clinical Harry Synott at left back consistently getting the job done with the eagle eye of a sniper with his goal line clearances. Sutton had their own chances too with Baker having a couple of opportunities from short corners so it was a fair reflection when the scores were level at half time. Captain Fox gave his usual half time rallying call and the side settled in to resume battle in the second half. As expected Nomads started the half well yet despite a series of short corners Sutton's goal remained intact and 25 minutes in it was still 0-0. And then a ‘where were you when Kennedy was shot' moment happened! It all started with an innocent short corner which was injected by Jacob Synott to Tom ‘sniffer' Baguley who faked a stick stop and then fired an Exocet into the net! To give this goal some context; if your definition of Prolific is a goal every 150 games then Tom Baguley is a prolific goal-scorer! We can confidently predict that come next week all the supporters there will be wearing ‘I was there when Baggers scored' T Shirts! There was still a game to finish though and Sutton had chances to add to their lead yet the underlying feeling was this profligacy in front of goal may ultimately cost them and it was almost déjà vu when 2 minutes from the end Nomads won a flick after Harry Synott selflessly in the call of duty blocked it on the line with his knee and it was converted despite a good attempted save from Whitmore. Spirit is not something this young team lack though and after a rallying call from ‘Rambo' Burton the ball was played down the flank to Josh Baker who embarked on an excellent direct run into the ‘D' and unleashed an unstoppable finish into the back of the net! Cue wild celebrations on the touchline and all that was left was for the match to be seen out by the young side and to claim 3 points after what was a fantastic performance from the whole team.