LSHC Mens' First v Cambridge South 1s

Played Away on 8th December 2018
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8th Dec 2018 Mens' 2nd - Home vs Spalding 2s


Will Taylor profile


Sutton headed to Cambridge for their last game before the Christmas break wondering what surprise awaited them behind door 8 of their advent calendar. With all of the team arriving from different directions it was Sam (being on time is so uncool) Markillie that arrived first at the college pitch and awaited the sporadic arrival of the rest of the squad; Sutton had played South in the first match of the season and were comprehensively beaten by a well organised and drilled team; hopes were for a different result this time as the Sutton team had shown great improvement over the course of the first half of the season. However this improvement had not been lost on South, who were interested to see the team that had beaten Nomads recently and to test themselves against that side. Sutton were also missing Baguley who, just as he was before his paternity leave, is the sides most influential player and this showed from the off when South over ran the young side and quickly went into a two goal lead. Spirit was evident again though and Stef Fox marshalled his defence well to ensure there was no further scoring until on the stroke of half time when, after Canham had won a short corner, Will Taylor dispatched the slip into the net via a deflection – 2-1 and back in the game! Heady talks of a comeback were soon a dim distant memory though as South delivered a second half performance to be admired; the young team did not give up but suffice to say it was a real ‘festive' performance, with some getting cards, some giving away presents and others getting over tired and moody after all the excitement! Torrential rain and to quote the opposition conceding ‘the worst goal I have ever seen' mean this match is unlikely to make an appearance on the end of season highlights DVD, however where else would you rather be……………………………………………………….. No further detail is required in order to protect the innocent other than to mention how well Stef Fox and Harry Synott manned the barricades with able support from Ed White and to note that behind door 8 of the Calendar was indeed 8 opposition goals come the end! Not the finish to the first half of the season the side wanted but the boys will do well to remember how well they have come on since those distant days of September and look to build on that improvement!