LSHC Mens' First v Kettering 1s

Played Home on 26th January 2019
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7th Feb 2019 Mixed - Home vs Lindum 2nds - MIXED CUP


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Favourite Food:
Spaghetti Carbonara
Favourite Song:
eez-eh - Kasabian
Prince Harry / Beaker

Long Sutton welcomed Kettering to the Astro in the reverse fixture to the away game that saw Sutton defeated 7-1 earlier in the season; but this Sutton team is very different to the one that travelled that day. Players have evolved and the return of Danny Batten has seen form improved and the table climbed to the point where mid table mediocrity is an attainable target! Kettering came in numbers with a mix of young and not so young players; almost a mirror image of the Sutton side but it was the away side who started better. In fact where it was the reporter who turned up 18 minutes late last week, it felt like the entire team turned up 18 minutes late this week by which time they were already 1-0 down after Kettering scored from open play. Finally Sutton came to the party and Canham passed a quick free hit to Batten who laid in Josh Baker to rifle an unstoppable shot into the top corner, 1-1. Sutton found their form and took the game to Kettering with the defence of Whitmore, Fox, Baguley, Harry Synott, Burton and Dan Oldfield continuing their recent run of fine form and defending their lines well. The scores were level at half time, though Sutton had finished the half stronger and the usual half time talk from Captain Fox, Ellis and Markillie renewed the focus of the side. Both teams exchanged a number of shorts but failed to get the breakthrough until 12 minutes from the end when good work from Batten again released Hagan whose deflected pass found Canham just in front of the P spot and he volleyed it into the top corner, 2-1. Kettering to their credit pushed on for an equaliser but the Sutton defence held firm assisted by the hard working midfield and the final whistle heralded a well deserved win and 3 more points for the improving side. The team played well again in what was a tough match and they were ably supported by the sideline crowd who continue to have faith in this group of Mummy's and Daddy's little Soldiers (and Sailors!).