LSHC Mens' First v City Of Peterborough 4ths

Played Home on 26th March 2022

PLAYER OF THE MATCH

Sam Gray profile

Position:
Outfield
Appearances:
21
Goals:
0
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Long Sutton Mens 1st looked to round off the 2021/22 campaign in fine form after a fine set of results in previous weeks. Hosting City of Peterborough 4ths who had also had a somewhat similar run of wins in weeks previous. Then men in green who were keen to cement there place in 5th were looking for revenge from last time out against Peterborough after being pegged back to a 3-3 draw.

The game started in Sutton's favour. Proctor, Ellis, Sargeant and baker lining well but couldn't put away a couple of east early chances from the home team. Then in usual fashion Josh Baker would score the hard way neatly finishing from a tight angle strong hand beating keeper at the near post, swiftly followed by a second on the reverse from a just as difficult an angle over the keepers head and into the top corner. The green machine was up and running and looking for blood. The ever impressive Gary Hales was soon to join in on the action with an audacious sweeping lob over the advancing keeper. Neither side woudl add to the scoreline before half time as sutton continued to test the Peterborough keeper. 3-0 sutton halftime

The second half started in the same vein with Sutton looking to be more clinical than the first with outcomes in the D. This came to great aveil and on the 3rd time of trying Josh Fyson added his goal to the game with a firm drag flick into the back board. Peterborough then began to Mount pressure on the back line to try and close the gap. Donaghy and fyson in the middle of defence with Holmes and Proctor either side shored up the vast majority of Peterboroughs forays into the Sutton half but with 15 to go they soon found a way past James Cliff in the goal. The forwards of Baker and Hales looked to respond quickly using the width of Ellis, Taylor and Sargeant to good effect to get up the pitch ably assist by Ibrahim and Gray in the middle of the park. The chances came fast most noteable being baker beating keeper and defender to miss the empty goal. Not deterred he decided to go for the hard goal and 5 minutes after going down a goal baker put one over the keepers head into the roof once again. This again was swiftly by bakers 4th finishing a fine Sam Gray pass. Peterborough at this point went for broke and soon has success of there own with a string of short corners and chances of which they would score with 5 minutes left from a bobbling ball on a short corner. The Sutton response would be less than 30 seconds with 3 passes ending with Ellis to Hales to finish top of the D to round off Sutton's scoring for the day and for the season. Peterborough would get their third with the final play of the game on a short corner.