LSHC Mens' Second v St Ives 1sts

Played Away on 24th October 2020
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24th Oct 2020 Mens 3rd - Home vs Leadenham 3rds

A trip to St Ives is never an easy one; you are always guaranteed to meet a committed strong team whatever the circumstances. So travelling there missing Tom Baguley and Dom Ibrahim for 4 poster man and postman reasons made the task even harder. With Ed Munson and Luke Proctor stepping up from the thirds and acquitting themselves well the team carried their spirit from last week into the game. Fox organised his defence well and alongside Burton and Gray frustrated the home side who whilst well on top were kept at bay due to some excellent defending, good team working and finishing that Beethoven would have been proud of for his 10th Symphony. Sisson was kept busy in goal but the game was not all St Ives – Will Taylor continued to show his skills from last week and alongside his 2 namesakes Olly and Adam helped drive Sutton forward when they could. Eventually St Ives found a way and scored, short corners were their speciality and they worked them well and whilst they added to their lead Good work in open play by Donaghy will ensure everybody remembers his name next week! The two high spots of the half were 2 aerials from MOTM Tom Burton, the first being run onto by Will Taylor who finished well to reduce the arrears and the second landing in Newmarket! Half time the score was 4-1. St Ives were sure that they would get double figures and to be fair they were the better team; they were matched in commitment by Sutton though and even though out skilled they were never outfought and certainly kept a solidity of spirit that stood them well. The final score was 7-2, but I think it is more important to note that everyone put in a good shift in what was always going to be a hard game - East and Wiles particularly putting in some hard unrewarding work for the team. The report can not be complete without mentioning Tom Burton's first ever senior goal – after Will Taylor won the ball well in midfield he linked with Canham who found Burton in the middle, it was all then about Burton's determination to score and after snipering the keeper with his first thunderous strike he finished the rebound to kick start exuberant celebrations in the crowd as well as on the pitch! Even more impressive was the fact he shouted ‘last goal wins' as he struck the ball and made the previous 8 goals irrelevant!