HOCKEY: Sisson’s awesome foursome seals Sutton win

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HARPENDEN 1st 3 LONG SUTTON 1st 4: DANNY Sisson fired all four goals as Sutton secured their second win of the season.

They started the Premier B clash well, with Sisson turning home a rebound after Josh Fyson’s short corner. Sisson then doubled his money from a perfect short routine.

Harpenden hit back though and had numerous short corners before eventually notching before the break.

The home side managed to level after the interval, but Ashley Taylor’s accurate thunderbolt reached Sisson in the D and he completed his hat-trick to put Sutton back ahead.

Once again Harpenden hit back, but there was still time for man-of-the-match Sisson to fire a dramatic winner.

RUTLAND 2nd 5

SPALDING 1st 10

RED-HOT Spalding took their goal tally to 49 in eight games in a thrilling 15 goal encounter at Uppingham on Saturday.

Having fallen behind to a third-minute penalty, Spalding bounced back and had soon drawn level with a Pete Wright trademark tap in.

Wright and Danny Shardlow continued to find the Rutland goal on a regular basis as they went into the break 5-1 ahead.

After the interval Rutland pulled the score back to 5-3, but Spalding continued their scoring spree and Russell Watts found the net before later being sin binned for a careless tackle. Shardlow (4) and Wright (5) completed the scoring.

SPALDING 2nd 3

MARCH 2nd 1

SPALDING came from behind to earn a fine win.

March took the lead inside four minutes, but Marcus Drury, Cameron Hanwell and Luke Jackson stopped it getting any worse.

Ed Hall then equalised with a beautifully struck short corner before the break.

A quick second-half break saw a goal from Chris McKenna, before Graham Doades added a third midway through the half. Luke Jackson was sin binned for a mistimed tackle in the closing stages, but Spalding held on.

LONG SUTTON 2nd 5

BOURNE/DEEPING 2nd 2

SUTTON returned to winning ways with a five-star showing against a previously unbeaten side.

Jeremy Watt opened the scoring with a bullet of a shot, but Bourne/Deeping levelled.

Sutton regained the initiative just before half time courtesy of Ben Shore’s drag flick.

Goal machine Shore tapped in his second after the break, but Bourne/Deeping hit back to stay in the hunt.

However, man-of-the-match Stefan Fox and Dan Batten wrapped up the game with some clinical finishing.

BOURNE/DEEPING 3rd 5

SPALDING 3rd 5

TEN goals were shared in this thrilling derby.

The hosts took an early lead, but Spalding replied in style when Herbert Uzhewokunze converted two short corners.

Bourne/Deeping replied through their mammoth centre back, only for Peter Gray to coolly Spalding back ahead before the break.

Another short corner hauled the Dragons level again, but once again Spalding went ahead through Darren Grooby.

The lead was short-lived as the home side levelled and then took a shock 5-4 advantage, although there was still time for Gray to fire a deserved equaliser at the death.

HORNCASTLE 2nd 9

SPALDING 4th 0

HORNCASTLE proved too strong as Spalding suffered only a second loss of the season.

Spalding started well, but Horncastle’s great passing hockey led to nine exceptional goals.

LONG SUTTON 3rd 3

ALFORD 2nd 1

A STRONG second half fired Sutton to victory.

They bossed the first half, but against the run of play Alford took a 1-0 half-time lead.

A deserved equaliser came from a strong finish from Alex Canham strike in the second half, before captain Andy Clarke drilled a short corner home to put them ahead.

Jason Mallett then wrapped up the win after excellent work from Ed White.

SPALDING 5th 0

BOSTON 2nd 2

YOUTHFUL Spalding are still searching for their first win of the campaign.

Defensive errors soon found Spalding 2-0 down by the end of the first half.

Great team work from the Spalding lads kept the visiting keeper busy – but they couldn’t find the goals they deserved.

SPALDING POACHERS 1st 7

SAWTRY LADIES’ 1st 0

SEVEN-UP Poachers moved into second place with this super success.

The ever-impressive Karen Timby got the scoring under way with a deflected shot and then followed up with a pile-driver second.

A great run and shot from Steph Wilson then made it 3-0 at the break.

Timby completed her hat-trick with a super dribble and strike, before Jacqui Hunter scored with an accurate flick after great work from Kelly Slater.

Hunter then flicked the ball on the reverse to score her second, leaving Emma Dalton to complete the rout.

LONG SUTTON LADIES’ 1st 5

HORNCASTLE LADIES’ 1st 1

THIS comfortable win keeps Sutton in the top two.

They scored early on through Rebecca Kierman’s drive, before Charlene Leuty slotted home number two.

Horncastle grabbed a goal back, but Bryony Normanton flicked home Sutton’s third to make it 3-1 at the break.

Player of the match Sophie Hart was rampant in the second half, but it was Melissa Ludlam and Kierman who completed the scoring.

SPALDING POACHERS 2nd 1

ELY LADIES’ 2nd 0

HELEN Jex’s late strike settled this tense tussle.

Poachers created several opportunities in a goalless first half, but didn’t use the width of the pitch to their advantage.

Ely upped it after the break but Laura Watling and keeper Abby Cook kept them at bay as Jex won it by slotting one in from across the D.

LONG SUTTON LADIES’ 2nd 2

LOUTH LADIES’ 2nd 2

SPIRITED Sutton battled back from 2-0 down to earn a point.

Goals in the opening exchanges of each half fired Louth into a healthy lead, but Emma Howell swept home Sutton’s first after Katie Ireland’s super set up. With Sutton boosted by the strike, Louise Billingham managed to sweep home a deserved equaliser.

WISBECH LADIES’ 3rd 2

SPALDING POACHERS 3rd 1

DEPLETED Spalding slipped to a narrow loss.

Two breakaway goals gave Wisbech a 2-0 lead at the break, but the prolific Kate Woolley pulled one back to give Poachers hope. Ski Bailey and Roza Kalman linked well, but the equalising goal eluded them.