HOCKEY: Success a Shore thing for Sutton

GOAL-DEN GIRL: Spalding Poachers' 1st ace Karen Timby (centre) cracks home one of her two goals in Saturday's 3-0 win over Cambridge City 3rd. Photo: (TIM WILSON): SG131012-155TW (to order visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or call 01775 765433)
GOAL-DEN GIRL: Spalding Poachers' 1st ace Karen Timby (centre) cracks home one of her two goals in Saturday's 3-0 win over Cambridge City 3rd. Photo: (TIM WILSON): SG131012-155TW (to order visit www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto or call 01775 765433)
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A super second half helped Long Sutton 1st secure only a second Premier B victory of the season as they saw off Waltham Forest 1st 3-2.

Player of the match Danny Sisson put visitors Sutton 1-0 up, but they trailed 2-1 at the interval in North East London.

Skipper Jimmy Harrison revved his side up at the break – and it got the desired effect, with an own goal soon levelling matters.

A deserved winner then arrived when Ben Shore smashed an effort into the bottom corner, sending Sutton safely into mid table.

It was also a good weekend for Spalding 1st in Division 1N, as they made it back-to-back wins. A thunderous Glenn Perkins penalty and Danny Shardlow’s strike put them 2-0 up in the first half at Pelicans.

Shardlow added a second to give them a nice cushion, but the hosts pulled it back nicely with two goals to ensure a nervy last ten minutes. However, Spalding hung on to win 3-2.

Spalding 2nd were in impressive form in Division 4NW as they stayed top with a big 8-0 home win over March 2nd.

Graham Doades, Will O’Donovan and Peter Wright put rampant Spalding 3-0 up at half time, with March flattered by the scoreline.

More goals arrived after the break, as O’Donovan, Keith Stennett, Chris McKenna, Rick McKenna and another from Wright completed the rout.

Also in Division 4NW, Long Sutton 2nd edged a cracker with City of Peterborough 7th 3-2. Man-of-the-match Jeremy Watt put them ahead from a short corner, with Nick Bailey deflecting home a second.

The city side pulled back level in the second half, but with time running out Bailey guided Luke Lovegrove’s pass into the roof of the net to seal the win.

Down in Division 6NW (N), Spalding 4th came from behind to beat Alford 2nd 2-1. Steve Rodgers and Darren Willson notched the goals. But Spalding 5th were handed a 10-0 defeat at leaders Leadenham 1st.

There was also a beating for basement boys Long Sutton 4th in the same league, as they went down 5-2 at Horncastle 2nd. Jack Smith and Simon Wakeham were the Sutton scorers.

• It’s now five East Women’s Hockey League Division 2NW wins on the trot for Spalding Poachers 1st as they kept their three-point advantage intact with a 3-0 home win over Cambridge City 3rd.

Kelly Slater got them up and running when she finished off Emma Dalton’s ball into the D, before Karen Timby fired home the second from a penalty corner after a well-worked dummy with Jacqui Hunter.

Red-hot Timby scored another penalty corner after the break to wrap up the win.

Poachers have a massive weekend ahead, as they host National League side Chelmsford in the second round of the England Hockey Cup on Sunday (2pm).

Up in Division 1N, Long Sutton Ladies’ 1st were dealt a 5-1 home beating by Ipswich 1st, with their sole strike coming from Leanne Woodhead.

Spalding Poachers 2nd remain bottom of Cambs Ladies League Premier Division after a 3-2 loss against fellow strugglers Oundle. Spalding twice pulled level through Karen Breen and an own goal, but couldn’t fight back a third time in a very even match.

Meanwhile, Long Sutton Ladies’ 2nd were handed a big 11-0 reverse by Skegness 1st. Katie Ireland collected their player of the match award.