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HOCKEY: Away win for Long Sutton

Long Sutton
Long Sutton

Connie Gittins struck twice as Long Sutton ladies first team won at St Ives 2nd.

Jemima Dodd was also on target with her first senior goal.

From the pushback, the ball went back to the St Ives defence and a pass across the pitch was intercepted by Gittins who drove into the D and slotted past the diving keeper.

Sutton dominated possession as the dynamic trio of Connie and Emmy Gittins plus Amber Jones tormented the opposition with their pace.

Slightly against the run of play, on the stroke of half-time, St Ives secured a short corner and somehow snuck the ball inside the post and out of the reach of Lorraine Wallis in goal.

The second half started with a much-galvanized St Ives team trying to break down the midfield and defence but they held firm.

Wallis pulled off a few good saves then at the other end, an attacking short corner was initially kept out but the open play which followed found Dodd at the top of the D who cracked a shot past the keeper.

It turned into an end-to-end game for the last 20 minutes with both sides pushing to gain the advantage.

A ball out of defence from Jess Burton found Emmy Gittins who played quickly to Connie Gittins.

The following four passes between Gittins and Jones split open the St Ives defence and left the keeper standing as Gittins swept in the move of the match into the open goal.

St Ives pulled one back but Sutton managed the final minutes sensibly.

They take on league leaders City of Peterborough 2nd on Saturday (1pm).

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