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'Home' win for Long Sutton ladies

Long Sutton ladies scored at the end of each half for three points against Cambridge City 4th at their adopted home in March.

From the off, Sutton tried to settle and push hard but the opening 15 minutes were scrappy.

The midfielders found great space and spread the game to both sidelines, allowing Emmy Gittins and Gemma Parr to get the ball forward for the runs of Connie Gittins and Amber Jones.

Long Sutton
Long Sutton

Three minutes before half-time, Katie Collingwood-Smith won the ball wide on the left and played the ball along the sideline to Jones.

She worked her way quickly into the D before playing the ball back to Jo Bland. Unselfishly, she laid the ball off to Connie Gittins who slapped the ball into the roof of the net.

Goalkeeper Lorraine Wallis was a spectator for much of the game and the second goal came with just under four minutes left.

Parr played the ball from the edge of D to Connie Gittins who beat her marker and had a clear run through on goal. She entered the D, waited for the keeper to commit herself and then lifted the ball into the right-hand side of the goal.

Long Sutton
Long Sutton

The men's first team are still looking for their first win of the season after losing 4-1 at Norwich Dragons.

Sutton were stunned by two goals but managed to find their composure when Jacob Synott and Nick Ellis combined for Dan Batten to halve the deficit.

Chances were not taken, as well as nothing being returned from eight short corners, until a couple of sucker punches at the end.

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