Double delight for champions

ON THE BALL: Action from Long Sutton ladies first team's 5-2 home win over City of Peterborough 2nd. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG140315-124TW
ON THE BALL: Action from Long Sutton ladies first team's 5-2 home win over City of Peterborough 2nd. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG140315-124TW
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Two weekend wins saw Spalding ladies first team crowned champions.

They returned from fellow promoted side City of Peterborough with a 2-1 victory and followed that up on Sunday with another success to seal the title.

Katie Gray’s first-half strike was cancelled out but Spalding broke almost immediately after the equaliser down their right with Kelly Slater cutting in, going past two defenders and being taken out by the onrushing goalkeeper.

The penalty flick was confidently finished by Karen Timby high to the keeper’s right and Spalding held on.

The next day they beat City of Peterborough 2nd 5-0 with goals from Gray (2), Lily Dobbs, Kelly Tuplin and Slater.

Spalding beat Long Sutton 3-1 in the second-team derby thanks to second-half strikes by Isy Whitehead and Kate Hardacre (2).

Rachel Perkins got the only goal as the third team won at Leadenham.

The newly-promoted men’s first team hit six past Ford through Mike Morris (3), Stuart Cunnington (2) and Will Baker.

A win on Saturday against relegated Crostyx would secure the championship for Spalding.

Two short corners stroked by Dave Burrell put Spalding 2nd in front but Long Sutton 2nd fought back to take the points.

The third team beat basement side St Neots 15-0 with goals by Darren Grooby (3), Matt Day (3), Steve Rodgers

(3), Pete Gray (2), Rob Tilbrook, Sam Sly and Tom Shinkins (2).

Spalding 4th lost 8-5 at Horncastle 2nd while the first team’s last league game of the season brought an 8-2 victory over Bourne Deeping 6th. Andy Barlow (3), Jack Martin (2), Adrian Bettinson (2), Tom Mayhew scored.

Danny Sisson struck a hat-trick as Long Sutton men’s first team found top form.

They thrashed City of Peterborough 3rd 7-1 with their most composed performance of the season.

Sisson opened the scoring and Will Cook doubled the visitors’ advantage before half-time.

Sutton dominated the second half from start to finish.

James Grant got in on the act, Sisson completed his hat-trick and Josh Fyson added two goals.

The second-team derby against Spalding ended in a 3-2 win thanks to Ben Shore (2) and Ross Gavaghan.

Sutton 3rd moved out of the relegation zone with a third successive win, beating Cambridge South 4th 2-1 with goals from Will White and James Slator.

The fourth team lost 5-1 at Louth 2nd with Ian White’s short corner turning into a consolation strike.

Sutton ladies first team ran out 5-2 winners at home to City Of Peterborough 2nd.

Player of the match Lisa Baker’s double was backed up by Robyn Gribble, Tania White and Leanne Woodhead.