Reliant Robyn leads way in a top display

Amber Wild scores Long Sutton's second goal. Photo: Tim Wilson
Amber Wild scores Long Sutton's second goal. Photo: Tim Wilson
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Robyn Gribble bagged a hat-trick to take her season’s tally to 16 goals as Long Sutton ladies put Ely City to the sword with a first-class team performance.

Leanne Woodhead and captain Charlene Leuty had early chances before the breakthrough came on nine minutes.

Leuty retrieved the ball, passed quickly to the path of Woodhead who made good space then pulled the ball back to Gribble who fired home.

On 14 minutes Sutton scored their second courtesy of Amber Wild and, although Ely replied, Gribble restored the two-goal advantage.

The fourth goal followed with just six minutes of the half remaining as Jeorgia Carr was in the perfect spot to fire in a rebound.

Sutton dominated the second half with further strikes from Lisa Baker, Woodhead and Gribble.

Gribble said: “We do not care who scores the goals as long as the team are scoring and winning – the fact it was my fortune only compliments an otherwise excellent all-round team performance.”

The second team again came away pointless, losing 2-0 to Skegness with both goals coming towards the end.

The men’s first team lost 4-0 at promotion-hunting Ipswich despite a hard-fought performance from the boys in green which saw them concede two late goals.

Long Sutton 2nd won 4-1 at home to bottom-of-the-table Ely City 2nd thanks to Ben Shore’s hat-trick and Dan Oldfield.

The third team went down 2-1 to March Town 2nd after an equaliser from Jack Smith.

Three goals in the first five minutes sent Long Sutton 4th on their way to a 4-1 defeat against Grantham. The consolation came from Michael Synnott.