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Spalding 2nd maintain unbeaten start to season

Cambridge University 3rd 2, Spalding Ladies 1st 2

Spalding were looking for the their first points of the season and despite a late green card for Sam Maltby, they dug in and got exactly that.

Goals from Evie Maltby and Georgina Maplethorpe secured the point for Spalding.

They will be looking to go one better this week as they face up against Cambridge City 4th.

Spalding Ladies 2nd 2,
Horncastle 2nd 0

Goals from Pippa Bembridge and Charlotte Morris moved Spalding up to 7th in the league with their second win of the season.

They will be hoping to make it win number three of the season as they take on unbeaten City of Peterborough 3rd this Saturday.

Spalding 1st 5,
Ipswich-East Suffolk 2

Stuart Cunnington (2), George Halgarth, Joe Higgins and Jacob Baker eased Spalding to a fourth win of the season in Suffolk.

They wlll travel to East London 1st this week in the hope of a fourth consecutive victory.

Spalding 2nd 2, St Ives 1

Spalding maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a controlled and mature victory over a determined St Ives side.

Steve Rogers scored both goals in the first half and despite conceding a short corner goal early in the second half, Spalding were able to limit St Ives to just two shots on target all match.

They will be hoping to keep up this run in their derby against Long Sutton 2nd this week.

Spalding 3rd 13,
Bourne Deeping 1

Spalding thrashed Bourne Deeping by a 12-goal margin, four of them coming from Jacob Drew, with hat-tricks for both Dan Azzopardi and Michael Morris, a brace for Daniel Plant and a goal for Harry Blackman.

They bounced back from a disappointing 2-1 loss in their previous game against March Town in convincing fashion, with the hope of maintaining that form this week when they come up against Cambridge South 4th.

Spalding 4th 2,
City of Peterborough 8th 0

Spalding got their first victory of the season with a comfortable two-goal victory in Peterborough.

They will be hoping to back it up with more success in a cross-county derby against Wisbech Town 4th.

Long Sutton 1st 5, Louth 1st 4

Long Sutton maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a tight 5-4 win over a very determined Louth side.

Despite missing Joshua Baker and Jacob Synnott, a brace from Joshua Fyson was backed up with goals from Brad Sargeant, Luke Jackson and Jeremy Watt.

They will hoping to continue their unbeaten run when they travel to Kettering 2nd on Saturday.

St Ives 1st 7, Long Sutton 2nd 2

With Ed Munson and Luke Proctor stepping up from the thirds, and both acquitting themselves well, Sutton carried the positivity from their win over St Ives 2nd into this game.

Stefan Fox organised the defence well and, alongside Burton and Gray, frustrated the home side who were well on top, but kept at bay due to some excellent defending, good team work and superb finishing.

Adam Sisson was kept busy in goal, while Will Taylor continued to show his skills from last week alongside his two namesakes, Olly and Adam.

After conceding four times in the first half , MOTM Tom Burton set up Will Taylor to finish well and reduce the arrears to three goals at half time.

In the second half, Burton scored his first ever senior goal after Will Taylor won the ball well in midfield before linking up with Alex Canham who found Burton well-placed in the middle of the St Ives’ D to score for Sutton’s second goal of the game.

McKenzie East and Adam Wiles put in some hard, but unrewarded work for the team as the game finished 7-2 to the hosts.

Long Sutton 3rd 5,
Leadenham 3rd 1

With James Cliff coming in as goalkeeper, Dom Ibrahim picking up the midfield and Simon Smith providing fresh legs from the subs bench, Sutton had a much-changed side from the previous week’s draw with Spalding 4th.

Jack Smith took an unfamiliar position in leading the defence which also included Josh Smith, Ben Hales and Gary Croxford.

Through the middle was Ibrahim, Jake and Daniel Simpson, supported by Sam Skate and then up front were Josh Norey and Gary Hales.

The constant pressure from Sutton led to them winning several short corners from which Hales was able to score two goals in the first half.

Despite Leadenham pressure, Sutton were able to weather the storm, with further goals from Hales and also a neatly taken shot from Ibrahim.

Towards the end of the game, while pressing on the attack, the ball dropped for Jack Smith who took a quick shot and sent the ball into the Leadenham goal.

This performance kept Sutton top of the league going into a weekend where they have no game and a much- needed week’s break.

St Ives Ladies 1st 2,
Long Sutton Ladies 1st 3

Tania White had the luxury of a fully fit squad as Sutton took on a very strong St Ives side.

The game started well for Sutton who went1-0 up after two minutes when Emmy Gittins passed to twin sister Connie whose shot was saved by the keeper before the rebound was poked in by Hannah Baker.

Sutton then went 2-0 up when a goalmouth scramble led to a goal for Jess Burton before St Ives came out strongly and cut the arrears three minutes into the second half.

But Sutton’s two-goal lead was restored through Connie Gittins and although St Ives got a goal back just before full-time, Sutton were able to stand firm and secure the win.

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