Slow start costs Sutton

PUBLISHED: 11:40 12 October 2007 | UPDATED: 23:06 28 May 2010

NE14HOCKEY MEN S LEAGUE PREMIER B Long Sutton I 2 Colchester 1 4 DESPITE battling hard from the off, it was Colchester who left with all the points from Long Sutton. Sutton started slowly, allowing the visitors to impose themselves on the game and take a

NE14HOCKEY MEN'S LEAGUE PREMIER B

Long Sutton I 2 Colchester 1 4

DESPITE battling hard from the off, it was Colchester who left with all the points from Long Sutton.

Sutton started slowly, allowing the visitors to impose themselves on the game and take a two-goal lead inside the first 20 minutes.

The home side slowly began to recover and penalty corner specialist Jeremy Watt reduced the arrears going into the break.

Sutton equalised shortly after half-time when Ben Smith blasted home and Nick Bailey was unlucky not to give the hosts the lead soon after.

However, it was Colchester's quality forward line who had the last laugh, leaving Sutton 'keeper Jake Loweth grasping at thin air.

Long Sutton II lost 7-0 at Cambridge South I.

NE14HOCKEY MEN'S LEAGUE DIVISION SIX NORTHWEST

Horncastle II 1 Long Sutton III 2

SUTTON launched their league campaign in fine style after a disappointing loss in the season's opening fixture.

The visitors dominated the match from the start with Russ Brockwell and Brad Sargeant combining well down the right wing.

From the resulting short corner, it was captain Ian White who powered home a shot for the opening goal.

Adam Taylor doubled the lead at the start of the second half when he popped up at the edge of the D to beat the 'keeper from 15 yards.

Sutton were able to relax a little after taking the two-goal advantage and despite a lapse in concentration that allowed Horncastle a consolation, Sutton held on to take all three points.

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