Watt prompts a five-star show

PUBLISHED: 14:26 05 October 2007 | UPDATED: 23:04 28 May 2010

EAST PREMIER B Redbridge and Ilford I 3 Long Sutton I 5 SUTTON set down a marker with an impressive second-half display in their first league game of the season. However, they were forced to recover from a slow start and the home side took advantage to op

EAST PREMIER B

Redbridge and Ilford I 3 Long Sutton I 5

SUTTON set down a marker with an impressive second-half display in their first league game of the season.

However, they were forced to recover from a slow start and the home side took advantage to open-up a 2-0 half-time lead.

The introduction of Jeremy Watt proved to be the turning point and he linked well with fellow debutant Dick Bee.

The visitors were a different side after the break and Gary Hales' hat-trick and a brace from Nick Bailey turned the game around.

Man of the match was 17-year-old right back Dan Batten who produced a fine display on his debut.

HA CUP ROUND TWO

Long Sutton I 3 City of Peterborough I 5

SUTTON produced another good performance but were knocked out of the cup by a talented Peterborough side.

Jeremy Watt's strike from a penalty corner gave Sutton a deserved 1-0 half-time lead.

But the visitors, who fielded a number of players from their Slazenger National League squad, won the game in a devastating 25-minute period in which they scored five.

Sutton were rewarded with two goals from Ash Taylor and Nick Bailey in the closing minutes.

- LONG Sutton Hockey Club will be hosting a social and reunion tomorrow (Saturday).

All past and present players, officials, social members, sponsors, advertisers, as well as new individuals and businesses wishing to support the club, are invited to attend.

The event will take place at the Peele Leisure Centre from noon and will include the men's first XI Premier B clash against Colchester at 1pm.

A buffet will be served at the Park Road Clubhouse after the match.

For more information, call Peter Worth on 01406 701205.

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