SUFFOLK LADIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Sudbury II 6 Lowestoft 0
Tor Apter fired in a hat-trick as Sudbury Ladies II ran out deserved winners at home to Lowestoft at Great Cornard on Saturday.
Sudbury put the pressure on from the start with an early goal from Lisa Rowley.
The whole team worked brilliantly together and a quick pass to Apter at the top of the D allowed her to score Sudbury’s second goal of the game.
Quick off the mark in the second half, Sudbury’s third goal came from Bernice Corney.
The hosts made the most of every opportunity with three short corners resulting in three goals, one from Kate Hurley and two from Apter for her hat-trick, leaving Sudbury with a well-deserved 6-0 win.
n Sudbury Ladies III lost 10-1 at Harwich after only travelling to the third-placed side with 10 players.
Debutant Lizzy Skells, Freya Dawson and lone striker Emma White all put in strong performances though, while their solitary goal was scored by Liz Spencer.
* Sudbury men’s first team have been dragged well and truly back into the relegation dogfight in East Hockey Men’s League Division Two North after a 2-1 defeat in a crucial game at Norwich City.
With Norwich starting the game just one point above them, Sudbury battled hard without the experienced Leigh Bevan, Tim Blackburn and Will Dudley for 70 minutes before having a precious point taken away in controversial circumstances.
Also missing coach Mark Dudley, Sudbury opened the scoring through the outstanding Brendan Mayers, before Norwich equalised shortly before half-time.
With barely seconds left on the clock, a free-hit was awarded to Sudbury, only to be overturned and a penalty corner awarded, following an umpiring debate.
From the resultant corner, Norwich struck the ball high into the net with the first strike, but the goal was awarded and the final whistle blew to leave the visitors distraught.
* Sudbury IV outclassed league leaders Norwich Dragons in a 4-1 away victory.
The hosts were surprised by an Alastair Ward goal after 15 minutes and a second from Phil Bonner soon afterwards.
One more from Geoff Gardiner meant it was 3-0 at the break.
The second half was more even, with Dragons getting one back before James Ward put the game out of their reach, while Alfie Lawrence and Dan Holloway shone in defence.