EAST MEN’S LEAGUE DIVISION TWO NORTH
Cambridge City III 8
Sudbury were unable to build on a first win of the season as they slumped to an emphatic 8-1 defeat on the road at Cambridge City III.
After quickly falling three goals behind, the visitors began to respond and reduced the deficit as a well-worked short corner routine resulted in Leigh Bevan firing home.
However, with Sudbury looking to build on their momentum, Cambridge struck again to hold a commanding 4-1 lead at the interval.
The visitors came out with renewed vigour after the re-start and went close to adding a second as Bevan just failed to capitalise on Alex Tarrant’s clever pass, with the home side managing to scramble the ball away.
Despite their endeavours, there was to be no further reward as Cambridge broke on a number of occasions to score a further four times to wrap up a disappointing afternoon for Sudbury.
n In contrast, it was a positive weekend for the third team in Division Five North East as they claimed a second successive victory, easing to a 4-2 win away at Dereham IV.
With a squad made up of good senior players supplemented by some excellent youth, Sudbury proved too strong for their hosts and took a 1-0 lead into the break courtesy of Matt Kingston.
Freddie Flowers doubled the visitors’ advantage after the interval, before Dereham hit back.
However, victory was ensured as Kingston added his second and Simon Partridge grabbed Sudbury’s fourth.
There was just enough time for the hosts to score their second, but it failed to dampen an impressive Sudbury performance.
n The fourth team’s difficult start to the new Division Seven North East season continued as they fell to a second successive defeat, going down 4-1 to Norfolk Nomads.
From 2-0 down Sudbury rallied to level courtesy of goals from Steve Biggadike and Geoff Gardiner, before the Nomads greater experience shone through as they sealed victory with two further goals.
Despite the defeat there was also promising displays from Chris Cook, Sam Clark, Sam Beven Ben Clark, Nick Gooderham, Callum Rolfe, Tom Hunter and Dan Holloway.