EAST MEN’S LEAGUE
DIVISION TWO NORTH
Cambridge University 4
Sudbury found a clinical edge missing from previous weeks as they fired in seven first-half goals to set up a comfortable victory at home to Cambridge.
In front of a big crowd in the sunshine, Sudbury raced into a 2-0 lead with a quickfire brace from Will Chrystal.
Dan Birch then scored a great solo effort before Uni scored a soft goal to give a glimmer of hope.
Man of the match Alex Tarrant set up the fourth for Chrystal’s hat-trick before Cambridge again replied with a lucky deflection over Chris Smith.
Brendan Mayers scored next with a fine strike for 5-2 and Sudbury took full advantage of some awful defending with Mayers doubling his tally to two.
Just before half-time, Birch scored his second with some help from a Uni defender.
The second half was a completely different team seeing Uni on the frontfoot, but the damage was already done.
Nevertheless, it was a well-fought win and a much-needed three points for Sudbury, who host North Norfolk on Saturday.
n Despite some solid goalkeeping from Chris Warnes, Sudbury II went down to a 7-0 defeat at home to Bury St Edmunds’ first team in Division Three North East.
After a very bright start Sudbury went down to superior finishing, but there were positives with some willing running from Tom Stephens and skilful touches from Freddie Flowers. They will be looking to recover on Saturday at Harleston Magpies.
n Sudbury IV fielded their strongest team of the season at home to Norfolk Nomads in Division Six North East and it paid off with a 5-1 victory.
Goals came from Wagland (two), Alastair Ward (two) and debutant Ben Appleby.
n A solitary goal in the second half from captain Ami Humphreys was enough for Sudbury Ladies’ first team to record three points in a Division 2C home clash with bottom of the league Southend.
Overall Sudbury should be glad they got the three points but disappointed they dropped to the scrappy level of game play that Southend play and not let the umpire decisions ruin their game.