Sudbury Ladies still waiting for first win
SUFFOLK LADIES LEAGUE
Sudbury Ladies II 1
Felixstowe Ladies 2
Sudbury Ladies II put in an excellent performance against a strong Felixstowe team but came up short as their winless start to the season continued.
Great work saw Sudbury move the ball up the pitch to create many attacking opportunities.
Sudbury were first to score with Josie Partridge slotting the ball home from a short corner.
Felixstowe came back quickly from this and started to put pressure on the hosts.
They were rewarded with two goals to make the half-time score 2-1 to the visitors.
Both teams started well after the break, but it was the away team who created more goalscoring opportunities.
Sudbury’s defence worked tirelessly to deny the visitors any further goals, and although they are yet to find their first win of the season, they can take many positives from this game, in which they showed great fight and team spirit.
n With three games of the season played, Sudbury Ladies III are hot on the heels of Division One leaders Lowestoft Ladies II after a seven-goal haul against Christchurch Ladies III, on Saturday.
Liz Spencer’s quintet of goals was sandwiched between Tracey Clarke’s decisive opener in the first half and Sarah Morton’s well-timed shot in the second half.
Effective passing throughout the game meant that Sudbury had much of the possession, taking them to a 3-0 lead by half-time.Youngsters Daisy Newton, Rebecca Carter and Juliet Stevenson all played with conviction, spirit and desire, with Stevenson being named player of the match.
After her thwarted start last week due to injury, it was a delight to welcome Emma Coone on to the pitch.
She proved that, even after a break of two decades, it is never too late to come back.
n In East Men’s League Division Six North East, Sudbury IV were beaten 5-2 by North Norfolk III at the weekend.
After going a goal behind after 20 minutes, Sudbury levelled when Johnny Amos won a scramble in the goalmouth to score.
Sudbury were the better team in the middle section and Amos swept in a cross from Martin Sexton to give them the lead for the time in the game.
But, despite taking the lead, Sudbury went on to concede four unanswered goals to lose out 5-2 at full-time.
Nick Holloway impressed again, playing maturely for a 13-year-old, while Tim Lucas ran well up front.