Wisbech Ladies 4, Ipswich 0
WIsbech now need to avoid defeat in their final game next week to complete the season unbeaten after Saturday’s comfortable win.
Wisbech, who have already been crowned champions, were the stronger side and some strong defending and clever interlocking play put Wisbech 2-0 up in the first half.
Both goals came from open play, the first being a ‘scrappy’ muddle around the goal finally finished by Jane Peggs and the second from a spectacular team effort of one touch passes up the right flank into the ‘D’ and a second goal from Peggs. At half-time Wisbech reflected on their strengths of closing down players and putting pressure on the forwards so much of the same for the second half. Ipswich did counter attack and had shots on goal but these were easily dealt with by the Wisbech keeper.
The third Wisbech goal came from a short corner scored by Clare Apted and the fourth was of a similar calibre of the second, however Wisbech had three attempts before Sue Slator finally beat the keeper.
Next game on Saturday at home against Watton 1pm.
Long Sutton Ladies 1st 1,
Ely Ladies 1st 0
LONG Sutton started strongly, stringing together numerous passes down both flanks.
They scored early from a short corner that was slipped to Mel Ludlam, whose first shot was saved but then she scored from the rebound.
The second half saw some vital tackles in defence by Gemma Parr and some penetrating runs and passes down the right wing from Rachael Gadsden.
Every member of the team put 100 per cent effort in and played some of the best hockey Long Sutton have seen this season.
Player of the Match Lorraine Wallis made some excellent saves, keeping Sutton in contention for promotion going into next week’s final game of the season (home vs. Cambridge Nomads, 2.30pm).