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Hockey - Wisbech men (red) vs Alford
Hockey - Wisbech men (red) vs Alford
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City of Peterborough 3rds 0, Wisbech 1st 6

Wisbech produced their best performance of the season against an experienced Peterborough team.

They attacked from the outset and the Peterborough goalkeeper produced several good saves to keep them at bay.

Wisbech opened the floodgates midway through the half when Joe Melton’s cross found Bradley Apted completely unmarked at the back post and he duly converted.

Sam Blunt found the top corner from a short corner to double Wisbech’s lead before the break.

Despite winning their first five games of the season, Wisbech have failed to produce good performances in both halves of the same game but that was about to change.

Blunt grabbed another goal, from close range this time after the ball was freed from a scramble.

His hat-trick was completed with another powerful drag flick which saw the net bulge.

Sam Markille, playing his first game of the season, returned to his customary goal scoring role with two goals, both from close range to complete the rout. He scored one from a short corner and then was found unmarked in front of goal by a brilliant Charlie Baxter cross.

This Saturday Wisbech host local rivals Long Sutton (2.30)

Wisbech 2nds 8, Alford 1st 0

Wisbech returned to winning ways with an emphatic victory.

In previous weeks Wisbech have controlled possession and created, but not taken chances. This week the team put away the chances taking an early lead and then the win never looked in doubt.

Wisbech scored four goals in each half. The pick of the goals being a brace from Jason Esser, a fine strike from the edge of the scoring circle and a reverse stick into the roof of the net. There was a rare goal from captain Ryan Parker and two more for in-form striker Hugo Atkins. Other goals came from Lee Peck 2 and Mark Goodwin.

On Saturday Wisbech travel to play top of the division Cambridge South 1 (who have played 6, won 6) at 3.30pm.

Cambs Nomads 2nd 2,

Wisbech 3rd 4

Wisbech went 2-0 down from a penalty corner conversion and a penalty flick but fought back well.

After some good pressure Howard Atkins collected an aerial clearance, ran into the cirlce and put the ball into the net to make 2-1 at the break despite further chances at both ends.

The second half was all Wisbech with James Williams attacking at will down the right wing and several chances went begging.

There was still some brilliant defending when Nomads attacked on the break, but goals from Tim Atkins, Tom Drew and Richard Claxton put the game beyond reach.

This week they face Peterborough 5th XI (h) 11.30am start.