Sutton swept away by Wisbech’s goal spree

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Wisbech 1st 9,

Long Sutton 1st 2

WISBECH produced a masterclass of attacking hockey to sweep away local rivals Long Sutton on Saturday.

The two-week lay off due to the weather seemed to have done Wisbech the world of good as they started well and their slick passing saw them dominate throughout.

They took an early lead through Brad Apted and the lead was soon doubled from a Sam Blunt drag flick at a short corner.

Drew Harvey made it 3-0 from a short corner before Sam Markille finished the goal of the day. Dan Martell lifted the ball forward from deep in the Wisbech half. Apted ran onto the ball and crossed for Markille to lift the ball into the net.

The perfect first half was completed when the ball was bundled in by Markille from a last play short corner.

Wisbech made a poor start to the second half. Sutton lost their captain for dissent after five minutes, but this seemed to spur them on and they pushed higher up the pitch.

They produced their best hockey of the game and scored two quick goals.

Their hopes were quickly dashed as Wisbech regained possession and fired in a succession of quick goals as Apted and Blunt both completed hat-tricks, the latter with two stunning reverse stick strikes.

Markille had a number of opportunities to join them but just couldn’t find the net.

Sutton’s skipper returned only to be sent off again for stopping the ball above his shoulder. Wisbech kept attacking the goal and could have scored well into double figures but for a man of the match performance from Long Sutton goalkeeper Jake Loweth.

This week Wisbech visit Harleston Magpies II (12.15).