Wisbech finish season unbeaten champions

Hockey Action - Wisbech Ladies 1st (red) v Saffron Walden ANL-141003-101318002
Hockey Action - Wisbech Ladies 1st (red) v Saffron Walden ANL-141003-101318002
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Wisbech Ladies II 8, 
Long Sutton II 0

Wisbech have finished the season as champions with an unbeaten record.

After 16 games they have achieved maximum points with a goal difference of 112, which is a club record. The ladies scored 118 goals in just 16 games with Laura Overland and Joanne Gomm leading the way. In the final game of the season Wisbech dominated possession but were only 2-0 up by half-time.

The girls needed to score at least eight goals to match a previous men’s club record (in three games fewer than the men) and added six in the second half.

Goal scorers: Laura Overland, Lou Sandall 2, Steph Hanlon 2, Daisy Woolmer, Francesca Plitsch, Fiona Hamer-Philip. Player of the match: Steph Hanlon and Ellie Cobb.

Wisbech Ladies 1, Saffron Walden 2

Wisbech played one of their best halves of the season, taking already promoted league leaders Saffron Walden completely by surprise.

Wisbech lost concentration not long after the start of the second half and the visitors grabbed two quick goals. Wisbech created many short corners but couldn’t convert until the last minutes via Jane Peggs.

Players of the match: Georgie Dunn and Alysha Moat.

Wisbech travel to Cambs City on Saturday for their penultimate game of the season.

Cambridge University 6, Wisbech Town 1

In what is usually a high intensity fixture the University side were full of running and movement and they raced into a 2-0 lead inside 20 minutes.

Brad Apted was denied three or four penalty corners in the run up to half-time.

A spirited second half was all in vain as University added four goals. Wisbech grabbed a consolation, when Ed Batt intercepted a sweeping move just inside his own half before driving forward, squaring to David Hodson who found James Mansfield unmarked at the far post to slot in.

Next weekend Wisbech travel to local rivals Peterborough in the penultimate league game.

Cambridge City 3rds 5, Wisbech 2nds 1

Wisbech now need the teams above them to slip up big-time to have any hope of staying in Division 2 North.

A bare Wisbech 11 (two of which had already played matches earlier in the day) were out-skilled and eventually out-run despite a valiant display by Nick Osborn, Wisbech’s outstanding player this season. Gary Freear scored a late consolation.

Saturday: home Ipswich 2 at 1pm.

Cambridge South 2nd 3, Wisbech 3rd 2

In a must-win game, being 2-0 down spurred Wisbech on and after a Phil Norman shot hit the post Eliott Peck roofed the rebound.

Cambs South scored a breakaway goal to dash Wisbech’s hopes of staying in Division 3NW. Paul Lawrence hammered home a penalty corner.

Next weekend v Ely (a) 2.30 start.

Girls Under 12

Wisbech narrowly missed out on qualification for the regional rounds on Sunday when a team of seven competed in the County Club Girls U12 Championships at Perse School, Cambridge.

Wisbech fielded a young side and they made it to the semi-finals.

Record: Goals for 5, goals against 6, wins 2, losses 3.