Wisbech pay for a poor second half

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Letchworth 4, Wisbech 1

Wisbech travelled to Letchworth full of hope, but a poor second half performance let them down.

Letchworth took an early lead with a scrappy goal which Wisbech could have cleared several times. Wisbech came back soon after when Gavin Johnstone continued his impressive run of scoring form to equalise.

After the break Letchworth were dominant. They scored three times, twice outnumbering the Wisbech defence and also had a short corner controversially disallowed. Wisbech threatened sporadically on the break but never really looked like getting back in the game.

Wisbech reach the halfway point in the Premier B season in fourth place. On Saturday they host Harpenden, 2.30.

Wisbech Town 2nd 3, Wisbech Town 3rd 2

A large crowd enjoyed a fast and furious game of hockey.

For 15 minutes the second team were untouchable and sailed into a 3-0 lead. Lee Peck scored the opening goal, deflecting in Phil Norman’s cross after some sharp passing down the right flank. Sam Dunn grabbed a second from a penalty corner and then Peck was on hand again to smash home when the ball looped up in front of goal.

The score line was a true representation of the seconds dominance, but whether the they took their foot off the gas or the thirds found another gear, after 15 minutes the game changed and the seconds weren’t able to regain their early fluency.

As the game became more even, the third team began to look dangerous on the counter attack, and from a quick break Hugo Atkins pulled a goal back before half-time.

In the second half the seconds were not able to take anything from a number of penalty corners with some resolute defending from thirds’ Shaun Claxton. The thirds scored another breakaway goal by Howard Atkins and Nick Osborn was in fine tackling form.

On Saturday Wisbech 2nds host Rutland at 11:30am and the thirds play Peterborough 4ths (a) 1pm start.

Wisbech 4ths 4, Ely 3rds 1

Wisbech again played superb hockey in this mid table clash.

With Gavin Plume in control in the centre of the park and both Pete Shippey and Jonathan Boyal causing the Ely defence problems, Wisbech were quickly two up with Pete Shippey on target.

A third goal was added by Elliot Peck before the break.

Wisbech continued to dominate the second half and Jonathan Boyal (mom) completed a fine performance by slotting in a fine individual goal shortly after the re start.

Ely scored a consolation goal when their centre forward pushed over Graham Dunn to score a controversial last second goal while the umpire was checking his watch.

Wisbech Ladies 1st 0, Bromley & Beckenham 7

Wisbech came off second best against the league leaders who have yet to lose a game this season.

They battled hard but at half-time were 2-0 down. The second half’s luck went all the visitors’ way as they managed to score five more goals. The home side were eventually awarded a penalty stroke, one which Wisbech felt should have been given a lot sooner, but the visiting keeper pulled off a superb save. Natalie Ward and Leanne Williamson shared the player of the match award. Wisbech travel away to Bedford next Saturday.

Wisbech Ladies 2nd 3, Peterborough City 3rd 0

Wisbech climbed another place in the Cambs League tothird place having scored 18 goals in nine games.

The first half saw Wisbech with the majority of possession but unable to convert this into goals. Alice Murray made some first class saves to ensure the team came out in the second half able to capitalise on their strengths.

Jane Littlechild’s tackles disrupted their right flank.

A change of line up at half- time saw Marly Lawson (pom) on at left wing where she had not played before but she came up with a hat-trick of goals showing great positional awareness. All three were set up from superb work by Emma Baker on the right wing.

Wisbech meet City again this week 1pm at home in the Cambs Cup.

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 0, Huntingdon 2nds 2

Wisbech started off on the front foot instrumenting several early attacks but could not find the goal. Huntingdon took the lead mid way through the first half through a well struck shot just inside the ‘D’. Their lead was then doubled from a break following a Wisbech long corner. Wisbech continued to pressurise the Huntingdon defence with Zoe Forder inches away from pulling a goal back.

Strong second half performances from player of the match Ellie Cobb and runner up Zoe Forder.