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Classy Wisbech Vets reach the national final

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Wisbech Town Vets 7

Aldershot &

Farnham Vets 2

Wisbech Town Vets reached the national veterans final at the Olympic Park after beating Aldershot and Farnham on Sunday.

Even though the opposition had a long trip from Surrey they created a couple of chances in the first 10 minutes which they didn’t take advantage of.

The home side responded in emphatic fashion with four goals in a 15-minute period with Brad Apted leading them on a merry dance.

Jody Betts scored two unstoppable drag flicks and then provided a pass for Sam Markillie to deflect in.

Apted beat four defenders and passed to Markillie to convert.

After good work from Markillie and Apted the ball fell to Nick Osborn who arrowed into the bottom corner. Although dazed, Aldershot responded well with two goals.

In the second half Wisbech forwards caused more problems but Aldershot defenders coped better.

After good work from Richard Claxton another short corner was earned which Betts converted to complete his hat-trick.

Finally Ex-New Zealand international Apted completed the scoring after rounding the keeper.

An excellent team performance with a special mention to Markillie and Apted who both showed their class. Wisbech now face Norwich Dragons in the final on May 1.

Wisbech Men’s 4ths 0 Bourne Deeping 4ths 6

Wisbech 4ths played with no subs. They were 2-0 down at half-time and all felt the game could be won, however tired legs took its toll.

MoM: Ciaran Lower, Tyler Eggleton & Thomas Gregory. Wisbech are home to Long Sutton 3rds, 3.30.

Lindum 2nds 0 Wisbech Ladies 2nds 5

Wisbech in their final away fixture of the season put on a terrific performance to boost their survival hopes.

Becky Coleman reacted first in a goalmouth scramble in a well-deserved first-ever goal for the 2nds. She combined well with Hannah Strickle down the right and added a second with a neat slot home.

Goals were added through the classy touch of Gilly Dunn, a fantastic solo effort from Joey Gomm and a strong Sue Robinson strike from a tight angle.

PoM: Becky Coleman, a strong performance all round.

Wins from CoP and Newmarket mean the final relegation slot won’t be decided until the final game next Saturday. It could be any one of four clubs – Wisbech, CoP, Newmarket or Pelicans. All support welcomed at Harecroft Road for the 12:30 push back against St Ives.

Other scores and next Saturday’s fixtures: Wisbech Men 2 Felixstowe Men 4. Wisbech are away to Harleston Magpies Men’s 2nds, noon push back.

Wisbech Men’s 2nds 0 Bourne Deeping Men’s 2nds 3. Home to City of Peterborough Men’s 1sts, 2pm PB.

Wisbech Men’s 3rds 1 Cambs City Men’s 5ths 4. Away to Bourne Deeping Men’s 3rds, 11am.

Wisbech Ladies 1sts 8 Letchworth 0. Away to Blueharts Ladies 1sts, 1.30.

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