Side welcomes back Dan Martel and Ben Tarratt while Ladies lose to Lowestoft
Wisbech Men’s 1sts 5 Wapping 3’s 1
Wisbech were down on numbers. With the captain unable to play and with a vital defender off on his holidays they welcomed back Dan Martel and Ben Tarratt on Saturday.
They looked to take control of the game right from the start and took the first short corner of the game and Dom Stannard assumed the position, netting with a reverse finish.
Wisbech took the game to Wapping, Jupp continually making runs from right back to forward, winning more short corners but unable to put them away. Wisbech finally got a breakthrough with Hugo Atkins taking the ball off his own player to set the scoreline at 2-0.
Wapping scored with a debatable goal deflected by a Wisbech defender. This sparked the lads into second gear with young Lewis Jackson finishing the first half 3-1.
Out of the blocks, with Danny Haynes controlling the centre of the pitch, he soon finished with his first goal of the game.
Tarratt made vital tackles in the middle to give Wisbech the drive they needed. A penalty flick was given and veteran Jonathan Shippey stepped up, unfortunately hitting the crossbar. Wisbech continued to step up their game with high pressure from Wapping to break through and finished the score 5-1, looking to continue their drive at Upminster the following week
MoM: Tom Jupp.
Wisbech Men’s 2nds 3
In the Wisbech v March rivalry both teams set out to get the win.
March started the game off at a fast pace and scored the first goal. Wisbech then came back and scored two in quick succession from Kieran Hallatt and Elliot Peck straightaway to steal the lead from a surprised March team!
Both teams carried on battling. However, neither could score any more for the rest of the first half.
In the second half both teams set out at a fast pace with March scoring very early on.
Wisbech responded with a quick goal from Jamie Hallatt. March were then able to capitalise once more with their use of substitutions to get more goals, taking the final score to 3-5.
The game was well battled by both teams, with some very good pieces of play leading to a very entertaining game.
MoM: Ciaran Lowe – a brilliant game stepping up for the 2nds at the last minute and gave it his all.
Mens 4ths 1 St Ives 4’s 5
Wisbech were desperate to reduce the 17-1 scoreline from last November’s home game.
It was end-to-end stuff from the outset but it was St Ives who created more chances.
The defence managed to keep them at bay until about 25 minutes in, when Wisbech conceded a soft goal. Wisbech stuck at it and were delighted to come in at half-time only 0-1 down.
A slight switch around at half-time saw Wisbech attacking more but it was St Ives who chested the ball into the Wisbech goal – goal awarded!
This was totally against the run of play and fired up the Wisbech players who calmly passed the ball around midfield, into the D allowing Ryan Jackson to lift the ball toward the goal, only to be stopped off the the line by another St Ives chest!
Cries for a penalty flick were denied and graciously accepted.
St Ives added two more before an exceptionally well-worked long corner was slotted home by Ryan Jackson.
St Ives then won another short on the stroke of full-time which was stopped but not fully cleared, allowing them to score their fifth.
The game ended in a 5-1 loss.
The club remarked this is how far they have come, with 12 fewer goals in one game, and can be very proud of themselves.
MoM: Aiden Falcus.
Wisbech Ladies 1sts 0 Lowestoft 1
Wisbech were confident of a win with a youthful side which would of secured safety in division 1. They started the game strongly with all the possession and should of been 1-0 up within the first 10 minutes through Laura Overland but the goal was disallowed.
Wisbech continued to dominate but were caught on the counter and went into half time 1 0 down.
The second half was a repeat performance of the first half with Wisbech creating chance after chance but unfortunately they were unable to capitalise on their dominance. They head to Sudbury next week needing a win to secure hockey in division 1 next season.
PoM: Laura Overland.
Wisbech Ladies 2nd 0 Peterborough 3’s 4
Wisbech went into this game thinking they could get something out of it but Peterborough were a much stronger team this time round. Play was quite even but Peterborough finished better than Wisbech and the ladies were soon 0-2 down. A flick was converted making it 0-3 at half time.
Wisbech couldn’t finish the chances they created due to the Peterborough keeper who was defiant and going to keep a clean sheet. Peterborough netted one more in the second half making final score 0-4.
PoM: Tina Forder ⭐️ having a superb perfomance in goal.
Many thanks to all umpires and supporters this week it’s very much appreciated