Jamie Hallatt nets first strike even after collision with Posh goalkeeper
Wisbech Men’s 2nds 2 Peterborough 5ths 1
Wisbech were hungry to win on Saturday after some positive performances.
They started well, spreading the ball out wide and creating good opportunities but Peterborough were first to strike.
Wisbech didn’t slow down though and a great aerial pass from Elliot Peck over the top to Jamie Hallatt, who even after a collision with the goalkeeper kept on his feet, brought Wisbech level.
Both teams began to fight for that second goal. Wisbech were the first to find it through with a great ball that covered three-quarters of the pitch from Kieran Hallatt and some amazing passing between Elliot Peck and Jamie Hallatt found Elliot hitting the backboard. Both teams battled all the way to the end of the half and Wisbech kept their lead.
In the second half after some wise words from Jonathon Shippey the men came out fighting. Calvin Bishop and Josh Bowers controlled the central midfield. The whole team fought hard from the defence right through the field to the frontline and despite a few shots hitting the post from Peterbourgh Wisbech held on to find the first win of the year. Credit to the whole team for fighting all game and having one of the best performances all year.
MoM: Jamie Hallatt.
Wisbech Men’s 3rds 0 Long Sutton 2nds 9
Sutton scorers were: Josh Fyson 4, Tyler Hagan 2, Luke Jackson, James Collingwood-Smith and MoM Harry Braginton.
The score line does not reflect the pure hard work the whole Wisbech team put in against runaway leaders. Everyone put a 100 per cent into the game against a very good side. Although this season has been hard this team never gives up.
MoM: The whole team.
Wisbech Men’s 4ths 0 Cambs Nomads 3’s 9
Wisbech came into the game knowing it would be hard work but were full of confidence after last weeks result.
As expected Nomads started strong and the defence worked hard keeping them at bay for the first 10 minutes, but finally broke the deadlock. First half ended 0-5.
A slight re-positioning of players at half time had the desired effect and Wisbech were now defending from midfield and enjoying more attacking hockey. Nomads still managed to add another four goals in the second half.
Regardless of the score this was another great effort and an improvement on the 15-0 scoreline earlier in the season.
MoM: Fin Murdoch.
Bedford 2’s 6 Wisbech Ladies’ 1st 1
Wisbech travelled knowing it was going to be a hard game against a strong side fighting for promotion.
The ladies started slowly and were 3-0 down in the first 15 minutes. Wisbech then raised their game and got a goal back through Laura Overland. Before half time Bedford scored their fourth.
The second half saw a tighter game with Wisbech improving in all aspects. Tia Bideau impressed on her debut.
PoM: Hannah Strickle for endless work in midfield.
Wisbech Ladies’ 2nds 0 Horncastle 2
With a very changed side this week through lack of availability Wisbech did well through out this game. A sloppy goal from open play put Horncastle ahead but Wisbech moved the ball about well especially round the back.
A unlucky short corner which flicked in the air and dropped over the line made it 0-2.
Wisbech were unlucky near the end not to score from a short corner which saw the wrong side of the post.
A very big effort from all players who worked hard and were unfortunate to not get something out of this game.
PoM: Louise Walker who worked continuously hard in midfield.
A big thank you to the 3rd team players that helped out.
Wisbech Ladies’ 3rds 1 Newmarket 3’s 0
The Thirds continued to perform well on Saturday facing third in the league Newmarket at Harecroft Road.
Having to switch the team around, players not in their regular positions and welcoming new players to the team, they went out positive although knowing it was going to be a tough match.
This didn’t faze the ladies and after a little organisation they seemed to be taking control of the game and producing some good attacking play. Newmarket kept coming back at Wisbech but credit goes to the defence who stood strong every time preventing Newmarket scoring and any attempts they did make were forced wide.
It was end to end play and then shortly before half time the deadlock was broken with a great strike from midfielder Oliwia Bolka to put the ladies ahead.
With a positive team talk and some switches of positions the ladies believed they could win the game. The second half started tensely as Newmarket had a few attempts on goal but again with no success and some great defending and great saves from returning keeper Ali Beel.
Short corners were awarded at both ends of the pitch but neither side could capitalise or change the score line. Newcomer 13yr old Ruby Warren grew in confidence in the second half linking up well with Oliwia Bolka and not being intimidated by Newmarkets defence almost got her first senior league goal.
It was end to end play in the last 10min and as the final whistle blew Newmarket were awarded a short corner! Leaving Wisbech completely exposed as four defenders were left facing the entire Newmarket team surrounding the top of the D. As play started Wisbech midfield charged back from the centre line to try and help but a superb clearance from defender Nicola Greville put the ball out of play and secured the win for the ladies!
Another great team performance and a strong show of defensive play which played a big part in maintaining the lead through the whole of the second half.
PoM: Ruby Warren.
UNDER 8s, 10s and 12s
JUNIOR TOURNAMENT AT NEALE WADE
Wisbech were able to field five teams with the girls under 12s taking centre stage with 29 goals scored and only 1 against with convincing wins against March, Peterborough and Cambridge City.
The boys under 12s unfortunately we’re not as successful but ended with a positive performance with only a 1-0 defeat against a strong Cambridge City side.
The under 10s also had many convincing wins including a 5-0 victory against Peterborough with Kai Peggs scoring all five.
The under 8s were also victorious with goals from Thomas Overland, Alex Parker and Felix Markillie.