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Wisbech Ladies geared up for hockey relegation battle after defeat at St Neots despite Georgie Dunn and Natalie Ward's best efforts

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St Neots 2 Wisbech Ladies 0

Wisbech travelled in need of three points.

Having lacked fluency from the first whistle, they were behind after 10 minutes to a well-struck shot from a short corner.

Wisbech Town v Ipswich-East Suffolk Hockey action... (30540366)
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Wisbech continued to struggle through the first half and fell two behind from another short corner that probably shouldn’t have been given.

After an honesty session at half-time they put up a better showing, creating chances but failing to convert. Georgie Dunn gave a positive showing in distribution and fine tackling, along with Nat Ward, who marshalled the defensive effort.

Wisbech must now get themselves up for a relegation battle.

PoM: Georgie Dunn & Natalie Ward.

Cambs South V 6

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 1

Sickness and injury reduced the Wisbech team to 10. Oliwia Bolka, normally a 2nds player, offered to play at the last minute. Without the normal midfield stalwart Nikki Greville, youngster Olivia Jackson stepped up.

The first half was even, and Cambs scored. Despite numerous attacks Wisbech did not manage to equalise and at half-time went in 1-0 down.

With a squad of 55 to draw on, with numerous substitutes, South began to dominate with a further five goals despite Helen Pentelow’s outstanding saves. Louise Cooper’s goal was disallowed, then Bolka secured a late consolation goal.

PoM: Olivia Jackson – held her own in midfield.

Wisbech Men’s 4’s 0

Camb Nomads 3’s 1

Wisbech knew they would have to be on form to contain second place Nomads who used the width of the pitch to full effect.

Wisbech soon got wise to this and used the space in the middle, Chris Middleton making some great passes leading to promising attacks.

Ten minutes into the second half Nomads took the lead. The hosts made several attempts on goal, with Olly Murdoch coming close. Wisbech won a last-gasp short corner. Their first shot was saved by a diving keeper and despite Nidge Lowe and Brandon Ruff’s efforts the ball went inches wide.

n Many thanks to Wisbech Grammar School, all umpires and volunteers.

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