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Huntingdon 1 Wisbech Ladies 3rds 4

The ladies travelled to play Huntingdon at their adopted home pitch and for the first time in two-and-a-half seasons they went out dominating the match from the whistle, and that remained for the entire match.

Wisbech used the first half to show Huntingdon what they were up against, creating a number of chances on goal. The ladies played some quality hockey, moving the ball cleanly and accurately through the field time after time.

Back laura overland, Katie Dunn, Georgie Dunn (Captain), Lorraine Parker, Sharon empson, Izzy PopeFront Ellie Padmore, louisa Allen, Harriet Bateman, Issy oldershaw-ellis. (5888722)
Back laura overland, Katie Dunn, Georgie Dunn (Captain), Lorraine Parker, Sharon empson, Izzy PopeFront Ellie Padmore, louisa Allen, Harriet Bateman, Issy oldershaw-ellis. (5888722)

Once in the D there was no sign of panic, just composure and desire from the forward players to get the first goal.

Their patience and hard work paid off and the first goal came from Carmen Hannibal 10 minutes from half-time and they held that advantage until the whistle.

After a positive team talk, they went out in the second half looking to stretch their lead and, with some lovely work in the D, Carmen Hannibal put another away and they were 2-0 up.

Huntingdon then got a lucky break and hit back with a goal.

From then on any pressure that Huntingdon attempted to apply to Wisbech’s defence was quickly closed down and play was turned around.

The midfield worked hard, both attacking and defending, and fed the ball into the D, resulting in Oliwia Bolka putting the ball away in the corner of the goal; 3-1.

Despite having some distance from Huntingdon, the ladies played the game out with full commitment and desire for more goals.

Bolka secured the win with a second goal.

Each and every player worked hard for each other and put on a show of true teamwork.

If they can carry this performance forward and maintain the standard then the second half of the season should give them the results they truly deserve.

PoM: the whole team. Many thanks to the umpires and supporters.



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