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Wisbech Men’s 3rds and 4ths lose to Alford 1sts and Kettering 3rds

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Wisbech Men’s 3rds 1 Alford 1sts 2

This was a game Wisbech needed to win and should have won on Saturday.

They started by far the stronger side and had scored within the first 10 minutes with a well-taken shot by Lewis Jackson. Following on from this they simply took their foot off the gas and allowed the opposition back into the game. Wisbech still held it at 1-0 at half-time.

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Alford started the second half the stronger and soon equalised. It didn’t take long when 10 minutes later they secured another goal to put them in front.

Wisbech had an opportunity to draw level but it wasn’t to be.

MoM: Olly Michell.

Kettering 3rds 19 Wisbech Men’s 4ths 0

The 4ths, at top of the league Kettering, were expecting a right royal thrashing, and were not disappointed.

However, how the team reacted to it was astonishing.

They played the first 50 minutes with 10 men until they were back to full strength.

Kettering were relentless in their attacks, and it was 6-0 at half-time. Wisbech tired and Kettering and their subs didn’t. The strangest part is that although this is Wisbech’s worst result to date, it was by far their best team performance.

Every single player gave his all until the final whistle. No MoM as all players were more than worthy.

Wisbech Ladies 1st 2 Sudbury 1

Wisbech Ladies were keen to start strongly and gain an all important three points against their league rivals.

The first half saw some fantastic passing play and hard work from the Wisbech midfield and although they dominated this first half, the scoreline at half-time saw the hosts trailing 1-0.

Wisbech stuck to their game plan, which resulted in them maintaining high levels of possession and dominating the opposition. A well-worked goal by Ellie Padmore and a clinical short corner strike by Issy Oldershaw-Ellis saw Wisbech Ladies take the lead in the second half.

Positive encouragement from the home fans encouraged the ladies to maintain their work rate.

PoM: Issy Oldershaw-Ellis.

March 1 Wisbech Ladies 2nds 4

Wisbech travelled expecting nothing but three points.

They put the pressure on straight away and the first goal came from Tia Bideau. A well-worked short corner fell to Louise Sandall who slotted the ball home to make it 2-0. Sandall slotted another two goals to complete her hat-trick.

March made the most of a breakaway to make the final score 4-1.

Rhianna Regan, with some good work up front, and Bideau worked really well together and are starting to click.

PoM: Rhianna Regan.

Newmarket 4’s 2 Wisbech Ladies 3rds 1

Wisbech were full of optimism following a previous match with Newmarket where they were unlucky not to win.

The match started positively and they were the stronger team during the first half but simply couldn’t find the back of the net. While pressing high Wisbech were caught on the back foot leaving the defence exposed and Newmarket got the first goal just before half-time.

Second half, the ladies came out strongly. Wisbech finally took their opportunity and a well hassled attempt on goal gave newcomer Oliwia Bolka her first league goal for the team. Newmarket followed up with a second goal to secure the win.

There were several attempts on goal from Bolka and Steph Garner continuously hassling the keeper, a clean strike for Lisa Jackson just going wide, and numerous shots from Nancy Davies. It wasn’t Wisbech’s day but they were by far the better team.

PoM: Oliwia Bolka.

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