Hockey: Wisbech Ladies lose to leaders Sudbury but 2nds on top after beating Spalding
Wisbech Ladies 0 Sudbury 8
After a week off due to some bad weather Wisbech went out determined to tackle top of the league Sudbury.
They started the game strongly maintaining most of the play, moving the ball quickly and totally eliminating Sudbury. However, despite Wisbech’s attacking efforts they were unable to convert. Half-time: 2-0.
Second half with a very talented attacking player Sudbury succeeded in extending their lead.
Player of the match: Louisa Thompson who tirelessly fought and made some fantastic saves.
Wisbech Ladies 2nds 3 Spalding II 2
As Wisbech headed into the last game before the Christmas break they found themselves under pressure from the start.
Spalding scored two goals in the first half.
At half-time Wisbech changed the team around and things started to click together. A clearance from Lisa Lowe in defence found Jane Peggs, who crossed the ball to Lou Sandall getting Wisbech the start of their comeback. Some good work by Emma baker down the right crossing the ball to find Oliwia Bolka making it level.
Wisbech continuously piled the pressure on with more great work from Emma Baker saw Andrea Eggleton get on the end of Baker's shot from the top of the circle. Certainly a game of two halves and patience from Wisbech.
PoM: Lou Walker, gaining confidence with every game and the hard work she puts in.
Wisbech now go into the break sitting on top of the table.
Newmarket 4ths 3 Wisbech Ladies 3’s 0
Lack of availability meant a depleted side travelled with only 10 players, four of whom were non-regular hockey players.
Without their normal goalkeeper, outfield player Lisa Jackson stood up to play in goal. The decision to play the game instead of conceding the loss and a deemed 5-0 score line was the correct one.
The team battled hard and managed to only be a goal down at half-time. Despite a few breaks and some good goalkeeping Wisbech were unable to score and midway through the second half Newmarket took advantage of the extra player and score the second from open play. Their third goal came from a short corner.
PoM: Lisa Jackson.