Wisbech men's and ladies' hockey 1st XIs crash
Wapping 4 Wisbech Men 1
Wisbech had an early hockey meet on Saturday playing Wapping at Lee Valley Olympic Park where they had only conceded four goals all season.
The hosts took an early lead within the first five minutes but the visitors grew into the game and equalised from a well-worked short corner.
Wapping regained the lead a minute before half-time from a short corner.
Wisbech worked hard to try to get back into the game in the second half but couldn’t create any significant opportunities to get the equaliser. With time running out Wisbech played with a high press and conceded two late goals in the last five minutes.
The team worked hard but will need some improvement for the coming weeks.
Wisbech Men’s 4th 1 St Ives 4’s 17
St Ives started strongly and bought the game to Wisbech who had lots of work to do in defence; however, St Ives struck first.
Wisbech equalised from a well-worked short corner scored by Josh Bell.
Until this point Wisbech were still in the game. What happened next is a mystery as St Ives somehow managed to score another 16 goals.
Aiden Falcus in goal made some great saves, Josh Watson in defence was strong, but captain’s MoM was Bell who ran his socks off until the end.
Wisbech Ladies’ 2nds 1
Peterborough 3’s 2
Wisbech went out with 14 players for this home game.
Peterborough soon took the lead from a short corner but Wisbech were still in the game, playing the ball very quickly and with confidence, especially around the back.
Peterborough made it 2-0 at half-time.
After the interval both sides were very evenly matched and the home side slotted home a well-deserved short corner from a strike by Louise Sandall. This was a very even game but with many substitutions being made, it disrupted the home team.
Player of Match: Sue ‘Swampy’ Robinson playing as sweeper.
Wisbech Ladies’ 3rds 2 Bury St Edmunds 4’s 1
The ladies approached the match with positivity off the back of their performance the previous week.
They had Bury on the back foot from the off, producing some confident attacking play and there was full effort from forwards Stephanie Garner and Oliwia Bolka. As players tried to drive towards goal they were continually getting blocked.
There was some great linking play in the middle. The whole team were fully committed and Wisbech stood their ground in the first half, holding Bury to 0-0.
Bury were the first to score. Wisbech then pressed really high and shortly after with a ball slipped from defender Lisa Lowe, Joanne Gomm dinked the ball up and into the goal. Wisbech kept the pressure on and a solo attempt from Gomm later in the match secured the win – the only Wisbech team this week to get three points.
They head to Newmarket this week looking for the win once more.
PoM: Joanne Gomm.
A special thanks goes to those who changed their personal plans to accommodate the club and ensure that all league matches could be played this weekend.