Hockey: Jane Peggs nets Wisbech Ladies Over 45 treble versus Letchworth
Wisbech Ladies Over 45’s 5 Letchworth 2
A determined Wisbech team took the game to Letchworth from the off and within the first minute were 1-0 up with a sweetly struck goal from an acute angle by Jane Peggs on Sunday.
Letchworth regrouped and settled down pressuring Wisbech in their own half and sneaking an equaliser. With some great play in midfield from Sue Robinson linking with RB Ali Mason, shortly before half time Jane Peggs scored Wisbech’s second.
After half time break Wisbech continued to press for goals with Shelley Coleman making some great runs up left wing. After a goal line scuffle Letchworth conceded a penalty flick which was coolly slotted home by Sue ‘Swampy’ Robinson. Letchworth managed to pull back a goal shortly before Jane Peggs went on a solo run and with a fantastic strike scored her hat trick.
Wisbech defence were solid at the back and as the team continued to press forward, Lorraine Parker who worked hard all game intercepted a Letchworth clearance, to put the ball back in to the D for Nancy Davis who was close to the goal line to tap in Wisbech’s 5th. A great team performance.
Pictured is the Ladies Over 45’s match v Letchworth including Sue “Swampy” Robinson’s penalty flick.
West Herts 6 Wisbech Men 3
Wisbech arrived to this bottom of the table clash in positive spirits, hoping to turn the corner and begin their season properly.
They started on the front foot and took an early lead through Gary Freear thanks to good build up play from Tom Jupp.
West Herts equalised almost immediately through some slick play and poor marking and went into the half time break 2-1 up.
Wisbech decided to put a high press on the West Herts defence but unfortunately this played into the opposition's hands and they went 4-1 up. Ill-discipline and arguments crept in from both sides across the pitch and at one point it was 7 against 9 as umpires tried to control the match with cards.
Wisbech had a sniff as a goal from a short corner made it 4-2 but West Herts made it 5-3 and effectively killed off the game. They didn’t give up, though. and continued to press for further goals. They got a third through Jonathan Shippey on the final whistle. A disappointing result against a team Wisbech would have been looking to beat.
Wisbech Men’s 2nds 2 Cambs Nomads 5
Wisbech’s run of wins came to an end at the hands of the well organised and drilled Cambridge Nomads.
Wisbech were unable to field their recent squad due to unavailability and were under pressure from the off and Nomads scored from a penalty flick. Despite numerous attacks being thwarted by PoM keeper Wom Garner, Nomads were 4-0 up until Joe “Mellie” Mèlton pulled one back from a well executed penalty flick just before half time.
Melton grabbed his second goal of the match, combining with Dom Stannard to smash the ball in at the post. Wisbech had to push high which left them vulnerable at the back and Nomads capitalised with a converted short corner.
Wisbech Men’s 3rds 4 March 2’s 0
Wisbech put last week behind them and played a superb game dominating from the start with great passing and brilliant tackling. Goals came from Elliot Peck, Ryan Parker, Lee Punter and Ryan Jackson.
Wisbech were just too strong in this local derby game. Sitting top of the league the 3s keep marching on. MoM: the whole team.
Wisbech Men’s 4ths 1 St Ives 4ths 3
After a frantic effort to make the pitch playable the game got underway.
St Ives put Wisbech under pressure from the start but the defence were equal to it, however St Ives finally found the net. St Ives were then awarded a penalty flick, Wisbech keeper Aiden Falcus was confident and the St Ives taker struck the upright.
Wisbech soaked up even more attacks until Brodie Ellis found space and hammered the ball in the D and Brandon Ruff got his stick on it 1-1. From this it was St Ives who reacted more positively and added another before half time.
Wisbech came out stronger in the second half but it was St Ives who struck again. It was a battle in the last 15 minutes and had it not been for an organised defence the scoreline could have been much worse.
MoM (four-way tie for all defending players): Ryan Purvey.
Many thanks to all umpires, volunteers providing teas and supporters over the weekend.
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