Emma Baker strikes hockey derby double as Wisbech Ladies 2nds beat March 1sts 4-1
Wisbech Ladies 2nds 4 March 1sts 1
Emma Baker was at the derby double for Wisbech, who probably had their toughest home game in the league.
Wisbech now top of the league with their nearest opponents slipping up with a draw and also a game in hand.
Wisbech went out determined and the first goal came from Alana Pritchard from a well worked short corner. Wisbech created many chances but did struggle to find the goal and went into halftime 1-0 up.
Wisbech came into the second half stronger finding their second from a strike at top of the D by Sue Robinson.
March, still pushing forward, did score with a brief lack of concentration from the defence.
Wisbech came straight back with two goals from Baker, the first from a looped deflection over the keeper and the other from good work by Harriet Bateman to make it 4-1.
Some very good tackling from Sue “Swampy” Robinson, breaking March’s attacks down and a clearance off the goal line, awarded her Player of Match.
Wisbech Ladies 3rds 0 St Neots IV 1
Wisbech fielded a number of juniors in their squad for the mid-table clash, with Hetty Hoyles making her debut for the team.
With play up and down the pitch, St Neots broke the deadlock midway through the first half.
Wisbech continued to battle but could not find the back of net. Tina Forder showed grit and determination throughout the game, despite receiving two foot injuries, but still managed to bag player of match.
Player of Match: Tina Forder.
Wisbech Ladies 3 Colchester 3
Wisbech's first team remain hovering just above the East North Division one relegation zone following a draw with Colchester on Saturday.
Wisbech came away feeling frustrated as, despite some well organised phases of play, they were unable to hang out for a win despite leading three times during the contest.
Goals came from Joanne Gomm, Amber Scott and Ellie Padmore. With six games to go next weekend’s match at home to St Ives Ladies needs the squad to make sure the good phases last longer and build the pressure on the opposition to convert the front of goal possession to net a win.
PoM: Issy Oldershaw-Ellis, well deserved, consistently breaking down the opposition’s well worked attacks.
• Many thanks to Neale-Wade (March) for accommodating all home matches this weekend, plus all umpires, volunteers and pitch side support.
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