Pupils follow on from success at regional finals with 3-2 win
Following on from the team’s success at the Regional Finals earlier this month, Wisbech Grammar School’s boys’ hockey 1st XI continued with their impressive form against Gresham’s, winning 3-2.
Wisbech Grammar School started to turn the intensity of the match up, forcing Gresham’s to defend in their own half.
With this dominant play the boys capitalised on a strike coming into the circle, which Frazer Brown managed to get his stick to, opening up the scoring. It wasn’t long before Gresham’s scored the equaliser.
The team have been very solid in the defence and midfield all season, dominating the majority of the play, and were awarded a short corner. Sam Landles converted from a slip pass from Matt Goodley, enabling WGS to take the lead to 2–1.
Matt Goodley put the game to rest following a penalty corner in the second half, which he struck into the net for a 3–1 lead. Gresham’s didn’t give up, though, and scored a well-taken goal to bring the tally to 3-2. In the final 10 minutes of the game Wisbech Grammar School dominated and had repeated counter-attacks into the Gresham’s circle, but just couldn’t find that clinical touch to take the scoreline higher.
The team included: Jack Robb (Wisbech), Matt Goodley (Long Sutton), Charlie Staley (Wisbech) and Joshua Porter (Wisbech).