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Missed chances against Spalding cost Wisbech men

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Wisbech Men 3 Spalding 4

It was a case of missed chances on Saturday.

Dan Martell gave Wisbech an early lead after a mazy dribble and low finish. Spalding responded and scored twice.

Good high pressure from Will Denny, Sam Blunt and Scott Welcher led to a tackle and counter-attack which Welcher converted. Unfortunately slack marking meant Spalding went 3-2 up at half-time.

Wisbech were rewarded for their efforts with a Denny goal from a short corner. They pressed for a winner, but Spalding snatched victory when a draw would have probably a fair result.

Man of the match was Jason Esser.

Next week Wisbech are away to Waltham Forest, 1pm push back.

Other scores: Wisbech Men’s 2nds 0 St Neots 3

Next week Wisbech are home to Horncastle, 11:30 push back.

Wisbech Men’s 3rds 0 Leadenham 7

Next week Wisbech are away to Cambs Nomads Men’s 2nds, 2pm push back.

Wisbech Men’s 4ths 0 Cambs City 6th 6

Another good effort, beaten by a good experienced Cambs 6th Side. The men’s 4ths were 4-0 down at half-time, but were a better team in the second half.

MoM: Jamie Gollands.

Next week Wisbech are home to Bourne Deeping 5ths, 2:30pm push back.

Bedford 2nds 2

Wisbech Ladies 0

Wisbech Ladies started the game positively and comfortably dealt with a lot of pressure from Bedford in the first half.

Wisbech had a few good chances but Bedford scored a cheap penalty corner against the run of play and were lucky to get another soon after, despite Nat Ward’s great effort.

Wisbech remain second in the table. A special mention goes to Alice Salmon and Becky Coleman for stepping up to play first team and both putting in brilliant performances.

Next week Wisbech are home to Norwich Dragons Ladies 2nds at 1pm.

Wisbech Ladies 2nds 1

St Neots 2

An opportunity arose when Fran Plitsch picked up a good ball on the left and found Megan Fey who cut inside and scored a great goal.

St Neots found an equaliser through a fortuitous deflection and in the second half Wisbech were disappointed to concede the winning goal.

PoM: Jodi Peggs.

Next week is the local derby, away to Long Sutton 1st team, 1pm push back.

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 3

Alford & District 1

In the first half, both Holly Stevenson and captain Shelley Coleman scored after 20 minutes.

Wisbech persevered and during the second half another goal was scored by Holly Stevenson.

Next week Wisbech are home to Skegness Ladies, 4pm push back.

Wisbech 6

CoP 5

Sunday saw the mixed team out for their first game of the season in a high scoring game against a quality Peterborough side.

Tom Culshaw’s sliding deflection on the far post equalised, after some well worked passing from Will Denny and Ed Batt. A Sam Blunt reverse stick shot and Charlie Paine made the scores 4-3 at the end of the first half.

After some wise words from Leanne Williamson and Charlie Baxter, Wisbech had a reshuffle in positions, played the ball around and created chances, one of which was converted by Blunt from a short corner.

After some excellent defending from Tom Jupp, Blunt put his third into the net and with two minutes to go Paine slammed the winner in a fine team performance.

A thank you to Gary Freear for umpiring and the crowd’s positive support from the sidelines.

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