Blunt is sharp for derby

Wisbech Ladies 2nd team picture with Ian Olive from Fenmarc handing over the new shirts
Wisbech Ladies 2nd team picture with Ian Olive from Fenmarc handing over the new shirts

Long Sutton 2, 
Wisbech Town 4

Wisbech beat local rivals Long Sutton in a must-win game to keep their promotion dreams alive.

Sam Blunt spun his defender and a reverse stick strike went past a helpless home keeper and Blunt added a drag flick to make it 2-0.

Sutton slowly came into the game more and a fine move saw a Shore aerial pass controlled by Hales who crossed for the marauding Josh Fyson to tap home.

Sam Markillie added the away side’s third from a well worked penalty corner.

In the second half a Sutton goal was disallowed when Sisson smashed the ball into the D which officials ruled was not touched in by the Wisbech keeper. Wisbech’s Dan Martell was yellow-carded and when Martell rejoined the play a penalty corner was flicked in by Blunt. Sutton’s Fyson grabbed his second with a low short corner drag flick in the last play of the game.

Wisbech next weekend clash with fellow high flyers Norwich City.

Wisbech Mens 2nd 5, Cambridge South 1

The win put Wisbech ten points clear of third place, maintaining their unbeaten record at the top of the table. A penalty flick, won after a foot on the line, was dispatched by Hugo Atkins. After some brilliant passing play from Josh Shippey, Lee Peck snuck the ball in at the near post. Matt Goodwin fed Atkins for his second.

After the break Goodwin got on the score sheet and Atkins claimed his hat-trick. Wisbech are away at Cambridge Nomads.

Peterborough 5ths 0, Wisbech 3rds 2

Richard Claxton and David Woods created several chances before Woods scored a spectacular goal.

The second half Woods scored again and Wisbech closed the game down.

Next week: v St Neots 1sts (h) 11.30am.

Wisbech Ladies 3,

Ipswich III 0

Wisbech started confidently with a point to prove after last week’s disappointing loss.

Wisbech came out the stronger team and dominated from the beginning. The ball flowed effortlessly around the pitch with all players involved.

By half time Wisbech were comfortably in the driving seat with a goal each from Georgie Dunn and Jane Peggs. Wisbech started the second half with exactly the same attitude and confidence and should have bagged themselves more goals than the shoreline reflects.

Claire Apted added to the goal tally and made sure the game was beyond Ipswich’s grasp. Apted and Lisa Williamson shared player of the match. Wisbech have a break next weekend with no game scheduled.


St Ives 0, Wisbech Ladies 1

Wisbech played back to back rearranged league games this weekend, but were determined to ensure this didn’t affect their game.

St Ives hadn’t played a game on Saturday so should have dominated the game in terms of energy and fitness. In the first 15 minutes St Ives looked the better side and Wisbech were showing signs of second game fatigue.

However after a few early shots on goal and some fine saves from Alysha Moat, Wisbech decided it was time to take control.

After pressure in the St Ives half, Wisbech were awarded a short corner which Leanne Williamson slotted away with excellent precision following a pinpoint pass from Jodi Peggs.

The second half continued in much the same pattern as the first half with end to end attacks and both keepers making brilliant saves.

However Wisbech held on to the majority of the possession, put together some dangerous attacks and made some important tackles.

Wisbech showcased the determination and passion in the team.

Player of the match was Natalie Ward.

Wisbech Ladies Seconds 4, Newmarket Ladies 1

Wisbech Ladies Seconds capitalised on the possession they created during last weeks match against the same opposition, Newmarket Ladies and came away with a well deserved 4-1 win.

Wisbech went ahead with an Emma Baker goal only for Newmarket to equalise from a short corner.

Wisbech relaxed into the game and took control with some great moves from the right defence. Gilly Dunn, Shelly Jones and Laura Overland all added to the score tally in a second half where Newmarket could not sustain their first half pressure. Player of the match was Emily Brooker.

Rutland went ahead of Wisbech by a point at the top of the league but promotion is still a possibility for the Wisbech squad who play Cambridge University at home next week.

Bourne Deeping HC 1, Wisbech Ladies 3rds 10

Two goals in the first five minutes put Wisbech in control of the match thanks to a fantastic midfield performance from Olivia O’Conner.

A further five goals before half time killed the game off.

Bourne Deeping regrouped and came back stronger, getting a goal back, but a further three for Wisbech along with two one-on-one chances that were missed, capped of a confidence boosting performance for Wisbech.

Goal scorers were: Fiona Hamer-Philip 5, Harriet Bateman 2, Kamarla Lawson, Daisy Woolmer and Nicole Rowell.