City slickers Wisbech reach cloud nine

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Wisbech Men 9 
City of P’borough 2nds 3

It was talked about being an important six weeks for the first team, and they got off to the perfect start.

Scott Welcher scored a quick double to put the pressure right on the visitors.

Tom Culshaw – a menace all day – dribbled past the Peterborough captain to fire a reverse stick shot low into the bottom corner. Gary Freear scored a fourth from a very tight angle at a short corner.

Goals after half-time: Dan Martell, Welcher (2) and Will Denny (2) in a fine Wisbech performance.

Man of the match: Scott Welcher. Next Wisbech are away to I-ES Men’s 1sts, 3pm push back.

Louth 2

Wisbech Men’s 2nds 4

The lads took their first away points of the season despite Louth taking the lead with a fast break after ten minutes.

A Tim Atkins goal levelled the score before Louth played a repeat of the first goal. Other Wisbech goals by Lee Peck, Danny Haynes, and after half-time Atkins.

MoM: young Charlie Bateman, stepping up from the 4’s. Next: home to Cambs Uni Men’s 3rds – 4pm.

Wisbech Men’s 3rds 2

C of P 6ths 1

The first half was spent under massive pressure. A strong half-time talk saw Wisbech start on the front foot.

A brilliant run from James Hodkinson down the left saw him smack the ball across the face and it was tapped in by Richard Claxton.

The defence held firm and created some good chances, paying off with another goal from Claxton from a tight angle.

MoM: Kevin Shippey – made some fantastic saves. Next: away to Spalding Men’s 3rds – 2pm.

Wisbech Men’s 4ths 0 Spalding 4ths 7 (no report)

Wisbech Ladies 0

Norwich City 2

Wisbech struggled to really get a foothold in the game from the off.

Keeper Rosie Stevenson also saved a penalty flick for a foot on the line.

Some outstanding defending and goalkeeping kept the scores level until about 10 minutes to go.

Next: away to Royston – 1.30pm push back.

Wisbech Ladies 2nds 2 Cambs City 3rds 2

The visitors, who started second in the table, went 2-0 up early in the second half but the home side were not disheartened.

Hannah Strickle at the top of the D passed to Lou Sandall, who expertly found the back of the net. At a short corner the ball was slipped to Jodi Peggs whose solid strike was brilliantly converted at the far post by Alice Salmon, her first goal for the club.

Player of the match: Jodi Peggs. Next: home to Alford – 11:30.

Skegness 1

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 2

Wisbech returned to winning ways after two cracking first half goals from captain Shelley Coleman and PoM Kate Stevenson.

Great work by the defence and keeper Ruby Shepherd kept the scoreline the same until, with minutes to go, Skegness netted.

Next: home to Spilsby – 2:30 push back.