Formidable away trip proves too much

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Ramgarhia 6, Wisbech 1st 4

Wisbech lost out to second placed Ramgarhia in East London who proved a formidable side on their own turf though.

The hosts took an early lead but Wisbech struck back immediately with a Gavin Johnstone goal from a short corner. Bradley Apted then put Wisbech 2-1 ahead.

Some of the Ramgarhia tackling was poor and their discipline was questionable and from midway through the first half they played with ten men as there was nearly always a player off the pitch with a yellow card.

Ramgarhia came back with two quick goals before Matthew Webster finished a short corner from close range.

With the scores level at 3-3 at half time the game was there for the taking but Ramgarhia pulled away to a 6-3 lead before an Apted goal gave Wisbech a slight hope of a comeback.

On Saturday Wisbech host bottom of the table St. Ives (2.30)

Wisbech 5, Lincoln Roses 3

Wisbech went through to the last 16 of the EHA Trophy though they made hard work of beating Lincoln.

A good start saw Wisbech take an early lead from a Gavin Johnstone short corner. Bradley Apted grabbed a second and Johnstone made it 3-0.

A short corner on the stroke of half-time saw Lincoln pull a goal back, but Dan Martell restored Wisbech’s three goal lead early in the second half.

Wisbech wasted a number of chances and two Lincoln goals put the game in the balance. Martell’s second goal put Wisbech 5-3 ahead and with five minutes left the Lincoln goalkeeper was sent off.

Wisbech Town 2nd 2,

St Ives 2nd 1

Wisbech found it tough going against a St Ives side whose performance belied their lowly league position.

The visitors had most of the first half possession and took a deserved 1-0 lead. Wisbech’s response was to equalise from an excellent passing move, the ball played short and sharp, back and around the right, then crossed in for Lee Peck to deflect home.

St Ives continued to control possession and had a number of penalty corners, but it was Wisbech who took the lead with Gary Freear, back on scoring form, smashing in a shot across his body while on the run.

Thanks to solid defensive displays by Jordan Trundle, Nick Osborn, Alan Hanrahan and Ryan Parker, Wisbech held on.

Wisbech Town 3rds 1,

St Neots 1sts 0

Wisbech had a lot of early possession but despite several penalty corners could not find the net until a deflection from a defender’s stick let Dominic Stannard’s strike find the goal.

The tables could have been turned soon afterwards when St Neots were awarded a penalty flick following a goalmouth scramble finding a Wisbech foot on the line. It was down to a fantastic save from Simon Freear to keep Wisbech 1-0 up at half-time.

St Neots pressed hard in the second half, but some good midfield work from Ben Tarratt and Matt Esser kept them at bay and despite several chances from both sides Wisbech clung onto their lead. On Saturday it is Cambs South II (h) 11.30am.

Wisbech Ladies 0,

Cambridge University 3

Wisbech began the game playing confidently and mirroring the atmosphere that was present during the win at the last home game. Pressure was present at both ends with Wisbech’s defence keeping the visitors at bay and the midfield and attack creating them problems at the other end and it was 0-0 at the break.

However after a few minutes into the second half the University side scored a scrappy goal. Wisbech heads just dropped slightly and the students used this to their advantage and slotted another two goals.

Towards the end of the game Sue Slator left the pitch after a yellow card. Moments later however Cambs Uni were also dealt the same blow. Nat Ward was player of the match. Wisbech travel to Cambs City this week.

Cambs South 1st 0,

Wisbech ladies 2nd 1

Wisbech went joint top of the Cambridgeshire Ladies Cup with an away win against Cambs South on Saturday.

There were first class debuts from Marly Lawson and Georgie Woolmer with Connie Anker playing her best game for the seconds so far this season.

It was a tense match but the seconds remained well organised and worked together in the defence to avoid conceding goals or short corners.

Alice Murray made a diving save to keep a clean sheet. Ali Mason was voted player of the match a safe pair of hands at the sweeper position.

The Wisbech goal was scored by Laura Overland who attracted at least two of the opposition every time she gained possession.