Hat-trick is Paine-ful for Wisbech ladies’ derby rivals

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Wisbech Ladies 5

Spalding 0

Wisbech started well and took an early 1-0 lead when Claire Apted slotted home.

Some classy defending from Katie Dunn and Emma Barnard kept the score at 1-0.

Wisbech turned things around after half-time and Charlie Paine scored her first from a neat penalty corner routine. Her next came from a calm finish in open play and she shortly finished off her hat-trick with an accurate short corner strike.

Joey Gomm completed a well worked attacking move with a spectacular strike.

PoM: Charlie Paine.

Next weekend: away to Peterborough, 11.30.

Newmarket 0 Wisbech Ladies 2nd 2

Working together as a team they were rewarded with a clinical finish from Emma Baker, following up from a rebound at a short corner.

The game was very end to end and, after the break, there was some stout defending from Lorraine Parker, Ali Mason and Jodi Peggs and some fantastic saves from goalkeeper Sam Askew.

Baker smashed her second goal from a short corner.

PoM: Sam Askew; special mention for Jodi Peggs.

Captain Ali Mason said: “Division 2NW is a very strong league for us, just one below our 1st team. We’ve got a few additions to the squad this year and there is a real sense of optimism.” Next: home to Peterborough 2nds, 4pm start.

Norwich City 3 Wisbech Town 1

City, who had disposed of Harleston 7-1 last week, couldn’t deal with the pace and energy of the Wisbech midfield and forward line, with Brad Apted and Lee Punter impressing.

Apted rounded defender and goalkeeper before squaring the ball to Tom Culshaw who grabbed his first league goal for the first team.

A Norwich deflected goal meant the teams went in at half-time all-square.

Town thought that they had scored when Denny crashed home. But the umpires agreed that the ball had hit a foot in the D in the build-up.

Man of the match Tom Jupp was a constant threat on the right, but Norwich, with 16 players available to Wisbech’s 12, scored two goals with five minutes to go.

Wisbech next host high scoring Saffron Walden. Push back is 2.30 at Harecroft Road.

Wisbech 2nd 4 
St Ives Men’s 2nd 0

A solid start resulted in Jordan Trundle scoring the first goal after good passing through the midfield.

Other goals from Eliott Peck, Richard Claxton and MoM Gary Freear. The second half was a tighter affair with two Wisbech yellow cards reducing the team to nine men. They remained solid and absorbed the St Ives pressure for the win.

Next week: away to Cambs South 1st, noon start.

Spalding 2nd 4 
Wisbech Men’s 3rd 1

Two goals down, Wisbech continued to battle, pushing high which resulted in a goal from Olly Brown.

Going for the equaliser Wisbech were caught with quick goals before the whistle.

MoM: Paul Lawrence.

Next weekend: home Cambs South 2nds, 12:30.

Wisbech Men’s 4th 0 
St Ives 4th 3

Father and son Nick and Tyler Eggleton were fully committed. MoM: Charlie Bateman and keeper Joss Calderbank.

Next weekend: away Cambs South 3rds, 1:30.