Ladies look good for promotion

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Wisbech Ladies 1st 8, Cambridge City 2

Yet again Wisbech proved why they are worthy favourites for promotion with an easy win against bottom of the table City.

The performance showcased the talent and teamwork that Wisbechare consistently producing. First on the score sheet was captain Natalie Ward with a slick run of play from defence to attack allowing the home team to open proceedings.

The next two goals came from Clare Apted scoring both from practised penalty corner routines.

Wisbech put on a show in the second hlaf with Georgie Dunn first to score after the break from some well worked open play and her second goal was not long to follow again from play working the ball from the the wings to the centre.

The losing away team kept their heads but Wisbech were showing no mercy and continued to attack, attack, attack winning yet another penalty corner leading to a goal from Jane Peggs. Lisa Williamson worked hard on the front line and with the whole team on form this week the goals were coming from attacks all over the pitch. Erika Burrel put her name on the score sheet from a powerful pass from left defender Verity Allen and right defender Jodi Peggs set Jo Bland up for the final goal of the day.

Wisbech Ladies 2, Newark 1

Wisbech quickly found that the umpiring was going to be challenging and each ball needed to be fought for in this cup-tie.

They went 1-0 down and at one point played with only nine players after stick tackles saw yellow cards for Steph Hanlon and Jo Gomm.

Newark also suffered losses to yellow cards and each team battled for possession unable to capitalise on a depleted side.

The second half was played similarly to the first with Wisbech unable to fall into their stride and play their usual game that has won them all their league games. However, many penalty corners came and one was converted from a direct strike from Clare Apted. At stalemate, the game was taken to extra time and a free hit into the ‘D’ enabled Apted to secure victory with a ‘golden goal’ and Wisbech are through to the next round on February 6 at home.

Wisbech ladies 2nds 0, St Ives 3

In a game where Wisbech had the majority of the play and short corners in abundance, they somehow managed to go lose but it says a lot when the opposition voted their goal keeper as their player of the match!

Alice Wong was voted player of the match for Wisbech, one particularly great reverse stick pick up running at full stretch from a pin point pass delivered by Joey Gomm.

With injuries beginning to creep in Wisbech may lose both the captain and vice-captain on Saturday, but there is no doubt the rest of the side could bring home a win to keep them in the League at mid table.

Wisbech mens 2nds 0, Peterborough 4ths 2

The first half was closely contested with Peterborough breaking the deadlock with a fortunate goal from open play. Wisbech battled back, but were unable to convert a string of penalty corners.

The second half continued in the same vein with Peterborough having the better of the chances, but finding Simon Frear in good form in the Wisbech goal. However, as Wisbech pushed for an equaliser, Peterborough stole the ball in midfield and broke away to score a second goal. Wisbech pressed up to the final whistle, but couldn’t score and the match ended 2-0.

This week Wisbech travel to Cambridge to play top of the league Cambridge South.