Wisbech Ladies 3
Holcombe 1A 1
Saturday saw the Ladies play their first game in the East Premier League, after promotion, against Holcombe, who boast a first team bristling with internationals and Olympic winners.
Wisbech went in at half-time 2-0 to the good, thanks to goals from Alice Salmon and Lisa Williamson.
In the second half, Wisbech conceded their only short corner of the game.
Holcombe, however, did find a hole in Wisbech and scored from open play. Katie Rodger restored Wisbech’s two-goal cushion with a shot that powered into the far corner of the net.
New players should get along to Wisbech Hockey Club on Saturday between 9am and 10am for ages 6-11 and on Tuesday nights at 6.30pm if you are older. Previous experience is not necessary.
Wisbech Ladies 2nd 1
Long Sutton 0
Wisbech started the season as they ended the last, in a winning way.
Wisbech played a structured format with superb play between Claire Apted, Sue Robinson and Louise Sandall.
They were rewarded with a well-worked short corner routine put home by new captain Sharon Simons past the dive of keeper Lorraine Wallis.
Wisbech soaked up the pressure from Long Sutton with fantastic work at sweeper by Laura Overland and good saves in goal by Louisa Allen, from Leanne Woodhead’s strike.
The next Sutton match will be at fortress Peele taking on Newmarket. Wisbech PoM: Hannah Strickle.
Wisbech Ladies 3rds 0
Wisbech pushed from the start but struggled to find their rhythm, while Horncastle bagged a second half winner.
An excellent performance by Wisbech and new player Libby Bingham.
LSHC Men 0
wWapping 2nds 3
Sutton begun life in div 1 in a tough test by losing key personnel at either end of the pitch.
The back five of Cliff, Fox, Baguley, Taylor and Harrison held firm until midway through the half.
With the scores still at 1-0 Sutton had a glorious opening to level things up, Shore unable to get the desired connection.
In the final stages Wapping added penalty corner goals.
PoM: Fred Whatling – a change of role in a more central position and tireless running.