Wisbech Town 8, Pelicans 2
Wisbech heaped more misery on already relegated Pelicans with an East Premier B thrashing in their final home game of the season.
Throughout the game Wisbech created chances but failed to capitalise on them until the latter stages. Pelicans’ only real threat came from short corners, but despite reaching double figures, only had two scrappy goals to show for them at the end.
Wisbech took a deserved lead when Drew Harvey swept the ball home from a short corner, an advantage which was doubled with a cool David Wood finish.
Pelicans got their first goal in the final minute of the first half and equalised early in the second to give Wisbech some competition and the hosts stepped up their game admirably.
A twenty-minute period saw them score six times as Pelicans visibly wilted in the heat and under the flurry of goals. Brad Apted struck twice and was joined on the score sheet by Aaron Cobb, Matthew Lavender, Tom Jupp and Dan Martell.
This week Wisbech compl-ete their season at City of Peterborough II (2.30).
Wisbech 2nds 2, St Neots 1sts 1
Wisbech continued their winning run, but made hard work of it. The pressure was off after avoiding relegation last week, but St Neots were still scrapping for survival.
St Neots began the better, but Wisbech soon began to dominate and St Neots were struggling to get out of their half. However, it was St Neots that scored first with a bizarre goal – taking advantage of the confusion from an optimistic ball forward rebounding off the Wisbech post.
Wisbech continued to dominate after half time and eventually the pressure paid off, Gary Freear converting one of Wisbech’s many penalty corners. Wisbech took the lead soon after when Gary Freear slotted home another penalty corner. Despite St Neots rallying just before the end of the game, Wisbech got the win.
Horncastle 1sts 4,
Wisbech 3rds 1
Wisbech, with several key players missing, struggled to get going in the first half. Horncastle dominated possession and went 3-0 up at half time.
Wisbech nearly scored from a short corner when Sam Portham (mom) deflected the ball goalwards and it was cleared off the line.
Wisbech soon went 4-0 down after the break and this woke Wisbech up and they started to play better hockey. Another good chance came from a short corner then Hugo Atkins finished a good team move. Wisbech then had a well struck powerful shot from Dom Stannard well saved and Hugo Atkins’ follow up was cleared off the line.
Market Deeping 3rds 5,
Wisbech 4ths 4
Wisbech’s young side came up against a forward who had been playing in the national league a few seasons ago but this did not deter them.
This resulted in an end to end game with goals being scored regularly. Wisbech took the lead through Daniel Crossly in his first game but Deeping took a 2-1 lead at half-time.
More goals from Jack Bass and Max Thomas matched the Deeping one in the second half and the glimmer of hope when Daniel Crossly scored his second to give Wisbech the lead was soon crushed when the Deeping forward used all his skill to score twice for the home side.
It was a superb effort from the Wisbech players and showed a good fighting spirit as well as some sublime hockey skills. On Saturday it is Peterborough (h) 11.30.