Spoils shared after 10-goal thriller

Wisbech Town 2nd 5,

Ely City 2nd 5

Wisbech took the lead straight from the push back when Lee Peck dribbled down the left and cut the ball back for Phil Norman to slot home.

Ely levelled from a penalty corner, but Wisbech went ahead again when Gary Freear set up a rare Mark Littlechild goal.

However, Ely hit back, this time levelling and taking the lead with two more goals from penalty corners. A frantic first half finished 3-3 with the prolific Freear striking off-balance to bring Wisbech level.

The second half began with Ely scoring straight from the push back. Wisbech pressed and were unable to convert a plethora of penalty corners into goals. Fortunately, Karl Belding produced a fine individual effort from open play to make the score 4-4.

Once more Ely took the lead but Wisbech equalised when they converted a penalty corner with Norman sweeping the ball home from close range.

On Saturday Wisbech face Bourne Deeping 1 away at 11.30am.

Rutland 2nd 2, Wisbech 3rd 3

Wisbech took a while to settle down and the first half was all Rutland with the home side squandering many chances.

There were some good saves from Simon Freear in goal and it was a relief to Wisbech to go into the break only one goal down.

In the second half Wisbech began to pass superbly. The first goal came from a Dom Stannard cross that Sam Darlow put away for his first goal for the club. A further two goals came from Matt Esser and a Dom Stannard penalty corner with only one in reply from Rutland.

The thirds’ match on Saturday is against Cambs City IV (h) 11.30am.

Wisbech Ladies 3, Colchester 1

Within minutes of the start Wisbech were rewarded for their early pressure and Jane Peggs slotted the ball home after a cross into the D from Natalie Ward.

After another period of pressure Wisbech were awarded a short corner which Claire Apted coolly fired into the goal for a 2-0 lead.

Wisbech defended well and, after another short corner awarded, Apted (PoM) dispatched the ball into the back of the goal.

Against the run of play Colchester then managed to scrape back a goal but Wisbech held on for the win despite losing Jo Bland to a yellow card.

Wisbech Ladies 2nd 4,

St Ives 2nd 1

Wisbech moved to fourth place following another great team performance.

Wisbech had all the possession early on but St Ives led against the run of play. But Wisbech hit back with three goals from short corners, two slotted home by Emma Baker and one by Gilly Dunn.

A fourth goal completed Baker’s second hat-trick this season after the ball was worked out of defence by Lorraine Parker, through Shelly Jones and Louise Sandall, to a great finish.

Wisbech are at home on Saturday to league leaders Newmarket.

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 2,

St Neots Ladies 3rds 1

Wisbech continued their surge up the table with a fine win.

They started off slowly and found themselves defending hard in the first 10 minutes but denied St Neots the opening goal on several occasions thanks to goalkeeper Abbie Marshal.

The game settled and Wisbech had many chances before Tina Forder, returning from injury, rounded two defenders and slotted the ball home.

Midway through the second half Wisbech doubled their lead with Georgie Woolmer (PoM) scoring. St Neots pulled a goal back, converting from a short corner.