Trophy win after seven-goal thriller

Wisbech Town 1st XI 4,

Old Bordenians 1st XI 3

Wisbech bounced back to win a seven-goal thriller in the HA Trophy on Sunday and will now go to 2012 finalists Guernsey in the next round.

They began brightly, scoring within five minutes through Gary Freear.

Bordenians grabbed a quick equaliser from a penalty corner but the home side hit back moments later, with Gavin Johnstone scoring from a Brad Apted pass.

The Kent side equalised once more before Johnstone scored again to make it 3-2, with a clinical flicked finish. Wisbech went 4-2 up straight after the re-start with Freear adding his second with a deft deflection after Dan Martell had fired into the circle.

Bordenians grabbed a third goal but Wisbech played out the last few minutes.

Waltham Forest 1st XI 3,

Wisbech Town 1st XI 2

Wisbech’s miserable run of league form continued with a third successive defeat on Saturday.

A sloppily defended penalty corner gave Forest the opener after 15 minutes before Gavin Johnstone scored.

Moments later the home side added a second goal with an almost identical penalty corner routine before Wisbech were awarded two penalty flicks in quick succession. The first was despatched by Joe Melton but the second was skied to leave the score 2-2 at the break.

Wisbech were lacking that killer instinct going forward and Forest scored the winner at the near post.

This week they have a crucial clash with Cambridge University (2.30) at Harecroft Road.

Wisbech Town 2nd 5,

Cambridge City 4ths 2

Wisbech put in another excellent team performance after early strikes from Matt Goodwin and Sam Dunn gave them a fantastic start.

Goodwin added a third and Wisbech scored twice in quick succession after the break. Jason Esser grabbed the first and Dunn scored his second. City made it 5-2 but Wisbech closed out the match.

On Saturday Wisbech are away to Ely City 2, 1.30pm.

Rutland 1sts 4,

Wisbech 3rds 4

Wisbech started brightly and were soon 2-0 up thanks to Joe Brownlow and David Wood before Rutland got one back.

Second half goals for Wisbech came from Richard Claxton and Dominic Stannard scored from a well worked short corner which should have earned the win but Rutland equalised from a strong shot at a short corner. It was then left to Simon Freear to save the day with another fantastic save.

This Saturday the thirds face Alford (h) 11.30am.