Wisbech run high fliers close

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Wisbech 1,

Harleston Magpies 2

Wisbech went into the game full of confidence and pressed a high-flying ex-National League side.

Magpies opened the scoring, though, with a fine deflected finish.

The home side hit back almost immediately from a very slick penalty corner with Ed Batt finding Brad Apted open in the circle to sweep home.

Wisbech were fighting for every ball and every tackle. The Fenmen were unlucky to give away a penalty corner a few minutes before half-time, which was converted by their drag flicker – although keeper Tom Peggs felt he should’ve kept it out.

In the second half 
Wisbech had a couple of glorious chances, but David Hodson and Gary Freear couldn’t quite compose themselves.

Positive Wisbech have another tough clash at St Albans next Saturday.

Wisbech 4ths 3, 
Bourne Deeping 4ths 4

Wisbech were 2-1 up by half-time via Howard Atkins and Jonny Garner.

In the second half Wisbech failed to compete for the ball in key areas.

Despite the best efforts of Eliott Peck in goal, Deeping scored three more from open play. Kieran Hallett scored a consolation.

Next weekend: Cambs City 5ths (a), 10am start.

Lincoln 1, 
Wisbech Ladies 0

Despite lots of attacking pressure Wisbech failed to convert and against the run of play Lincoln scored first.

Wisbech should have been awarded a penalty flick when Laura Overland’s stick was taken out wildly by a Lincoln defender as she was poised to score.

The umpire awarded a hit-out to Lincoln.

Despite numerous chances and several penalty corners it was not Wisbech’s day.

Wisbech take on North Norfolk and Maidstone in the league and the trophy respectively next weekend. Both matches will be played at Harecroft Road, all supporters welcome.