Wisbech hockey players make it seven wins from as many league games
It was an excellent weekend for Wisbech Hockey Club with the men's first team making it seven wins from as many games while all four of the club's ladies teams remained undefeated.
With a number of injuries, including captain Tom Jupp, the men's first team could be forgiven for feeling a little apprehensive ahead of their game against third-placed St Neots.
But they secured took an early two-goal lead thanks to goals from Jack Bass and Fred Whatling.
A much more composed and professional second half followed with Whatling getting his second, as well as Sam Markillie and Danny Haynes getting on the scoresheet.
Wisbech Ladies 1s moved up to fifth in the league standings with a 2-0 victory over Bury.
Ten minutes before half-time Wisbech converted a short corner through Izzy Pope, before adding a second goal through Laura Bell, with a flick into the net from a short corner in the second half.
With Bell also making a goalline clearance and winning countless free hits, she was named as player of the match.
Wisbech men's 2nds hit six goals without reply during their trip to Cambridge 5ths.
Wisbech exploded straight out of the blocks with a goal in the first 30 seconds, with great work down the right resulting in Matt Pooley slotting home on the back post.
Five minutes later, Jason Mallet crashed a pinpoint ball in to the D which was converted well with a great deflection from Karle Belding.
Wisbech continued playing strong passing hockey, led by Player-of-the-Match Oli Overland.
After another good passage of play, Jonny Garner to find Jason Mallet, who scored with a trademark reverse stick shot in the D.
Before the close of the half, Wisbech were able to add 2 more goals through Belding and Pooley and went in to half time 5-0 up.
Josh Bell slotted home a thunderous strike from the top of the D to make it 6-0.
On Saturday, Wisbech host Spalding 2nds at Harecroft Road.
Wisbech Ladies 2nds secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over their counterparts from Pelicans.
With Emma B out due to an injury sustained at St Ives the team welcome Brogan into the squad to fill in the forward position.
Lou scored the only goal of the game following a well-worked short corner.
Some great saves from player of the match Ali B kept the team in the game.
Wisbech Ladies 3rds clinched a 2-1 victory over a Newmarket Development side with Freya on target with both of the goals.
On Saturday, the ladies host top-of-the-table Pelicans 3rds.
Wisbech Ladies 4ths faced Peterborough 5ths in an evenly-matched game.
Peterborough took a 2-0 lead before Fiona H-P scored from a dramatic penalty flick a minute before the end of the first half.
Peterborough restored their two-goal advantage but the Wisbech team dug deep, with Fiona H-P scoring a second goal from a short corner, and Georgia Ward making it 3-3.