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Wisbech hockey players close in on East Men's Division 2 North West crown

Wisbech men moved a step closer to the league title as they bounced back from the disappointment of last week's cup exit.

The team find themselves eight points clear at the top of the East Men's Division 2 North West table with four games remaining following a thrilling 3-2 victory at St Neots.

Wisbech took the deserved lead through a well-taken flick into the top corner from Sam Markillie.

Wisbech Town hockey players are closing in on the East Men's Division 2 North West title.
Wisbech Town hockey players are closing in on the East Men's Division 2 North West title.

St Neots redressed the balance going into the interval thanks to a penalty stroke.

The visitors regained the lead after a brilliant goal from Jack Bass, who beat three players before rifling home.

St Neots found visiting goalkeeper Sisson in sparkling form between the posts before equalising for a second time.

The winner came five minutes from time thanks to a moment of magic from Dom Stannard.

This weekend Wisbech host St Ives.

The men's 3rds were in fine goalscoring form as they hosted Peterborough 6ths in a rearranged game at the weekend.

Ciaran Lowe opened the scoring with a well-executed slot home, shortly followed by an impressive narrow-angle strike into the top side netting by Jonathan Boyall.

A wonderful piece of baseline skill from Oli Melton set up a well-earned tap home for Calvin Bishop as Wisbech took a 3-0 lead into the break.

Goalkeeper Rob McGregor kept Peterborough at bay and Oli Brown added a brace before setting up Jordan Brown with an aerial assist as the home side ran out comfortable 6-0 winners.

Player-of-the-match was John Lawrence with his dynamo energy in the midfield and defence.

Wisbech Ladies 2nds made the short trip to Pelicans and returned back to the Fens with a 2-2 draw.

Freya cancelled out an early home goal before Clair B fired Wisbech in front, only for their hosts to level matters less than a minute later.

Alice was named as player-of-the-match for the ladies who host fourth-placed Bourne Deeping this weekend.

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