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East Women’s Hockey League

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 2 Newmarket 4’s 0

Wisbech had another solid performance on Saturday.

Cambridge Nomads v Long Sutton, Coldhams Common hockey pitches, Cambridge, Freddie Jones and Dave Bennett. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7824133)
Cambridge Nomads v Long Sutton, Coldhams Common hockey pitches, Cambridge, Freddie Jones and Dave Bennett. Picture: Keith Heppell. (7824133)

They started positively and dominated from the start. Midway through the first half a superb strike from Racheal Bateman delivered her first league goal.

With few short corners in the first half the next opportunity in the second half was to go for a first-time strike from Nancy Davies. The plan succeeded with a beautifully hit ball from the top of the D. Lisa Lowe nearly made it 3-0 when her effort following up from a short narrowly missed and slipped the wrong side of the post.

The ladies played a quartet of juniors in the middle and they show great promise: Ruby Warren and Amelia Mitchell, both 13, playing their first adults league matches and regulars Oliwia Bolka and Amelia Garfoot. Positional play and marking will be key next weekend when they play their last match of the season at Ely.

PoM: Racheal Bateman.

Wisbech Men’s 4ths 1

Kettering 4’s 12

Wisbech entertained the league champions who have only conceded nine goals all season as opposed to the 19 they put past Wisbech in their last encounter.

Kettering came at Wisbech with wave after wave of attacks, and the men went in half-time deflated, 0-6 down.

Wisbech decided to pull their forwards back and the midfield came into play encroaching on their D more and more. Kettering added a few more but then came the goal of the day.

Elliot Peck fizzed the ball into the D and Brandon Ruff got his stick on it into the top corner.

The spectators were delighted to see Brandon get that first elusive goal.

He’s now joined only one of 10 to score past Kettering, who went on to score a couple more.

An improvement on their last meeting. No man of the match this week but hats off to Ruff who has stuck with it all season.



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