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Regan nets debut goal for Wisbech Ladies 1sts who beat Ipswich II in must-win game

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Wisbech Men’s 3rds 1 Cambs South 3rds 3

With a much-changed side Wisbech made hard work of the first half, conceding three goals.

In the second half, after an “Alex Ferguson-type hairdryer team talk” by guest manager Jonathan Shippey, Wisbech came out a much-changed side, winning the period 1-0 with a well-taken penalty flick by Elliot Peck.

Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687192)
Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687192)

Wisbech Men’s 4th 1 Kettering 4’s 5

As expected Kettering started strongly but a resolute defence kept them at bay.

Some good movement in midfield and Wisbech had their share of chances but were also met with a solid defence. Kettering broke the deadlock with a well-struck short corner midway in the half.

Kettering added another shortly after but Wisbech were rewarded with a well taken goal from Jonathan Garwell taking them in at half time 1-2 down.

The opposition came out full of vigour and scored their third. Wisbech defended well but couldn’t stop the away team adding two more.

An excellent first half from the Wisbech men who played some really good hockey.

Wisbech Ladies 1sts 4 Ipswich Ladies 2’s 0

This was a must-win game!

Wisbech started brightly and thwarted Ipswich’s very physical game plan with their own tenacity.

Wisbech finally broke the deadlock with a well-worked goal scored by Hannah Strickle. This caused Ipswich to lose their cool and several green cards were issued. The ladies continued to work hard with the effervescent Jo Gomm leading the charge. The forwards continued to make many fine runs, with Sam Pritchard having her best game of the season, working well with Ellie Padmore and Rhianna Regan.

The experience of Jane Peggs and skipper Georgie Dunn kept the Wisbech team focused. Just before half time, Wisbech found themselves defending a short corner with only the keeper and two defenders; resulting in Issy Oldershaw Ellis stopping the full blooded shot on the line.

The second half continued with a very physical battle and midway through two superb team goals were finished by Issy Pope and Ellie Padmore.

Good defending led by Katie Dunn and Issy ‘OE’ kept them at bay. Louisa Allen then also made two very good saves. Megan Fey, Sharon Empson and Georgie Dunn kept pressing forward. Rhianna Regan scored her debut first team goal with a thunderous edge of the D strike.

Wisbech should be proud of themselves in how they handled the pressure.

PoM: Jo Gomm.

Wisbech Ladies 2nds 2 Huntingdon 0

Huntingdon had all the play from the start with Wisbech soaking up the pressure.

A breakaway in defence saw Lorraine Parker and Sue ‘Swampy’ Robinson set up Emma Baker to slot home.

A short corner strike from Baker hit the post which fell into the path of Robinson to smash it home. A very good effort from all the team working hard together, especially Tia Bideau.

PoM: Tia Bideau.

Wisbech Ladies 3rds 4 Cambs City 1

The ladies pulled the biggest shock of the season for the club on Saturday over second in the league Cambs City, who beat Wisbech earlier in the season 0-8.

Within the first 10 minutes Oliwa Bolka put in a superb cross to Steph Garner in the D, who struck a text book first time home. Fired up, the ladies quickly followed up with another goal from youngster Amelia Garfoot.

Cambs, as half-time approached, sneaked a goal, making it 1-2.

Second half the team were full of confidence and Bolka, with a great first-time strike, and defender Nancy Davies, with a thunderous shot, sealed the points.

PoM: Helen Pentelow, GK.

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