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Wisbech Men 3 Potters Bar 2

Wisbech 1sts started well, playing some of the best hockey of the season, but were unable to convert chances from the early pressure.

Potters Bar struck, and on the stroke of half-time Wisbech levelled from a great through ball from Gary Freear to Dan Martell, who finished well.

Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687220)
Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687220)

Wisbech started the second half the better side, taking the lead through a penalty flick from Jonathan Shippey. The men enjoyed most of the possession, until Potters Bar made the most of a counter-attack, levelling the score once more. Building on this momentum the away side won a penalty flick, comfortably saved by Bill “Wom” Garner in goal, who didn’t put a foot wrong all game.

A scrappy last 10 minutes from both sides saw a late winner from another Freear through ball, turned in by Tom Jupp to seal a well-earned three points.

MoM: Paul Lawrence.

Wisbech Men’s 2nd 0 Cambs City Vets 7

Wisbech did not use their speed against an ageing but well organised team – they need to play with more confidence and get on the ball more.

They are capable of results at this level but they have to prove it to themselves more than anything else.

Wisbech Men’s 3rd 1 Cambs City 5’s 3

The 10-man 3rds team took on a highly organised Cambs City squad of 14.

The team played out of their skins for the first half. Even though an 11th player was added for the second half fatigue set in and Cambs scored three well-taken goals. Calvin Bishop slotted home a goal towards the end. Well played all.

MoM: Mark Littlechild, whose engine never stops.

Wisbech Ladies 4 St Neots 0

In the first few minutes an effort by Hannah Strickle was denied by the St Neots keeper.

Wisbech dominated possession throughout and were rewarded through a short corner from Laura Overland. The ladies were soon 2-0 up through another well-worked short corner which was finished off by Ellie Padmore on the post.

The second half saw a repeat performance of the first but Wisbech were unfortunately down to 10 twice when Strickle was shown her first ever card, followed by a yellow card soon after. However, Overland scored her second with a sweet half volley from the top of the D. The fourth came from another short corner with a strike from Izzy Pope.

Player of the Match: Ellie Padmore for her creative wing play and her well deserved goal.

Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687212)
Ladies Hockey Spalding seconds v Wisbech seconds, Surfleet (4687212)

Wisbech Ladies 3rd 0 Ely 2’s 8

It was a tough match from the start against a well structured and disciplined Ely side.

The ladies worked hard but nothing seemed to work and they were 3-0 down after the first half.

It was a debut match for Ellie Garwood which saw her making some great saves in goal despite the scoreline. Their youngest player, 13 year-old Alana Pritchard, had an excellent game.

PoM: Alana Pritchard.

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