Battling performance but still no points for Wisbech firsts

HOCKEY Men s NE14 East Premier A Division Crostyx 6 Wisbech Town I 3 WISBECH are still searching for their first point of the season after a battling performance against Crostyx. Wisbech fell behind to an early goal but equalised when Joe Melton scored

HOCKEY

Men's NE14 East Premier A Division

Crostyx 6 Wisbech Town I 3

WISBECH are still searching for their first point of the season after a battling performance against Crostyx.


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Wisbech fell behind to an early goal but equalised when Joe Melton scored from a short corner.

Their joy was short lived though as Crostyx won their first corner of the game and the ball was in the top corner of the net before Wisbech had time to react.

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Henry Rosier won the ball and played a one-two with Bradley Apted before slotting into the vacant net for his first goal at this level to make it 2-2 at half-time.

After Crostyx went 3-2 up Wisbech had Dan Mason yellow-carded.

They paid for his absence conceding twice while he was off the pitch.

Sam Blunt pulled a goal back but it was little more than a consolation as Crostyx grabbed a sixth.

Wisbech host Cambridge University at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Men's Division 4NW

City of Peterborough V 1Wisbech Town II 2

WISBECH overcame the never-say-die attitude of the hosts to take all three points.

Tom Jupp gave Wisbech the lead but Peterborough quickly equalised.

Wisbech had played the better hockey in the first half and continued to do so in the second however failed to show any conviction in the final third.

The deciding goal came from a trademark aerial by Orlando Prestidge, finding Tom Peggs who steered the ball into the bottom corner.

Well-timed tackles from Kevin Shippey, between the posts, denied Peterborough.

Men's Division 4NW

Wisbech Town III 3 Long Sutton II 1

WISBECH came out on top against a strong and experienced side.

Wisbech went 1-0 up early in the first half when a near perfect team move ended when Jack Bass crossed the ball from the right and Tim Wong slotted home.

After the equaliser James Williams scored from a tight angle to put Wisbech back ahead.

In the second half all the Wisbech players battled extremely hard to ensure Sutton did not get an equaliser and Bass finished superbly from a one-on-one to wrap up victory.

Man of the match was shared between youngster Bass and sweeper Sam Dunn.

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