Brad’s the lad to help break duck
WISBECH men s first team secured their first East Premier B win of the season on Saturday, defeating Crostyx 3-2 at home. The Wisbech attacks were thwarted by fine goalkeeping but they finally made the breakthrough with a superbly-taken goal from Brad Apt
WISBECH men's first team secured their first East Premier B win of the season on Saturday, defeating Crostyx 3-2 at home.
The Wisbech attacks were thwarted by fine goalkeeping but they finally made the breakthrough with a superbly-taken goal from Brad Apted.
Defensive errors allowed Crostyx to equalise but another brilliant goal from Apted restored Wisbech's lead before Matt Levanda made it 3-1 before the break.
Richard Claxton hit the bar in the second half and, as the home side tired, Crostyx pulled a late goal back but Wisbech held on to the three points.
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Wisbech II dominated their game at home to Horncastle I and ran out comfortable 6-1 winners.
Joe Prestidge set the tempo with a goal in the opening minute and further goals came from Matt Pooley and Jon Boyall.
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The visitors reduced the deficit but Wisbech continued to push forward and were rewarded with two more for Prestidge and a sixth from Lee Peck.
Wisbech III were unlucky to lose a closely-fought home game to Peterborough Exiles on Saturday.
Karl Humbles struck to open the scoring but after Ryan Blunt was yellow-carded, Exiles took advantage to equalise in the second half.
Both sides pushed for the winner but it was the visitors who snatched the points with a late goal.
Wisbech ladies' first team dropped to second place in the league after their 2-2 draw at Crostyx on Saturday.
Wisbech opened the scoring through Ellie Atkins and held on to the lead until the second half, when the visitors levelled the scores from a short corner.
Claire Apted put Wisbech back in to the lead and the home side seemed to be heading for victory. However, a contentious late penalty stroke gave Crostyx a point and Laura Overland was harshly sent off with only seconds to go.
Jo Bland won the player of the match award.
Wisbech Ladies II dominated their derby match at home to March Ladies II and notched-up a comfortable 6-0 win.
The home side created many goal-scoring chances in the first half but had to be content with a 2-0 lead after Shelley Jones and player of the match Louise Sandall found the target.
Wisbech continued their good work in the second half and secured the points with a brace from Vicky Herbert and strikes from Georgina Dunn and Jo Gomm.
- LONG Sutton's first team began well in their match at Pelicans I but it was the home side who drew first blood from a disputed penalty corner.
After Nick Bailey's goal was ruled out for an infringement, Pelicans extended their lead before the break.
Sutton deservedly pulled a goal back through Jamie Featherstone and they looked likely to get back on to level terms.
However, Pelicans hit back on the counter-attack and took their chances to win 6-1.
A draw was probably a fair result in the match featuring Long Sutton II and Rutland I on Saturday.
The home side opened the scoring on 15 minutes through Nathan Skeels and despite forging several more chances, Sutton were unable to hold on to the lead and Rutland equalised with 10 minutes remaining.
Long Sutton III put in an encouraging performance at Newmarket I but suffered a disappointing result and lost 3-1.
Despite excellent work from Sutton, Newmarket took their chances to open up a 3-0 lead. Rob Tillbrook pulled a goal back late on but Sutton deserved more from the game.