Gallery: Hockey Round-Up
NE14 MEN S PREMIER A Blueharts I 2 Wisbech I 2 AFTER 21 league and cup games this season Wisbech achieved their first draw in a hard fought battle. The long trip to Hitchin seemed to have sapped some of the energy from Wisbech and they spent most of the
NE14 MEN'S PREMIER A
Blueharts I 2 Wisbech I 2
AFTER 21 league and cup games this season Wisbech achieved their first draw in a hard fought battle.
The long trip to Hitchin seemed to have sapped some of the energy from Wisbech and they spent most of the first half on the back foot.
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Blueharts hit the post with a penalty but took the lead minutes later but fine defending from Nick Osborn, Sam Markille, Jon Shippey and Charlie Baxter ensured it was just 1-0 at the break.
The visitors looked a different team in the second half and equalised midway through the half when Dan Martell used his skills to waltz across the circle and put the ball into an empty net.
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Blueharts restored their lead promptly though from a short corner.
Brad Apted equalised when he made a run across the circle and slotted home.
Wisbech had one more scare before the end when another short corner seemed destined for the top corner but James Sheppard flew through the air to turn it round the post.
It was a fair result in a competitive game which leaves both sides in the mid-table comfort zone.
Wisbech visit runaway unbeaten league leaders Harleston Magpies, who are one win away from the title and a return to the National League, on Saturday
NE14 MEN'S DIVISION 6NW
Wisbech IV 5 March IV 1
WISBECH clinched promotion to Division 5NW against local rivals March and now only need a point to win the league with three games left.
Wisbech went 1-0 down but replied with some of their best hockey of the season.
Alex Jones played a very good game making some good runs from deep and managed to score two goals.
The Wisbech defence made some good tackles and an amazing goal line clearance from Toby George.
But when Wisbech attacked with pace they caught March out and Wayne Jupp scored two more as Wisbech dominated the first half.
Wisbech's second half display was not as a fluent and they allowed March back into the game but Jon Boyall completed the scoring.
Towards the end of the game March had a player sent off and Wisbech could and should have scored more goals.
Wisbech have a week off and next play against Long Sutton hoping to win the league.
NE14HOCKEY: EAST MENS 6NW
Wisbech V 4 Boston III 3
A LATE Howard Atkins strike saw Wisbech win a tight game.
Boston played a much changed Wisbech side from the previous week hoping to help them get lifted off the foot of the table.
A quick Boston goal was soon cancelled out by a goal from Rishi Patel.
Boston once again took the lead but Howard Atkins equalised and it was 2-2 at half-time.
Some steady hockey left the sides in a stalemate and both failed to capitalise on various chances. The deadlock was broken by Hugo Atkins putting Wisbech in prime position to win but Boston equalised.
With the last minutes of the game Wisbech tipped the result making use of a short corner and a strike from Howard Atkins.
Wisbech play Horncastle away on Saturday.