GALLERY: Joey Gomm gets the winner as Wisbech Ladies end Bedford II’s unbeaten start to the season
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Wisbech Town Ladies picked up a 2-1 win over high flying Bedford II in Division 1N on Saturday.
The hosts started well against an unorganised Bedford side, winning a penalty corner inside the first five minutes. Despite Bedford’s keeper not yet making it on the pitch, Wisbech failed to make the most of it and the score remained goalless.
Continued pressure from Wisbech finally saw them rewarded through a deflection from Lisa Williamson.
Early in the second half Bedford turned in a penalty corner from a straight strike at the top of the D.
Wisbech spurned more chances until Joey Gomm slotted home a rebound from a penalty corner. Wisbech held on to condemn Bedford II to their first loss of the season.
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In Premier A, a young Wisbech side battled hard against Chelmsford but lost 8-0.
At 0-0 Wisbech had two excellent chances to take the lead but they both went begging and in the last few minutes before half time Chelmsford scored twice.
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Thirty seconds into the second half, Chelmsford scored again and they were deadly for the rest of the game.
Captain Charlie Baxter said: “We put in a brilliant performance in the first half and myself and one of the other guys had two excellent chances to take the lead but we couldn’t take them
“Once the third went in straight after half time heads dropped and the floodgates opened.
“We know what a difficult situation we’re in and there were plenty of positives to take from that first half.
“We’ve got some younger lads Tom Culshaw and Dan Crossley who hadn’t played any first team hockey before this season and they’ve really come on leaps and bounds
“It’s important to take the positives out of Saturday and keep pushing for Cambridge University on Sunday.”