Hockey round-up: Hat-trick hero Peggs keeps Wisbech Ladies top of the league
WISBECH Ladies and Men’s first teams continued their unbeaten start to the hockey season, in a mixed weekend for the town’s sides.
East Women’s Hockey League - Division One North
Wisbech 5 Harleston Magpies II 0
A hat-trick from Jane Peggs helped table-topping Wisbech Ladies first team cruise to an emphatic 5-0 win over Harleston Magpies 2nds.
Wisbech dominated the tie from the outset, and scored two further goals from short corners, Claire Apted and Sue Slator the scorers.
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Natalie Ward and Sue Slator shared the player of the match award, for their tireless work in midfield.
East Men’s Hockey League - Premier Division B
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Wisbech 3 Cambridge University II 3
Wisbech Men’s first team continued their unbeaten start to the season, coming from behind three times to secure an exciting 3-3 draw with Cambridge University 2nds.
Wisbech were behind twice in the first half but equalised both times through Bradley Apted.
After conceding a third goal early in the second half, it was left to Gary Freear to rescue a draw for Wisbech bundling the ball over the line.
The result leaves Wisbech in fourth place as they prepare to visit league leaders Dereham this weekend.
East Men’s Hockey League - Division Three North-West
Wisbech III 2 Cambs City IV 2
Goals from Pete Shippey and captain Dom Stannard helped Wisbech come back from two goals down to earn a point against Cambs City.
East Men’s Hockey League - Division Five North-West
Newmarket 7 Wisbech IV 0
Despite winning eight short corners against Newmarket, Wisbech struggled to contain the table toppers, conceding seven goals.
Cambridgeshire Ladies League - Premier Division
Spalding 3 Wisbech Ladies II 0
Wisbech put in a brave second half performance to keep the score down against a strong Spalding side, with Roma Coates and goalkeeper Alice Murray voted players of the match.