Hockey round-up: Two Wisbech sides battle it out for club bragging rights

BRAGGING rights were at stake when a large crowd watched two Wisbech Town Hockey Club’s men’s teams face each other on Saturday.

The IIs sailed into a 3-0 lead after goals from Lee Peck (2) and Sam Dunn but strikes from Hugo Atkins and Howard Atkins restored pride for the IIIs.

• MARLY Lawson’s hat-trick helped the ladies’ II move up to third in the Cambridgeshire Premier Division with a 3-0 win over City of Peterborough III.

Emma Baker set up all three goals for the team who thanked Roger Kay and Gary Freear for umpiring.

• GAVIN Johnstone scored but a poor-second half performance saw the men’s first team slip to a 4-1 defeat at Letchworth.

• GOALS from Pete Shippey (2), Elliot Peck and Jonathan Boyal secured the men’s IV 4-1 win against Ely City III.

• THE ladies’ III lost 2-0 to Huntingdon II despite a fine display from player of the match Ellie Cobb.

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• UNBEATEN Bromley & Beckenham hammered the struggling ladies’ first team 7-0.

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• THE second-placed ladies’ first team beat Cambridge City II 2-1 to keep up their title challenge thanks to goal from Melissa Ludlam and Bryony Normanton.

• GARY Hales, Josh Fyson and captain Jimmy Harrison scored while ‘keeper Jake Loweth saved a penalty to help the men’s first team draw 3-3 with Crostyx.

• DAN Batten (2), Ben Shore (2), Stuart Ingram, Nick Bailey, Jeremy Watt and Michael Donagy got on the scoresheet as the men’s II thumped Boston 8-1.

• THE men’s III slumped to a disappointing 1-0 derby loss at struggling Spalding V.

• LEAGUE-LEADERS Alford hammered the ladies’ II 8-0.