Hockey round-up: Unbeaten ladies one win away from clinching title after vital victory

WISBECH Hockey Club’s unbeaten ladies all but secured the title with a win over high-flying Cambridge University while there were also wins for two of the men’s teams.

East Women’s Hockey League - Division One North

Cambridge University 1 Wisbech 2

WISBECH Ladies are now just four games away from a miraculous unbeaten season after beating title-rivals Cambridge University.

Goals from Natalie Ward and Jo Gomm put the league-leaders in control before Cambridge grabbed a late consolation from a penalty corner.

Wisbech are now 10 points clear the top of the table and can secure the title if they win against their rivals the Pelicans tomorrow.

East Men’s Hockey League - Premier Division B

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Wisbech 4 Harpenden 2

BRAD Apted was the hat-trick hero as Wisbech struck two late goals to see off Harpenden.

The visitors found equalisers for Apted’s first and a Drew Harvey goal but had no answer to two more late Apted strikes.

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Three North-West

Wisbech II 6 Cambridge City IV 4

WISBECH edged past Cambridge City in a pulsating mid-table clash.

Tom Peggs, Phil Norman, Sam Dunn (2), Gary Freear and Lee Peck helped the home side fight back from 4-3 down to secure the points.

East Men’s Hockey League - Division Three North-West

Cambridge South 3 Wisbech III 0

WISBECH met a goalkeeper in inspired form for Cambridge and despite the best efforts of Richard Claxton, Adam Thomas and Dom Stannard they fell to a disappointing 3-0 defeat. Danny Emmington was man of the match.

East Women’s Hockey League - Division Two North-West

Newmarket 2 Long Sutton 1

A LATE breakaway goal robbed Long Sutton of a point after Mel Ludlam had equalised Newmarket’s opener.