Hockey round-up: Wisbech II’s league charge frozen while first team triumph

THE men’s II had their Division Three campaign frozen at the weekend as Wisbech Town Hockey Club lost their first fixtures of the season to the wintry weather.

The seconds had their home clash with struggling Rutland II abandoned while the club’s ladies’ III were also out of action due to a frozen pitch.

• WISBECH men’s first team made hard work of seeing off bottom-of-the-table Harpenden 4-2.

The Premier B basement boys put in a battling performance but goals from Joe Melton, Sam Markille, Gavin Johnstone and Sam Blunt got Wisbech home.

• PROMOTION-CHASING Peterborough IV beat Wisbech men’s III 4-0 but the club’s men’s IV beat Spalding III 4-2.

• WISBECH ladies’ first team suffered their second consecutive 7-0 defeat - folding to high-flying Bedford - but the ladies’ II claimed a stunning 3-1 victory over Peterborough III thanks to a first-half hat-trick from Gilly Dunn.

• LONG Sutton men’s first team had their game postponed but the seconds stole the plaudits with a 4-2 win over Peterborough VI.

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A brace from Ben Shore and goals from Michael Donagy and Will Cook secured the points.

• MAN of the match Steff Fox couldn’t prevent Long Sutton men’s IV falling to a 2-0 defeat against Alford II.

• HAT-TRICK hero Rebecca Kierman helped fire Long Sutton ladies’ first team to the top of the league.

Melissa Ludlam (2), Jess Hudson and Bryony Normanton also scored as they thrashed Sudbury II 7-1.