Hockey round-up: Wisbech Ladies show character to net eighth consecutive win

WISBECH Ladies’ first team continued their stunning form by battling to a narrow win against Watton on Saturday.

It was a different story for the men’s first team who were beaten by two late goals, while an inspired comeback from the fourth XI earned them a crucial win.

East Women’s Hockey League

Division One North

Watton 2 Wisbech 3

Wisbech showed character to continue their eight game winning streak by coming from behind to beat a strong Watton side. Trailing 1-0 at half time, it was goals from Jane Peggs, Claire Apted and Erika Burrell that secured a crucial three points for the league leaders.

Cambridgeshire Ladies League

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Premier Division

Wisbech II 1 Cambridge South 1

A wholehearted team performance saw Wisbech Ladies II secure a point with high-flying Cambridge South. Wisbech dominated the first half, despite playing with only ten players, and were unlucky not to be ahead at the break. It was Cambridge that took the lead early in the second half, but Wisbech showed their fighting spirit to net an equaliser when Louise Sandall converted an efficient short corner routine.

East Men’s Hockey League

Premier Division B

Wisbech 2 Letchworth 3

Two late goals saw Wisbech defeated by table-toppers Letchworth in a see-saw game, which could have gone either way. After going behind early on, Wisbech fought back to lead thanks to goals from Tom Peggs and Bradley Apted. But, after a flurry of yellow cards, Letchworth regained control and secured a vital victory.

East Men’s Hockey League

Division Three North-West

City of Peterborough IV 10 Wisbech Town III 0

Wisbech were outclassed by a skilful Peterborough side that dominated the game. The away side faced a constant battle to keep the score down and despite battling performances from youngsters Jason Esser and Ben Tarratt, they came away with a heavy defeat.

East Men’s Hockey League

Division Five North-West

Cambridge Nomads III 4 Wisbech IV 8

An inspired Wisbech comeback led them to a crucial victory against the Nomads. Despite Dom Stannard’s early strike Wisbech found themselves 3-1 down at half time but a ruthless second half saw the visitors lay siege to the Nomads goal. Stannard claimed his second, Chris Stanhope and Tim Atkins both netted braces and Danny Emmington and Howard Atkins also got themselves on the scoresheet.