Hockey round-up: Wisbech men’s first team beaten while ladies remain winless

WINLESS Wisbech ladies’ first team continued their miserable start to life in the East Women’s Premier League with a 2-0 defeat to St Albans II.

A player-of-the-match performance from Jo Bland was not enough to prevent Wisbech’s fourth loss of the season, which leaves them bottom of the table.

•`WISBECH men’s first team fell to a 5-3 defeat against Crostyx in a feisty game which saw four yellow cards.

Brad Apted fired a brace and Sam Markille was also on target but Wisbech slumped to their second successive Premier Division B loss.

• RUTHLESS finishing from Wisbech II saw them thrash Cambridge South II 8-1.

A hat-trick from Dave Webster, a brace from Karl Belding and goals from Sam Dunn, Gary Freear and Drew Harvey secured a comfortable win.

• A SUPERB hat-trick from Richard Claxton gave Wisbech III their first win of the season.

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Claxton’s treble and a Howard Atkins strike helped the third team beat St Ives 4-3.

• WISBECH men’s IV were thumped 7-1 at Bourne IV but the club’s ladies III enjoyed a better weekend beating Bourne-Deeping III 3-0.

• WISBECH ladies’ II surrendered a two-goal lead against high-flying Rutland, falling to a 5-3 defeat.

Gilly Dunn, Lou Sandall and player of the match Jodi Peggs were Wisbech’s scorers.

• LONG Sutton men’s first team crashed to a 4-1 defeat against Harleston Magpies II but goals from Rebecca Kierman and Bryony Normanton gave the ladies’ first team a deserved victory against Peterborough Ladies II.

• BRACES from Ben Smith and man of the match Ben Shore helped Long Sutton men’s II to a 4-2 win over St Ives III.

• A NEAT finish from Josh Fyson and an excellent goalkeeping display from Albert Slator gave Long Sutton men’s III a 1-0 victory over table-topping Grantham.

• A DEBUT goal for Oliver Gayford was the only bright point for Long Sutton men’s IV as they fell to a 5-1 defeat against Horncastle II.

• LONG Sutton ladies’ II put in the club’s performance of the weekend by thumping Alford II 6-0.

Lisa Baker scored four fantastic goals with striker Katie Ireland bagging a brace.