Hockey round-up: Wisbech trade blows with local rivals while ladies continue unbeaten run

WISBECH Hockey Club traded blows with their local rivals in two derbies at the weekend while the ladies kept on course for a stunning unbeaten season.

East Women’s Hockey League - Division One North

Ipswich III 0 Wisbech 2

WISBECH ladies remained on course for an unbeaten season with a confident performance on the road at Ipswich.

Captain Natalie Ward broke the deadlock from a second-half short corner and a Claire Apted strike sealed the win soon after.

The in-form ladies travel to Devon on Sunday for the quarter-final of the HA Trophy, where they will meet Teign.

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

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Wisbech II 3 March II 0

WISBECH piled the misery on their bottom-of-the-table local rivals with a dominant display.

Goals from Sam Dunn, Gary Freear and Matt Pooley were enough to secure the bragging rights for the home side.

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

Rutland 5 Wisbech III 0

A BRAVE effort from defender Zac Brown was not enough to stop table-topping Rutland romp to a comfortable victory against Wisbech.

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

March III 5 Wisbech IV 4

MARCH scored a late winner to steal the points in a pulsating derby.

Braces from Gary Freear and Hugo Atkins kept Wisbech interested but it was their Fenland neighbours that found a last-gasp winner.