Luck deserts valiant Wisbech
Men s NE14 East Premier Division Wisbech Town I 1 Cambridge University 4 DESPITE a valiant effort, Wisbech lost to a high-flying University side but the score did not truly reflect proceedings. Wisbech soaked up early pressure and repelled a string of sh
Men's NE14 East Premier Division
Wisbech Town I 1 Cambridge University 4
DESPITE a valiant effort, Wisbech lost to a high-flying University side but the score did not truly reflect proceedings.
Wisbech soaked up early pressure and repelled a string of short corners before the visitors took the lead.
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Bad luck struck at Wisbech's first short corner.
The ball from Brad Apted to Joe Melton looked as though it would create a simple chance but it bounced off a twig and the opportunity disappeared.
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Dan Martell equalised from a short corner before half-time.
But Wisbech's Drew Harvey was shown a yellow card for a rash challenge and Wisbech received a further blow straight after the re-start when Cambridge restored their lead.
Luck deserted Wisbech again when a Martell short corner effort came back off the post.
Pushing forward to try and salvage the game, Wisbech conceded two goals in the last few minutes to give the result a lustre the students didn't deserve.
Next week Wisbech visit Havering.
Men's Division 4NW
Cambridge University III 3 Wisbech Town II 1
WISBECH failed to take any points for the first time this season as their opponents on the day were better organised, fitter and didn't have to start the first half with nine players.
Eventually Wisbech where back to full strength and battled hard to remain just 1-0 down at half-time.
All that hard work was undone in the second half as the Cambridge side struck in seconds of push back and with the use of their many rolling subs, tired legs were easily replaced.
Wisbech fought on and Matt Pooley's glancing edge beat the home keeper with ease.
There were other chances as Wisbech were determined to get the equaliser but forcing a draw made it harder to defend and eventually Cambs Uni made it a mountain to climb with their third as Wisbech ran out of gas.
Men's Division 4NW
St Neots II 1 Wisbech Town III 4
A SOLID performance saw Wisbech win a mid-table clash.
The reshuffled away side started well with Dom Stannard and man of the match Matt Esser impressing in the centre.
In the second half, Phil Norman was switched back onto the right and instantly made an impact by cutting through St Neots and drilling a shot through the keeper's legs. As the pressure mounted, Claxton converted another two and narrowly missed out on a third with a cricketer's effort pushed over the bar.
Jack Bass added Wisbech's fourth but a final-minute rejoinder from St Neots denied Wisbech the clean sheet.