Melton hits late winner in extraordinary hockey match

PUBLISHED: 11:32 29 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

Wisbech II v Rutland

Wisbech II v Rutland

A LATE Joe Melton goal gave Wisbech Town Hockey Club men s first team a 5-4 victory over Ipswich seconds in an extraordinary NE14 East Premier Division clash. Wisbech were ahead after two minutes thanks to a Sam Blunt reverse stick strike. The dream sta

Wisbech Ii v Rutland

A LATE Joe Melton goal gave Wisbech Town Hockey Club' men's first team a 5-4 victory over Ipswich seconds in an extraordinary NE14 East Premier Division clash.

Wisbech were ahead after two minutes thanks to a Sam Blunt reverse stick strike.

The dream start continued when Luke Smith made it 2-0 after collecting a misplaced pass.

And a Sam Markille brace made it 4-0 before the 15th minute.

But Wisbech dropped their level and allowed Ipswich to pull it back to 4-4

Wisbech went down to 10-men when Charlie Baxter was sent off for a foul and Jon Shippey deflected a goal-bound shot wide.

Two minutes from time Melton swept home after a short corner.

Wisbech visit Cambridge City tomorrow at 2pm.

Wisbech men's seconds drew 2-2 with Rutland first team, but Wisbech men's fourth team beat their own fifth team 5-1 in the NE14 Division 6NW.

Action was fast and furious and the fourths struck first with two quick Wayne Jupp goals.

Tim Atkins pulled one back but goals from Matt Esser, Adam Thomas and Alex Jones gave the fourths a convincing victory.

Wisbech ladies' third team drew 0-0 at Bourne thirds in the Cambs Ladies' Division Two.

After a slow start Wisbech battled their way back into the match.

Tina Forder, Alice Wong and Jane Goodley defended well for the visitors.

Wong and Sue Atter were joint players of the match.


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