Town give leaders a battle

NE14 MEN S EAST PREMIER DIVISION A Wisbech Town I 1 Harleston Magpies 7 LEADERS Harleston proved too strong for Wisbech but the scoreline didn t reflect the game. For much of the first half Wisbech were in control but lacked the cutting edge to penetrate

NE14 MEN'S EAST PREMIER DIVISION A

Wisbech Town I 1 Harleston Magpies 7

LEADERS Harleston proved too strong for Wisbech but the scoreline didn't reflect the game.

For much of the first half Wisbech were in control but lacked the cutting edge to penetrate Harleston's miserly defence.


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Harleston took the lead against the run of play with an incisive break.

They doubled their advantage with a well-taken short corner and then grabbed a third after a short corner rebounded off the crossbar and fell invitingly.

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Wisbech gave themselves a glimmer of hope just before halftime when Sam Blunt scored from a short corner.

But just a minute into the second half Wisbech gave the ball away in their own half and Harleston went 3-1 up.

Wisbech remained on the back foot for the remainder of them match and scored three more times, but Wisbech caused Harleston more problems than most teams this season.

Wisbech visit Bishop Stortford on Saturday at 1.30pm.

NE14 MEN'S EAST DIVISION 5NW

Newmarket Town I 2Wisbech Town III 2

WISBECH completed the first half of the season unbeaten after this hard-fought draw.

The visitors were missing several players, the game was very physical and Wisbech came away with two players injured with Gavin Plume being hit in the face from Matt Duffs right foot.

Newmarket scored an early goal from a short corner then Wisbech came back into the game.

Matt Goodwin equalised after Plume's pass following a short corner but they went 2-1 down before half-time.

Wisbech drew level when Tim Wongs' magical pass found skipper Dom Stannard who smashed the ball into the back of the net to finally score his first goal of the season.

In between chasing the winner they defended desperately with Plume and Andrew Wager both in sublime form, but man of the match went to Goodwin who worked extremely hard for the team causing problems for the opposition and displaying a superb attitude throughout.

NE14 MEN'S EAST DIVISION 6NW

Wisbech Town V 2 Horncastle III 2

TWO Al Hanrohan goals salvaged a point for Wisbech against strugglers Horncastle.

Hanrohan put away a penalty corner goal in the first three minutes.

Wisbech continued to pile on the pressure but were unable to score a goal to settle the game.

Horncastle managed to score a well-taken goal on a break to put the scores level at half-time.

In the second half Wisbech won a lot of possession but were unable to convert this into goals as they kept on running into defenders.

This pattern continued until the outstanding Horncastle player scored from a scorching shot.

This finally woke Wisbech up and some passing allowed Hanrohan to score his second.

Wisbech are away to Peterborough on Saturday at 10am.

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