Wisbech win goal-fest with Peterborough
NE 14 MEN S PREMIER City of Peterborough II 2 Wisbech I 5 LAST season this fixture ended goalless but it was a far more open affair this time around. Joe Melton gave Wisbech the lead from their first short corner and Brad Apted passed to Dan Martell who
NE 14 MEN'S PREMIER
City of Peterborough II 2 Wisbech I 5
LAST season this fixture ended goalless but it was a far more open affair this time around.
Joe Melton gave Wisbech the lead from their first short corner and Brad Apted passed to Dan Martell who left the goalkeeper with no chance for 2-0.
Peterborough were the better team in the latter stages of the first half. A short corner came back off the crossbar and the rebound was on its way in when it hit Jon Shipppey on the line. The resulting penalty stroke was turned on to the post by James Sheppard but dribbled in.
Sheppard produced a string of fine saves before Martell's second after good work from Sam Blunt restored Wisbech's two goal advantage before Peterborough grabbed their second to leave the game in the balance at half-time.
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Peterborough pressed in the second half James Mansfield, Shippey and Nick Osborn defended superbly.
The turning point in the game came when Wisbech conceded a short corner. Drew Harvey dived into a tackle and gave away the corner but the Peterborough player swung his stick at him in retaliation and was shown a yellow card.
Now the sporadic breaks became more concerted attacks.
Apted smashed home a fourth before a late short corner goal from Sam Markille sealed the game.
Wisbech host Cambridge University tomorrow at 2.30pm.
NE14 MEN'S DIVISION 6NW
Wisbech IV 5 Market Deeping III 0
WISBECH got revenge against the team that gave them one of their two defeats this season and are now in the driving seat, four points clear at the top of the league.
Wisbech started well and could have gone 1-0 up but Wayne Jupp's just went wide. Wisbech carried on attacking and Jupp scored from a good passing move.
Wisbech pressed forward I the second half and the impressive right winger Lee Punter put the game away with two quick goals.
Jonathan Boyall added another and then with the last hit of the game Adam Fairbrother scored to finish off an excellent second-half performance.
NE14 EAST MEN'S DIVISION 6NW
Ely III 5 Wisbech V 2
WISBECH enjoyed a prime time slot in the middle of the day, but their hockey did not live up to expectations.
Goalkeeping heroics from Wisbech's Simon Freear kept it 0-0 at half-time.
Ely went 2-0 up but a neat Carl Pope deflection and a top corner scorcher by Howard Atkins put Wisbech level before a late Ely flurry.
Wisbech are away to Market Deeping tomorrow at 12.30pm.
CAMBS LADIES' PREMIER DIVISION
City of Peterborough III 3 Wisbech II 4
WISBECH produced a fine second-half fightback on their return from a three-week break.
They went 1-0 up within five minutes when Shelley Jones diverted Dionne Ibrahim's shot into the net.
Three goals from penalty corners put Peterborough 3-1 up at half-time.
Wisbech came out from half time a completely different side, attacking well down the right where Peterborough were weak.
High work rates from Gilly Dunn, Lisa Williamson and Dionne Ibrahim helped Wisbech dominate.
A goal from player of the match Ibrahim made it 3-2 and a fine individual effort from Lisa Williamson, made solely from not giving up chasing the defence brought them level.
A final goal from Georgina Dunn from a penalty corner gave Wisbech the lead and intelligent defending for the last six minutes from Liz Manning, Fiona Shields and Ibrahim saw Wisbech hold on for a deserved win.