Triple strike completes comeback
PUBLISHED: 12:29 22 September 2006 | UPDATED: 22:14 28 May 2010
WISBECH men s first team produced a fine second half display to beat Cambridge City II in their friendly fixture on Saturday. Wisbech got off to a slow start and found themselves 1-0 down within two minutes. However, the visitors gradually got back in to
WISBECH men's first team produced a fine second half display to beat Cambridge City II in their friendly fixture on Saturday.
Wisbech got off to a slow start and found themselves 1-0 down within two minutes.
However, the visitors gradually got back in to the game and got back on to level terms with a goal from Jon Shippey.
Wisbech continued to improve in the second half and took the lead when Shippey unleashed a strike from a short corner.
Matt Levanda found the net before Shippey completed his hat-trick to put Wisbech 4-1 up.
Despite two goals from Cambridge in the closing minutes, Wisbech held on for a good win.
There was another encouraging result for Wisbech II in their 3-2 friendly victory against King's Lynn II on Saturday.
Goals from Alex Green and Joe Prestidge put Wisbech ahead, but Lynn twice came back to equalise and level at 2-2 before the break. Despite the sending off of skipper Lee Peck, Wisbech continued to play well and scored a winning goal through Mark Littlechild.
The third team completed a fine weekend for Wisbech when they also recorded a friendly victory, this time beating a Pelicans III side 4-2.
Solomon Prestidge got Wisbech off to a flying start with a goal within three minutes and the home side continued to heap pressure on to the visitors' defence throughout the match.
Chris Ball and Karl Humbles both got on to the scoresheet and Wisbech never looked like losing the game.
- LONG Sutton put in an encouraging performance but were unable to overcome a very strong Cambridge City side in the fisrt round of the HA Cup on Sunday.
The home scored three before the break. City showed their class in the second half and broke down the Sutton defence with quality forward play to eventually win 8-0.
The men's first team were in friendly action on Saturday and they shared the honours with Hitchin-based team, Blueharts.
Blueharts play in a league above Sutton and the visitors were 2-0 down at the break, but they battled hard in the second half.
Keeper Jacob Loweth produced several fine saves, man of the match Tom Baggaley was outstanding and a brace from Nick Bailey gave Sutton a well-deserved 2-2 draw.