GALLERY: Wisbech ladies enjoy stunning weekend with league and cup wins, while men take lead but go down to St Albans
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Wisbech Town Ladies wrapped up a fantastic weekend with a stunning 3-2 win over Maidstone in the England Hockey Trophy yesterday.
After an even start, Wisbech took the lead against the ex-Prem side through Katie Rodger.
Wisbech scored their next two goals inside 10 minutes with Claire Apted getting on the score sheet and Rodger bagging her second goal of the game.
Maidstone piled on the pressure and sneaked a goal back just before half time.
Early in the second half, Maidstone got their second goal of the game from a penalty corner.
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Wisbech stayed strong and absorbed everything Maidstone had to throw at them.
Despite Wisbech finishing the game with 10 women after a player was sent to the sin bin, the visitors could find no way through.
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Wisbech Ladies went into the game on the back of a 3-1 win over North Norfolk in Ladies Division 1N on Saturday.
Wisbech went into the half time break 1-0 up after Laura Overland’s short corner was deflected into the back if the net by Apted.
After the break, Apted got her second of the game but North Norfolk pulled one back.
The hosts were indebted to keeper Rosie Stevenson’s outstanding save before Natalie Ward slotted home to seal the three points.
Ashley Welland gave Wisbech an early lead but St Albans fought back to win 4-1 in Premier A on Saturday.
Captain Charlie Baxter said: “We started at a high intensity and it paid off with an early goal but a few decisions didn’t go our way and I gave away the ball for their second goal.
“When they were down to nine men we didn’t create enough chances. Credit to St Albans, they were very organised.”
Baxter is hoping home advantage will make the difference when pointless Wisbech welcome Blueharts, who have also yet to break their duck this season, on Saturday, 2.30pm start,
He said: “After Dereham this is the game we have targeted. Our next two games are massive - we are up against teams with no and one point (Felixstowe). Blueharts is a must win game. Hopefully we can drum up support and get a big crowd because it puts the opposition under pressure.
“As soon as we get a few more goals, we’ll be fine. We’re doing the right things. We just need a bit of luck.”