GALLERY: Wisbech ladies just miss out on second straight win while the men suffer league and cup setbacks

Wisbech Hockey v Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Wisbech Hockey v Bury St Edmunds. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds struck late to deny Wisbech Town Ladies their second win of the season in East Women’s Division 1N at Harecroft Road on Saturday.

Georgie Dunn deflected home a short corner to give Wisbech the lead before Bury equalised.

The hosts upped their game and retook the lead through Claire Apted but, with two minutes remaining, Bury levelled from a penalty flick.

Wisbech Men suffered league and cup losses at the weekend. On Saturday, in Premier A, they lost 2-0 at Dereham.

The hosts caught Wisbech cold with two early strikes. Wisbech created a host of chances but couldn’t find the net.

On Sunday, Wisbech welcomed City of Peterborough for the second time in eight days but lost 4-1 in the English Hockey Cup.

Peterborough did the damage early, scoring three times in the first 20 minutes.

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In the second half, Brad Apted pulled a goal back when he danced into the circle and slipped the ball past the advancing keeper.

David Hodson had a couple of good chances but Wisbech could not force any more goals.

Captain Charlie Baxter said: “We’re disappointed because we really should have taken something out of the Dereham game. Against City of Peterborough, a lot of players were unavailable. At 3-1, if we had got another goal back, it could have been a different story, but they defended well. We’re creating plenty of chances but, at the moment, not taking them.”

Wisbech host high flying Harleston Magpies on Saturday, 2.30pm start.

Baxter said: “We appreciate Harleston will be pushing for promotion this year so it will be a difficult game but they are usually tight contests at our place. They don’t like our pitch, which gives us an advantage.

“As always, we’ll give 110 per cent and really go for it.”