GALLERY: Wisbech men edged out in basement battle while ladies pick up impressive point at Cambridge University

Wisbech hockey v Felixstowe. Picture:Barry Giddings

Wisbech hockey v Felixstowe. Picture:Barry Giddings - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Town’s horror start to the season continued with a 4-1 home loss to fellow strugglers Felixstowe in a Premier A basement battle.

Felixstowe took an early lead from a well worked short corner, and doubled their lead shortly after from a free hit.

After that, Wisbech found their stride and really took control of the game and hit back through David Hodson after excellent build up play from the front five.

With the score at 2-1 the game was there for the taking and Wisbech spent the next half of the game banging on the door desperately seeking a season changing equaliser, but found a goalkeeper in very good form.

With five minutes to go Wisbech were caught on the counter attack whilst searching for the equaliser, and a fourth was scored with the last touch of the game with the majority of the Wisbech players high up the field.


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Captain Charlie Baxter hopes his side’s fortunes will change when they travel to Chelmsford on Saturday.

He said: “Sometimes people lie and say that the score line didn’t reflect the performance, but how we lost the game on Saturday is beyond me.

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“After going two goals down we dominated the rest of the game, and I couldn’t ask for any more from the players. It’s a deflating result for us, but very positive in terms of the performance.

“We have had a bit of a reshuffle in the last week or so due to a couple of players leaving.

“But the mood in the camp is positive and looking at the big picture we are positive about what the future holds.

“We have a couple of injuries to deal with ahead of Chelmsford so will make a couple of changes, but everyone is remaining positive.

“And we will keep fighting. Chelmsford don’t like playing us so we will keep positive and keep striving for points.

“We didn’t deserve to lose on Saturday so hopefully we can bounce back this weekend.”

In East Women’s Division 1N, Wisbech Ladies picked up a respectable 1-1 draw at Cambridge University.

Wisbech were first to break the deadlock despite relentless pressure from Cambridge.

Lisa Williamson neatly deflected in a short corner strike from Katie Rodger which the Cambridge defender could not keep out.

Cambridge equalised mid way through the second half.

Their ladies trophy game was rearranged due to a flooded pitch.

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