Hockey round-up: Sharp-shooting Blunt nets hat-trick as Wisbech earn derby win over Long Sutton

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

RUTHLESS finishing from hat-trick hero Sam Blunt inspired Wisbech Town Hockey Club to a 4-2 derby win over rivals Long Sutton.

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Wisbech started strongly and deservedly opened the scoring through Sam Blunt.

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams.

Long Sutton vs Wisbech mens 1st hockey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Good build up play from Brad Apted allowed Blunt to spin his defender and unravel a blistering reverse stick strike past the helpless keeper.

March Ladies vs Spalding III - hockey. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Ladies vs Spalding III - hockey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Blunt soon added a second goal through a drag flick.

March Ladies vs Spalding III - hockey. Picture: Steve Williams.

March Ladies vs Spalding III - hockey. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Sutton slowly came into the game and a fine move was finished by Josh Fyson to reduce the deficit to one goal.

Sam Markillie restored Wisbech’s two goal lead following a well worked penalty corner routine.

The second half was a more even affair but Blunt put the result beyond doubt from a short corner before Fyson scored a late consolation goal from a short corner drag flick.

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WISBECH TOWN HOCKEY CLUB

WISBECH II maintained their unbeaten record with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Cambridge South II.

Hugo Atkins found the net twice and Lee Peck also scored to give the hosts a comfortable 3-0 lead at half-time.

Cambridge South struck first after the break but Goodwin eased Wisbech’s nerves before Atkins completed his hat-trick.

DAVID Woods struck twice to help the men’s III to a 2-0 away win over Peterborough Vs.

Long Sutton Hockey Club

FOLLOWING Saturday’s tussle with Wisbech, Long Sutton travelled to the league leaders Ramgarhia the following day.

Long Sutton put up a spirited performance and opened the scoring through Gary Hales but Ramgarhia fought back to win 3-1.

The men’s III came from behind to seal an impressive 2-1 win against Alford & District IIs.

Matt Grange equalised for the visitors before Alex Canham completed the comeback with a late winner.

The men’s IV thumped Spalding V 6-2 with James Baker scoring a hat-trick. Alex Wilkinson, Jason Mallet and Adam Wiles were also on target.

March Town Hockey Club

All three men’s teams had to forfeit their games.

March Ladies were beaten 2-0 at home by Spalding III.