Jamie’s double sets up a derby victory
WISBECH and Long Sutton opened their campaigns in East Premier B with a fiercely-contested derby on Saturday. An under-strength Wisbech men s I side started well against Long Sutton, who were without injured midfielder Tom Baggaley, but it was the visitor
WISBECH and Long Sutton opened their campaigns in East Premier B with a fiercely-contested derby on Saturday.
An under-strength Wisbech men's I side started well against Long Sutton, who were without injured midfielder Tom Baggaley, but it was the visitors who made the breakthrough.
Sutton's Jamie Featherstone put his side in charge with two goals before Wisbech responded through sweeper Nick Osborn.
As the home side pushed forward, Sutton broke and Johnny Bryan scored a third before the visitors netted another to make it 4-1 in the final minutes, thanks to a cool finish from Nick Ellis.
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Wisbech II were also forced to field a weakened side when they entertained Boston in their opening league fixture.
An early Boston goal galvanised Wisbech and they forced a series of penalty corners but were unable to convert their chances in the first half.
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Boston extended their lead in the second half but Wisbech showed grit and determination to level the scores through Jordan Trundle's brace.
However, it was not to be for Wisbech and Boston stole the points with a late winner.
Wisbech III got off to a great start in their home match against St Neots III on Saturday and opened the scoring through Karl Humbles.
However, Saints hit back and scored three goals before half time. James Turner's goal gave Wisbech some hope but the visitors bounced back to score two more before the final whistle.
In Division Seven North West, Wisbech IV struggled in their match at Boston II.
The young Wisbech team improved as the game went on and there were encouraging performances from defender Andrew Wager and keeper Adam Forder, but Boston won 4-0.