Wisbech edged out despite Apted double
WISBECH I gave East Premier B leaders Wapping a scare in an exciting and hard-fought match, on Saturday. The Wisbech team was severely weakened by injury but their makeshift defence played well in a goalless first half. Both sides received yellow cards as
WISBECH I gave East Premier B leaders Wapping a scare in an exciting and hard-fought match, on Saturday.
The Wisbech team was severely weakened by injury but their makeshift defence played well in a goalless first half.
Both sides received yellow cards as the game became bad-tempered and it was Wapping who eventually broke the deadlock.
The lead lasted a minute thanks to Brad Apted's goal but the visitors broke again to restore their lead.
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Again, Apted levelled the scores, this time with a penalty stroke but, just as the game seemed to be heading for a draw, Wapping scored a last-minute goal from a short corner.
Wisbech II's unbeaten run continues after a fine 4-2 home win over St Neots III, on Saturday.
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Karl Belding's hat-trick and a well-struck short corner from Alex Green opened up a 4-0 lead before Saints scored two late consolation goals.
Gavin Plume was voted player of the match.
Wisbech III were unlucky to come away with nothing from their home game against Market Deeping, on Saturday.
Goals from Solomon Prestidge and Dave Webster had kept Wisbech on level terms and, despite threatening more home goals, it was Market Deeping who hit the target and secured a 5-2 win.
Wisbech Ladies I began their match at Cambridge University the brighter and Jane Pegg's goal from a short corner had given the visitors the lead within five minutes.
But University hit back and rather fortunately found themselves 3-1 up at the break.
Sue Slator's penalty stroke put Wisbech back in the game, but a fourth from University with five minutes remaining left the visitors with an uphill struggle.
A very late strike from Ellie Atkins proved to be no more than a consolation.
Two goals from Georgie Dunn and Vicky Herbert gave Wisbech Ladies II a comfortable 2-0 lead at home to Peterborough III in the Cambs Ladies Premier Division.
And the home side needed a player-of-the-match performance from keeper Hannah Culy to prevent Wisbech from conceding goals and dropping points.