Wisbech hit top of the table
PUBLISHED: 14:48 06 October 2006 | UPDATED: 22:16 28 May 2010
WISBECH Ladies first team have hit the top of the table in their first season in the East Premier Division, following a fine 2-1 home victory over Bromley and Beckenham on Saturday. It was all Wisbech in the first half and Laura Overland, Claire Apted an
WISBECH Ladies' first team have hit the top of the table in their first season in the East Premier
Division, following a fine 2-1 home victory over Bromley and Beckenham on Saturday.
It was all Wisbech in the first half and Laura Overland, Claire Apted and Erika Burrell posed a constant threat to the visitors' goal.
The breakthrough came through skipper and player of the match Burrell, who finished off a fine move with a strike that went in off the right hand post.
The visitors got back in to the game with an equaliser just two minutes after the break, but Wisbech rediscovered their form and scored a deserved winner when Sue Slator finished off a fine short corner routine.
The men's first team were unlucky to lose out in their East Premier B 4-3 defeat at Norwich City on Saturday.
The home side took the lead in this rollercoaster game but Andy Mills levelled the scores when he scored his first goal for Wisbech.
The visitors had to fight back again when Norwich regained the lead and Brad Apted's stunning finish restored parity before Apted hit the target again to put Wisbech ahead for the first time.
The visitors looked the more likely winners but good goalkeeping and wasteful finishing allowed Norwich to scramble an equaliser and take the points with a dramatic late winner.
In Division Four North West, Wisbech II cruised to a comfortable 9-1 win over the Wisbech III team. Karle Belding's hat-trick, braces from Paul Jackson and Matt Pooley and goals from Alex Green and Joe Prestidge secured the points. Henry Rosier hit the target for the third team.
Wisbech Ladies II put in an exceptional performance to beat visitors Ely 5-3. Shelley Jones's brace and strikes from Steph Hanlon and Gilly Dunn gave Wisbech a commanding 4-0 lead at the break.
Ely hit back with two goals in the second half, but player of the match Georgie Dunn wrapped up the points with a superb fifth goal.
INJURIES proved to be costly for Long Sutton's first team, who suffered a 7-2 home defeat to Harpenden in East Premier B on Saturday.
The visitors pushed forward but Sutton held firm until 20 minutes in when Harpenden scored three quick goals. But the home side battled back and Nick Bailey's well-taken brace put Sutton back in to the game before the break.
The second half belonged to the visitors however, and their pressure was rewarded with four goals and the victory. An under-strength Long Sutton II side got off to a bad start in their game at Cambridge South and by the time they had all 11 players on the field, the home side were 2-0 up. Cambridge hit a decisive third but Sutton can take heart from