Ipswich II 3 Wisbech 0
NE14Hockey East Women's League
Division One North
Ipswich II 3 Wisbech 0
IPSWICH hosted top-of-the-league Wisbech at Tuddenham Road this Saturday and went out onto the pitch determined to demonstrate that they are serious competitors in the league. Ipswich dominated from the beginning generating several opportunities in attack, however Wisbech worked hard to keep the ball out of their 'D'.
After 15 minutes Ipswich opened the score line with a penalty corner slipped back to injector Sam Bennett who swept it past the Wisbech keeper. Ipswich continued to work hard across the pitch, using simple passes to work their way up into the Wisbech 'D'. A fantastic bit of skill and a cracking shot from forward Hannah Martin extended Ipswich's lead. Half-time score: 2-0 to Ipswich.
In the second half possession was more evenly distributed for a while, but Ipswich then regained control, utilising the switch around the back and feeding the ball effectively into midfield. Ipswich were relentless in their efforts to overload the Wisbech defence and extended their lead further when mid-fielder Mitch Chidgney attacked down the right wing and fed the ball across to Ariane Hanman on the 'P' spot who slotted it casually past the keeper.
Wisbech won a couple of penalty corners towards the end of the second half, but Ipswich were steadfast in defence and kept a clean sheet.
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Ipswich put in a fantastic team performance (which they plan to make perennial) earning themselves a well-deserved three points. Ipswich now sit in fifth place in East Division One North with 18 points and will be travelling to bottom placed Norwich City next weekend seeking another three points. MOTM this week was awarded to defender Sam Bennett and 'Personal Best' was awarded to mid-fielder Ariane Hanman, both for outstanding performances.