Consistency is crucial to Fenmen’s title tilt

Woodbridge 1, Wisbech Town 4

WISBECH Town were in seventh heaven after making seven successive wins and moving up to fourth place in the Ridgeons Premier Division.

Steve Appleby’s side are now unbeaten in their last 10 games and in this sort of form there is every chance they can go close to taking the title at the end of the season.

Appleby said: “It was a decent performance from us. Once we got the first goal we always looked the likely winners. We just had a wobbly 10 minutes after they scored when we got sloppy at a free kick.

“We were stronger, sharper and fitter than Woodbridge. I have had a really good reaction from the players in the last 10 games since we lost to Mildenhall.

“Performances like this give you every chance of success in the league, but we can only take one game at a time. We need to stay consistent and cut out the silly mistakes and see where it takes us.”

Wisbech did not take the lead until five minutes before the break but it was a goal worthy of winning any game. Chris Bacon, who had earlier missed a great chance, received the ball from Liam Nimmo on the edge of the box and turned well to unleash a shot into the net.

Nine minutes into the second half Nimmo added the second goal with a tap in after good work by Callum Reed and then Reed made it 3-0 eight minutes later with a left foot from 20 yards out.

Woodbridge then gave themselves some hope when a free kick found a hole in the Wisbech wall and did have the upperhand for the next minutes without conjuring up another goal.

However Nimmo struck for a second time in injury time when the Woodbridge goalkeeper dropped the ball at his feet and he was left to put the ball into an empty net to round things off at 4-1.

Wisbech: Ryan Rayner, Neal Spafford, Scott Johnson, Jon Fairweather, Stacy Cartwright, Callum Reed, Steven Reid, Lewis Thompson, Chris Bacon, Liam Nimmo, Ollie Gale. Subs used: Nick Davey, Paul Jones, Sam Murphy.

Nick Davey’s loan spell with UCL side Yaxley has been extended after he scored for them last week. Wisbech however can recall the striker if needed at any time.

Appleby said: “Nick needs time on the pitch and this loan helps us do that while we have a full squad.”

Defender Simon Ashton is to continue his loan spell with Spalding and to play for them in the FA Vase this weekend.