Wisbech Town 1, Haverhill Rovers 0
A goal from 17-year-old Danny Emmington settled this Cambs Invitation Cup quarter-final at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium on Wednesday night.
And what a strike it was from the youngster, making only his second appearance in the first team, when he let fly from the edge of the penalty area to find the net for his first senior goal.
Emmington’s only other appearance in the Wisbech first team also came in this competition in the 5-0 win against Littleport earlier this season.
He looks a very talented all-rounder as he is also a very useful goalkeeper and made his first team debut for Wisbech Town Cricket Club last summer too.
Goalkeeper Ricky Lovelace was also making his debut after his signing from Skegness and would have been more than happy to keep a clean sheet.
Both sides hit the woodwork on more than one occasion, but Wisbech manager Steve Appleby was just relieved to have the game played after it was put back 24 hours because of a waterlogged pitch, and so Callum Reed could fulfil his two-match ban and is now available for Saturday’s FA Vase game at Dunston.
Appleby, who fielded a much changed side, said: “We only fielded three from the team that started on Saturday and the boys who came in did very well. Danny did well for us out on the right to start with and then when I pushed him up front for the last 20 minutes he came up with the goal with a very good strike.
“Ricky also did well making three or four good saves and has given me a headache about who plays in goal on Saturday.”
Wisbech: Ricky Lovelace, Neal Spafford (Mark Jimson), Sam Darlow, Jon Fairweather (Anthony Melton), Simon Jones, Ollie Pinner, Danny Emmington, Lewis Thompson, Sam Murphy, Ollie Gale, Matt Lunn (Steven Reid).