Wisbech Town 2
Two second-half goals gave the Fenmen a welcome three points in this Ridgeons Premier Division encounter after two successive league defeats on Saturday.
Manager Steve Appleby was “well happy” with the result and said: “Walsham is a difficult place to go with the elements and the open space and so I am grateful to come away with three points.
“I thought we were the better team for all the game but as I said to the players at half-time I did not think we had the tempo to do things quicker and open them up more.
“But I could not have asked for a better start to the second half with a goal after two minutes.
“I was also very pleased that Nick Davey got our second goal. He had been unlucky before the start of the second half when their keeper produced a top save to keep out his header.
“He has hung in there and has now taken his chance, He had a very good game at Witham and deserved his goal on Saturday too.”
Although Wisbech enjoyed the better possession in the first half they found it difficult to break down a stubborn home defence who made sure they got men behind the ball.
Wisbech’s first goal came two minutes into the second half from the corner earned by Davey’s header and Steven Reid’s cross was headed home by Neal Spafford for his fourth goal of the season.
Shortly after Wisbech had good claims for a penalty when Ollie Gale appeared to be bundled over in the area but the referee did not agree.
Wisbech added a second goal after 76 minutes when Scott Johnson made ground over the halfway line and then found Davey on the edge of the box.
The striker then produced a good left foot shot across the goalkeeper and into the far corner of the net.
Reid almost made it 3-0 when he pushed the ball against a post from a Stacey Cartwright set piece.
There were some nervy moments for Wisbech near the end when Walsham missed one good chance and then did pull a goal back with a 25-yard screamer from Lee Sim, but Wisbech held on under pressure.
Wisbech: Ryan Rayner, Neal Spafford, Scott Johnson, Stacy Cartwright, Jon Fairweather; Matt Lunn, Adam Millson, Steven Reid, Ollie Gale; Chris Bacon, Nick Davey. Subs used: Sam Murphy, Sam Darlow, not used Anthony Reeve.