Fenmen seal a treble triumph

Wisbech Town at home to Clacton'Adam Millson'''www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk/buyaphoto
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Felixstowe & Walton 0,

Wisbech Town 2

THE Fenmen closed the gap on third placed Brantham with a third successive win on Saturday in the Ridgeons Premier Division.

The two sides had fought out a goalless draw earlier this month, but Wisbech were comfortable winners this time against a side who played with only 10 men for the last 52 minutes.

Wisbech started the game well and after two or three good opportunities they were awarded a penalty after 30 minutes when Neal Spafford was brought down in the hosts’ penalty area.

But the normally reliable Chris Bacon did not strike the spot kick with full momentum and the home keeper Guy Clubb saved.

Eight minutes later Wisbech were awarded a second penalty with a defender handling Steve Reid’s shot to deny a goal.

The home player was shown a red card and Adam Millson took over the penalty duties from Bacon to score with a well struck spot kick.

Bacon then headed a corner against the crossbar from a Millson corner and Ollie Pinner was on hand to put the rebound into the Felixstowe net to give his side a 2-0 lead at the break.

After the break Steve Appleby’s side took their foot off the pedal against the 10 men and, although the home side had a couple of decent efforts, Wisbech had little trouble holding on for the three points.

Appleby said: “I thought it was a comfortable enough win. We had some good chances even before the first penalty and once we did score always looked the likely winners.”

Wisbech: Tom Roberts, Jon Fairweather, Paul Cousins, Ollie Pinner, Scott Johnson; Ollie Gale, Steven Reid, Adam Millson, Neal Spafford, Matt Lunn, Chris Bacon. Subs used: Lewis Thompson, Anthony Reeve, Stacy Cartwright.