First half horror show costs Fenmen

Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.
Wisbech Town at home to Huntington Town. By the end of the first half Huntington were 4 - 0 up.
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Wisbech Town 0,

Huntingdon Town 4

The Fenmen conceded four goals in the first 21 minutes of their United Counties League Premier Division home fixture on Saturday.

Huntingdon Town stunned the hosts on their first-ever visit to the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium, while Wisbech tightened up after their horrific start and ‘drew’ the second half.

Boss Steve Appleby said: “It was a disgrace. We started the first five minutes better than we have – I know that sounds odd – but we conceded and fell apart.

“The players weren’t marking, they weren’t picking up and going with the runners – all the basics.

“It was one error after another. I was looking for leaders and for us to close up shop, but we continued to make errors. It just wasn’t good enough.

“Huntingdon were lively and up for it. You look at the result and on that you’d say they will be champions and we’ll be relegated, but neither will happen. It was one of those days.

“I asked Spenny (club press officer Spencer Larham) to put something on the website to apologise to the fans.

“We’ve come a long, long way since I’ve been here in charge but I can’t accept performances like that.

“We competed in the second half and at least we didn’t lay down and roll over.”

Wisbech: Tom Roberts, Neal Spafford, Scott Johnson, Paul Cousins, Jon Fairweather, Stacy Cartwright, Steve Reid, Adam Millson, Danny White, Matt Lunn, Tom James, James Tricks.

Subs used: Ollie Gale, Jack Friend.

Att: 209.