Reed sees derby red

Dan Quigley tries to get past Wisbech Town's Callum Reed.
Dan Quigley tries to get past Wisbech Town's Callum Reed.

Wisbech Town 1, 
King’s Lynn 3

Fenmen boss Dick Creasey praised his side’s showing in this pre-season friendly as both teams had a player sent off at the Elgood’s Stadium on Saturday.

Callum Reed was dismissed for Wisbech following a late tackle on Lynn’s Jake Jones, which sparked a huge melee involving both sets of players. David Bell then saw red for the Linnets.

Creasey said: “That night everyone wanted to talk about an incident that lasted a minute but I want to talk about the first 70 or 80 minutes before that at the end of some hard work in sweltering heat.

“We looked side-by-side with them and we did really well. I thought we were going to end up level.

“Both sets of players looked really tired. I was disappointed with the second goal we conceded. Whoever would have scored then, it would’ve been the killer goal.”

Former Linnet Danny Beaumont was once again on target for the hosts, but his 30th-minute goal was cancelled out by a George Thomson free-kick just before half-time.

Lynn took the lead in the 76th minute through Michael Frew, before Reed’s tackle on Jones sparked a major flashpoint.

The scoring was completed in time added on when trialist George Stewart’s centre was headed in by Jones.