Reserves bounce back to win cup

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WISBECH Town Reserves gave the club a second trophy for the season by beating Soham Town Reserves in a seven-goal thriller in the William Coad Cup at Histon last Wednesday night.

The Fenmen trailed twice in the first half but the impressive Sam Murphy scored twice with a header and a good shot from 18 yards to draw his side level at the break.

Soham regained the lead for a third time in the second half and as the game went into injury-time they looked to have won it until Darren Jimson, struggling with a hamstring injury, turned and shot home to take the game into extra time.

Aaron McKenna then put Wisbech in front for the first time in the game and then Craig Ablett had a penalty saved soon after.

Manager Darren Edey said: “It was a good game for the neutral but once again we gave away silly free kicks which led to goals but we have been doing that all season.

“We showed a lot of character to come back three times, especially Lewis Thompson and Darren Jimson, who should have come off injured but we had used up the subs.

“It is great for both the first team and the reserves to win trophies and I would have taken that at the start of the season. Now perhaps both teams can build on the success for next season and I would certainly like to stay in charge.”