Smith nets as Fenmen forge sweet revenge

Wisbech Town at home to Holbeach. ANL-140414-085354002
Wisbech Town at home to Holbeach. ANL-140414-085354002

Holbeach Utd 0,

Wisbech Town 4

Wisbech Town FC made it two victories over the Easter weekend by winning at Carters Park on Monday.

They triumphed in the penultimate game of their ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division season.

Wisbech avenged a 2-0 home defeat by the Tigers nine days ago.

Joint boss Dick Creasey said: “The lads put a shift in. There were two decent performances over the weekend.

“We played on a ‘carpet’ on Saturday, as good a pitch as we’ll play on all season, and knocked it about. We carried that on (against Holbeach) and it could’ve been eight goals.”

The Fenmen were given an early lead with what appeared to be an own goal but was also claimed by Billy Smith on 15 minutes.

The visitors doubled their advantage on the stroke of half-time when centre-forward Tony Battersby scored.

Forward Smith, whose first goal this was on returning to the club from Peterborough Northern Star, and Adam Millson struck in the second half.

It means Wisbech will have a chance of overtaking seventh spot Wellingborough Town, who before Monday were two points ahead.

The final game of the UCL Premier campaign is next Saturday at lowly 15th place Newport Pagnell Town.

Wisbech: Jordan, Millson, Fairweather, Reid, Spafford, Doherty, Reed, White, Battersby, Lunn, Smith. Subs: Green, Clayton, Cousins.

Thurlow Nunn League

Division One

Downham Tn 1,

March Tn Utd 1

March gave themselves a chance of avoiding the basement spot, but could have made things easier if not for conceding in the last seconds.

The Hares scored with the last kick of the first half via Ash Brand and Downham with the last of the second half.

Boss Paul Blanchflower said: “A draw was probably a fair result, we didn’t do enough to win.”

It leaves Downham Town on 20 points, Cornard United on 18, just ahead of March (18) on goal difference. March end their season at home to Long Melford next Saturday.

March: Barwick, Dunlop, Lorraine, Goult, Jackson, G White, Young, Pepper, A Blanchflower, Brand, S White. Subs: L Welcher, Ayres.