Yaxley 1, Wisbech Town 2
The Fenmen warmed up well for their FA Vase clash by leapfrogging Saturday’s opponents up to seventh spot in the United Counties League Premier Division.
Callum Reed put the visitors into the lead in the 18th minute. Jamie Graham tapped in after 35 minutes to level after a defensive mix-up. However substitute Callum Stocks grabbed the winner after 77 minutes from close range.
Fellow sub Danny Jezeph sent a diving header goalwards and it possibly crossed the line, but Stocks made sure and put the ball into the back of the net.
Joint Fenmen boss Paul Cousins said: “It’s fantastic to go there and pick up a result.”
Steven Reid returned from suspension for last night’s league cup home clash with Eynesbury Rovers, and Cousins added: “We have got the league cup on Tuesday which we could have done without with the Vase coming up. It’s an opportunity to give game time to those who were on the bench.”
“Scott (Johnson) and I will have to decide whether we start Steve on Tuesday.”
On Saturday’s Vase derby at Spalding he said: “I’m looking forward to it. We need every single one at 100 per cent – we can’t carry anyone.
“We must keep it tight at the back as they score for fun and don’t concede many at the other end.
“We’ve got to take our chances as we may only get one. If we defend well, we will create chances. I’m suspended which is a bit gutting but you always see things a bit different from the sidelines, so it’s good.
“We went there on a Tuesday night (Wisbech Town lost 2-0 on October 1) and were struggling for players. Now we’ve got more players in.”
Wisbech: Jordan, Doherty (Jezeph), Johnson, Fairweather, Spafford, Millson, Reed, White, Battersby, James, Lunn (Stocks). Sub unused: Tricks.
P GD Pts
Spalding U 17 56 51
Deeping 18 51 44
Cogenhoe 19 24 41
Huntingdon 16 25 39
Rushden 17 27 38
Wellingboro 19 12 33
Wisbech 21 10 33