Wisbech Town 2,
Great Yarmouth 0
THERE have certainly been better games at the Fenland Stadium this season but the fans will just be happy with three points to consolidate fourth place in the Ridgeons Premier Division on Saturday.
Manager Steve Appleby as promised gave some of the younger players their chance with 17-year-old Danny Emmington starting alongside Sam Murphy with skipper Paul Cousins having to be content with sub not used.
Chris Bacon gave the home side a good start after just six minutes when he found the net after a Stacy Cartwright corner fell to him eight yards out.
Wisbech always looked the better side against the bottom team in the league although on a windy day and a hard pitch there was little good football to rejoice in.
Right from the restart of the second half Bacon tested the goalkeeper after good interplay with Denny Escorcio.
Wisbech’s second goal came in the 50th minute with a quick Cartwright throw-in finding Bacon and he pulled the ball back for recent signing Escorcio to shoot into the roof of the net to get him off the mark for the Fenmen and also record Wisbech’s 100th goal for the season.
He was close to a second soon after he volleyed just wide of the post.
Tom Roberts was forced to turn Hurren’s shot round the post after good work down Yarmouth’s right.
Escorcio always looked lively, while the same remark could also be made about Emmington who came very close to scoring in the 75th minute when his shot from 25 yards hit the woodwork.
Appleby said: “It was really a typical end of season game. We were the better team but it took us a while to find our rhythm. I am pleased that Denny has got off the mark and Danny also had a good game.”
Wisbech: Tom Roberts, Anthony Reeve, Stacy Cartwright, Neal Spafford, Jon Fairweather, Danny Emmington, Lewis Thompson, Sam Murphy, Ollie Pinner, Chris Bacon, Denny Escorcio.
Subs used: Scott Johnson, Steven Reid, Adam Millson (all came on after 72 mins).