Treacher winner seals third spot for Fenmen

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Sileby Rangers 2,

Wisbech Town 3

The winning goal a minute before the hour mark from striker Tommy Treacher sealed third spot in the Chromasports United Counties League for the Fenmen on Saturday.

Danny Beaumont and Steve Reid give the ‪visitors‬ a two-goal lead before a Stuart Cobb own goal pulled one back for the home side by half-time.

A goal seconds after the restart by Ulker brought Northampton Sileby Rangers level before Treacher hit the winner.

Wisbech were relying on second place Thurnby Nirvana to slip up in order to gain the runners-up at the last-gasp, but it wasn’t to be.

Manager Dick Creasey said: “Fair play to Thurnby Nirvana. I always say the leagues don’t lie and they deserved their runners-up spot.

“We went to (runaway champions) AFC Rushden & Diamonds and they scored in the last minute. We went back there 10 days later in the cup, and the same thing happened.

“We haven’t recovered from that. Sometimes it’s all psychological.

“It wasn’t a great game on Saturday. We’ve only got ourselves to blame. Against Holbeach, PNS and Cogenhoe we should have got more out of those games than we did get.”

Wisbech: Jordan, Johnson, Wilson, Fairweather, Spafford, Smith, Millson, Reid, Cobb, Beaumont, Treacher. Subs: Lunn, Ford, Bishop, Alexander.

The Wisbech Town presentation evening is at the club on Saturday, starting at 7pm. A limited number of tickets are still available free from committee members.

UCL Premier Division

Final top five

AFC Rushden & Di 40 31 6 3 99

Thurnby Nirvana 40 29 4 7 88

Wisbech Town FC 40 27 6 7 87

Holbeach United 40 22 10 8 76

Yaxley 40 24 4 12 76

Debenham LC 1,

March Town Utd 0

The depleted Hares were pipped for seventh place by Debenham with a solitary goal on Saturday.

March: Beeny, Jackman, Young, Mattless (capt), Gould, Watson, Conyard, Merryweather, Odain, Brand, Moore. Sub: Hearn.

Thurlow Nunn Division One

Top eight final table

Long Melford 36 27 5 4 86

Swaffham T 36 26 5 5 83

Saffron Walden T 36 23 9 4 78

Great Yarmouth T 36 23 7 6 76

Lynn R 36 20 5 11 65

Haverhill Boro 36 19 7 10 64

Debenham LC 36 18 8 10 62

March Town U 36 19 5 12 62

The Reserves bounced back from this past week to beat Milton Res 3-1, Sean White (2) and Martin Pentney being the goalscorers.

The Reserves now have five away games to play in the next two weeks.