Wimblington Res fire five despite red card

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Wimblington FC Reserves 5 Wisbech St Mary B 2

Wimblington started playing into a very strong wind and broke the deadlock on around 30 minutes when Sam Frankham played a ball up to Paul Shafer and he netted from just inside the area.

Saints just before half-time scored an equaliser after a mistake by the home keeper.

In the second half within 10 minutes Wimblington retook the lead after a goal kick was brought down by Kensey Carter who scored from around 30 yards.

Five minutes later Carter fed Dale Richardson and he volleyed it into the roof of the net. WSM scored again but Carter found Richardson again for a lob over the keeper.

Richardson saw red for a reckless challenge with the other player seeing red as well for retaliating. Late on Frankham played a 60-yard through ball which Carter finished with a drive into the corner.

Wimblington spokesman Sam Frankham said: “Unfortunately what happened at the end spoilt a very good game of football.

“Everyone was brilliant. We all battled hard throughout the team and we deserved that today.

“I am proud of our achievements since late October and we break for Christmas on 13 points, which is good when we never picked up any points in our first four games.

“Now we have lost just one in six, winning four and drawing one.”

Man of the match: Kensey Carter – two good goals, two assists and all round had a very good game.

Upwell Town FC first team were awarded all three points this weekend after their opponents, Burwell Swifts Reserves, couldn’t raise a team.

The result puts Upwell in sixth, still with a large number of games in hand over the top four.

The team doesn’t play now until Saturday, January 2, at home to Division 3A side Chequers FC in the John Ablett Cup.