Wisbech Town shoot way to UCL League Cup Final

Cambridge City  v Wisbech Town in the final of the 2015/16 Cambs Invitation Cup at Newmarket Town ground.
Michael Frew Wisbech
Picture Mark Westley
Cambridge City v Wisbech Town in the final of the 2015/16 Cambs Invitation Cup at Newmarket Town ground. Michael Frew Wisbech Picture Mark Westley

Wisbech Town FC staged a super comeback to reach the ChromaSport United Counties League KO Cup Final 4-1 on penalties.

The Fenmen were 2-0 down after 56 minutes to semi-final hosts Desborough Town at the Waterworks Field.

Curtis Knight – with his first senior goal for the Elgood’s Fenland stadium side – pulled one back for Dick Creasey’s troops, then Michael Frew levelled for the visitors with a splendid overhead kick with just two minutes remaining, to send the tie into extra time.

No further goals followed, and in the shoot-out Luke Kennedy, Frew, Adam Millson and Billy Smith scored. Keeper Sam Vince saved Desborough’s third penalty, and their second one was blazed over the bar.

Wisbech will meet Yaxley and former manager Brett Whaley in the showdown, which takes place at Peterborough Sports’ PSL ground on Bank Holiday Monday, May 1, KO 3pm.

Next Saturday Wisbech, who are in eighth position with 58 points from 33 games, are at home to Harborough Town in the UCL Premier, and on Tuesday they are away to Eynesbury Rovers.

Harborough are two places behind the Fenmen, while Eynesbury are three places and eight points ahead.

l Chatteris Town FC are not seeking promotion to the Thurlow Nunn Football League next season, the club has confirmed.

The Lilies, who lost at the weekend 2-0 at home to Hardwick, are fifth in the Cambs Kershaw League Premier.

The club stated: “After a meeting of the CTFC committee and football managers it was regretfully agreed that the current building refurbishments and improvements of the playing pitches are already stretching the club’s time and finances.”

CTFC is also looking for a new manager to manage the first team from the start of the 2017/18 season.

The club first team boss will receive the full backing of the committee.

If interested please email at ctfc@chatteristownfc.org.uk, or go to the website, http://www.chatteristownfc.org.uk