Cabs Cup progress for Wisbech Town and March Town while Drove are beaten
Wisbech Town manager Alex Street used last night's Cambs Invitation Cup victory over West Wratting to give some of his squad minutes on the pitch.
The Fenmen progressed to the next stage with a 2-0 victory over their third-placed Cambs County League Premier Division visitors at Fountain Fresh Park.
Michael Frew gave Wisbech the lead in the opening 30 seconds before debutant Joe Reed sealed the club's passage through to the next round by doubling the home side's advantage in the second half.
Street said: "It was one of those where I needed to get players some minutes. We had a very young back four out there.
"I'm not going to beat around the bush it wasn't pretty, but we had chances where it could have been six, seven or eight.
"Fair play to West Wratting who came here and had a go. They tried to play properly and caused us a couple of problems, but I blame that to a lack of experience at the back a little.
"I'm delighted really. We got the win, a clean sheet, plenty of minutes and the lads needed it and we keep going.
"We're growing and our football was a lot better at times.
"We did lack a little bit of quality now and then on the final pass where we could have opened them up but from where we've been in the last few weeks I'm delighted with the win."
Street added: "I just think we probably scored too early to be honest because as soon as we did that, we stepped off the gas a bit.
"We thought we were going to win quite comfortably and we probably didn't get out a third or fourth gear really."
The Wisbech boss is close to completing the signing of another experienced forward before the weekend with both Chris Assombalonga and Rob Conyard likely to miss Saturday's UCL Premier Division North trip to Sleaford Town.
There was also a victory for March Town over Cambs County League Premier Division leaders Great Shelford in the same competition.
Matthew Foy and Ben Seymour-Shove scored the goals at the GER to see the Hares through to the next stage.
The Hares travel to Easington Sports in the UCL Premier Division South on Saturday.
There was no such luck for Parson Drove, who exited the competition with a 2-1 home defeat to Cambridge University Press.
Despite the loss, there was a first senior goal for the club for youngster Ashton Haslam.
Drove turn their attentions back to league action in the Thurlow First Division North on Saturday when they host Cornard United.