Defeats for high-flying March Town and struggling Wisbech Town while Parson Drove’s game is postponed
There were United Counties League Premier Division defeats for both high-flying March Town and struggling Wisbech Town this afternoon, while Parson Drove’s game in the Thurlow Nunn League was postponed.
In the UCL Premier South, a last-minute goal saw March fall to their second defeat in five days, 3-2 at home to GNG Oadby, while in the UCLPremier North Wisbech were defeated 1-0 at Loughborough Students.
Second-place March included striker Jack Friend in their starting line-up for the visit of ninth-place GNG Oadby after he re-signed from Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League Premier Division outfit Ely City.
However, striker Sele Nassor put the visitors 1-0 up in the United Counties League Premier Division South fixture with an absolute screamer after nine minutes before October Player of the Month Ben Seymour-Shove equalised after 18 minutes with his sixth goal of the season.
The same player then put the Hares into a 2-1 lead with his seventh of the campaign after 58 minutes but the lead lasted just two minutes before Nassor levelled for the visitors with his second of the game. Lamar Parkes netted the Leicestershire side’s winner in second half added on time. March stay second in the table.
Struggling Wisbech played out a tightly-contested, goalless first half away at seventh-place Loughborough Students in the United Counties League First Division North, with plenty of half chances for both sides but nothing clear-cut.
The students scored the only goal after 49 minutes when a tidy turn from Ryan Hayes on the edge of the box saw him beat his man and slot it home in the bottom corner.
The defeat leaves Wisbech third from bottom and just five points from the relegation zone.
Before the game, Wisbech announced the signings of three players. Bermudan International Harry Twite is a young defender who will add some extra height to the defence. He joins for the season but will be off on international duty in a few weeks.
Wisbech have also signed two veterans from Stamford AFC. Returning to Fountain Fresh Park on a month’s loan is 37-year-old striker Michael Frew, and also coming in for the same period from The Daniels is 42-year-old midfielder Jon Challinor. Twite and Challinor started with Frew on the bench.
Parson Drove’s game at fifth place Great Yarmouth Town in the Thurlow Nunn Eastern Counties League First Division North was the victim of a waterlogged pitch.
But on Wednesday evening, Arran Duke’s men climbed up to sixth in the table after a 4-2 home win against FC Peterborough.
Drove were 1-0 down at the break against a side that had beaten them 3-0 earlier in the season, but two second-half goals from Matteo Perkins to make it 12 from nine games for him, one from Matthew Prudence and one from Alex Vincent put Drove 4-1 up before the visitors pulled one back.
On Tuesday evening March entertain Cambs County League Premier Division leaders Great Shelford in the First Round of the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup, before travelling to mid-table Easington Sports for a league game next Saturday.
Wisbech also entertain Cambs County League Premier Division opposition on Tuesday when third-place West Wratting visit in the County Cup. The Fenmen travel to play mid-table Sleaford Town next Saturday.
Eighth place Cambridge University Press are the Cambs County League Premier Division visitors for Parson Drove, also on Tuesday in the County Cup, before Drove entertain mid-table Cornard United next Saturday in the league.
Wisbech Town v Loughborough Students: George, Miller, Mattless, Twite, Williams (Kacirek 82 mins), Ward (Reed), Hart, Channilor (Frew 69), Wilson (Howe 92), Conyard, Allen. Sub (not used): Wallace.
March Town v GNG Oadby: Gill, Bucciero, Brumby, Withers, Emmington, Green, Burrows, Saunders, Gillies, Friend, Seymour-Shove. Subs: Rogers, Vaz, Edwards, Cavozzi, Pepper. Booked: Seymour-Shove, Green.