Double Wisbech Town FC swoop
Wisbech Town FC yesterday made a double swoop, including a former frontman.
Returning to the Elgood’s Stadium is Danny Beaumont, who has played for Wisbech, King’s Lynn Town and Dereham Town among other clubs; and also signing is Dan Wilson from Bourne Town.
Fenmen boss Brett Whaley said: “Dan is a young left-sided player that we’ve had our eye on for a while.
“He’s got good technique and we believe he will develop into a really good player for us.
“I was gutted to lose Danny earlier in the season, so am delighted to have him back on board. Hopefully he can take some of the chances we’re creating and give us more creativity in the final third.
“Both lads fit the criteria that we are looking for, giving us more quality now and hopefully will be part of the squad we’re building for next season. Great to have them both on board.”
Meanwhile, Whaley confirmed that striker Chris Bacon has moved to Stamford, and Nick Davey and Luke Kennedy have left the club. As yet neither has joined any other club.
This week’s double arrival was welcome news for a stretched squad, as Whaley explained: “So with these three lads leaving, Luke Hipwell going to Rushden and Reidy’s broken leg, we are light on numbers currently.
“There’s lots to play for this season with the cups and improving our poor league position, but any new additions will be with one eye for next season as much as this one.
“As manager I’ll accept any criticism that we are receiving because 16th in a league table isn’t good enough for this club. I won’t make excuses, just work really hard to turn results around. We have been competitive in almost every game this season and it’s my job to turn that into points.
“I hope that we can get to at least one cup final, and give our loyal supporters something to cheer about at the end of this, so far, disappointing season.”
AFC Kempston Rvrs 2
Wisbech Town FC 1
The Fenmen missed a chance to end Rovers’ unbeaten UCL Premier Division record on Saturday after playing against 10 men for more than half the game.
Ash Fuller opened the scoring on 12 minutes, but the home side picked up a red card after 41 minutes. Billy Smith levelled on 78 minutes, but with eight minutes to go Michael Lyon grabbed the winner for AFC Kempston Rovers.
Wisbech: Butcher; Cousins, Fairweather, Watson; Johnson, Hughes, Millson, Cobb, Hipwell; Smith, Frew, Sparrow. Subs: Whyatt, Brand, Alexander.
Next Saturday Wisbech travel to seventh place Kirby Muxloe. In Peterborough League Division One, Wisbech Res beat Langtoft Utd Res 3-0.
Goals came from Neil Goodbourn on 15 minutes, Jacob Smith 43 and Mark Hardwick 77.
ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Top 16
Leicester N 24 19 2 3 59
AFC Kempston 24 16 8 0 56
Deeping Rgs 28 15 5 8 50
Newport P T 27 15 4 8 49
Holbeach U 22 14 4 4 46
Eynesbury Rv 25 13 4 8 43
Kirby Muxloe 24 14 4 6 43
Yaxley 26 12 3 11 39
Cogenhoe U 22 12 3 7 39
PNS 28 10 6 12 36
Harrowby U 25 10 5 10 35
Sleaford T 24 11 1 12 34
N Spencer 25 9 7 9 34
Desborough T 26 10 4 12 34
Harborough T 26 10 3 13 33
Wisbech T 24 9 5 10 32