Draw a ‘kick in teeth’ for cup finalists Wisbech
Wisbech Town boss Brett Whaley says he felt for his players following Saturday’s United Counties League draw at Desborough.
The Fenmen were robbed of all three points by a 95th minute equaliser after Danny Beaumont had fired Wisbech ahead midway through the second half.
A disappointed Whaley said: “I was really pleased with our performance, I just wish we’d got what we deserved out of it.
“Their goal has really hurt and it was a real kick in the teeth to us. I’m frustrated and feel for the players today.
“There were seven minutes’ injury time when there were no injuries in the game and it was never a free-kick in the first place.
“It was one of those where there were 20 players in the box and the ball has fallen to them.”
Wisbech should have gone into the interval ahead, but Adam Millson saw his ninth-minute penalty saved by the Desborough goalkeeper.
“In pretty poor conditions and on a heavy pitch we kept trying to play.
“There are still some real positives despite the result. We are now unbeaten in five and are defending a lot better.
“I will be critical if we don’t play and, although we won the game on Tuesday I didn’t feel we really played to our full potential, but today we were excellent for 75 minutes.”
Wisbech: Butcher, Johnson, Cousins, Fairweather, Watson, Cobb, Millson, Hughes, Smith, Frew (Sparrow 80), Beaumont. Subs: D. Wilson, Di Cataldo. Att: 81.
Saturday’s point came on the back of Wisbech booking their place in the final of the Cambs Invitation Cup sponsored by Ridgeons Limited.
Goals from Billy Smith, Michael Frew and Matt Sparrow saw a comfortable passage through to the final with a 3-0 victory over Hardwick FC.
The Fenmen await the winners of the other re-arranged semi-final between Cambridge City and Fulbourn Institute on March 16.
Wisbech: Butcher, Watson, Johnson, D. Wilson, Fairweather, Millson, Cobb (Sparrow 66), Hughes, Frew (Brand 80), Beaumont, Smith. Subs: Cousins, L. Wilson. Att: 103.
Last night the Fenmen were due to host Boston Town in a local derby. On Saturday, the Fenmen travel to league leaders Leicester Nirvana, who go into the game on the back of an 8-1 victory at Huntingdon on Saturday.
At the directors’ meeting following last week’s annual meeting, the following appointments were made.
Chairman: Paul Brenchley. Vice-chairman: Malcolm Clements. Treasurer: Barry Carter. Company Secretary: Jeff Fitt. Kelley Lewis has relinquished his post on the board and also his app and news work.