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Wisbech Town manager believes his side should have got more out of their United Counties Premier Division North game at Eastwood CFC





Alex Street felt his Wisbech Town side had enough chances to bring home a point from their United Counties League Premier Division North clash at Eastwood CFC.

The Fenmen suffered a 3-2 defeat in their latest outing after leaving themselves with a mountain to climb by conceding two goals in a poor first-half display in Nottinghamshire.

Amir Ward pulled a goal back a minute after the restart as the visitors dominated long periods of the second half before Eastwood CFC restored their two-goal from a free-kick after 72 minutes.

Amir Ward celebrates his goal with Max Matless. Picture: Erin Larham
Amir Ward celebrates his goal with Max Matless. Picture: Erin Larham
Joe Reed. Picture: Erin Larham
Joe Reed. Picture: Erin Larham
Andre Williams. Picture: Erin Larham.
Andre Williams. Picture: Erin Larham.

Andre Williams pulled a goal back on the stroke of full-time, but it was too little, too late to salvage a point.

"I thought it was a game of two halves," admitted Street after the game.

"For the last couple of weeks, we've been defensively solid as a unit and in the first half we looked very shaky and panicky.

Oli Williams and Alfie Wrenn. Picture: Erin Larham
Oli Williams and Alfie Wrenn. Picture: Erin Larham
A pre-match huddle. Picture: Erin Larham
A pre-match huddle. Picture: Erin Larham
Toby Allen. Picture: Erin Larham
Toby Allen. Picture: Erin Larham

"It looked like a completely different side had started. We go 1-0 down to a soft goal and the second goal is soft, a free header and you're already up against it at 2-0

"You're huffing and puffing and it's panic time. Credit to them, they kept going and Eastwood kept doing the right things, put us under pressure but we stayed in the game.

"We had a couple of chances first half, nothing major, but a couple and I had a go at half time.

"We changed formation a little bit and we we came out and had a right go. I say it most weeks with this team, they are young and naive and they have to manage games.

Dan George. Picture: Erin Larham
Dan George. Picture: Erin Larham
Wisbech defend a free-kick. Picture: Erin Larham
Wisbech defend a free-kick. Picture: Erin Larham
Joe Reed. Picture: Erin Larham
Joe Reed. Picture: Erin Larham

"I thought second-half we were excellent with the ball. We tried to play and got people in good areas.

"Andre and Amir played well and Andre deserved his goal at the end. I thought we were the best team in the second half.

"I thought there was only going to be one winner, one result, but we didn't score a second when we were on top.

Dan Roberts. Picture: Erin Larham
Dan Roberts. Picture: Erin Larham
Harry Twite. Picture: Erin Larham
Harry Twite. Picture: Erin Larham
Max Matless. Picture: Erin Larham.
Max Matless. Picture: Erin Larham.

"They then have their spell and we concede a soft free-kick which, by the way, I don't think is a foul. You see it go in every week, goalkeepers line up their wall, they step behind it and they get beat on their side.

"That's a shame as things like that kill you and we're 3-1 down. We nick a goal in the 90th minute and I just feel that is a point we should have got today.

"We deserved it but we were found wanting again and that is where we're at with this team at the minute.

"We've got to find a way of turning losses into draws and turning draws into wins and that's the difference between the top six and the bottom half.

"That is something we've got to stabilise into this football team and they will grow. The ability is there, I can't fault their endeavour and their work rate.

Oli Williams. Picture: Erin Larham
Oli Williams. Picture: Erin Larham
Alfie Wrenn. Picture: Erin Larham
Alfie Wrenn. Picture: Erin Larham
Harley Murkin. Picture: Erin Larham.
Harley Murkin. Picture: Erin Larham.

"We've just got to start learning from our mistakes a bit better and hopefully this football club will grow."

Wisbech will get a quick chance to exact revenge when the two sides meet in the return fixture at Fountain Fresh Park on Saturday.

"You can learn a couple of things today, but they've got surface like that and we've got cow field, so it'll be a completely different game.

"We'll work each other out again next week but it will be about who manages the game well and who creates the better chances and takes them.

"We've also got to adapt and be a bit better, but like I said, they won't change too much.

"They probably felt they were comfortable and I think they will set up the same way against us.

"We'll work this week on adapting play to try and be more effective like we were second half and not being scared to have a go at them."



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