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Wisbech Town boss Seb Hayes urges patience as Fenmen win friendly at Kempston Rovers

By Pete Woodhouse

Wisbech Town boss Seb Hayes has urged patience as the Fenmen won their penultimate 2019 summer friendly 3-1 at Kempston Rovers on Saturday.

Alfie Powell gave Rovers the lead in an unlucky 13th minute for the visitors at Hillgrounds Stadium.

But Wisbech hit back with goals from Callam Traynor (28 minutes) and a Rheiss McLean double (54 and 58).

Carter's Park - second-half action Holbeach United v Deeping Rangers (5556681)
Carter's Park - second-half action Holbeach United v Deeping Rangers (5556681)

Wisbech Town: Dan Farrell, Callam Traynor, Sam Spencer, Jay Whyatt, Aidan Bradshaw, Jurelle Philip, Layton Maddison, Ollie Gale, Callum Milne, Phil Bilson, James Tricks. Subs: Joel Earps, Rheiss McLean, Trialist.

Wisbech had lost 3-0 at Holbeach the previous Tuesday, and Hayes said on the Holbeach game: "Disappointing result we know, let me take you back to May 30th: no manager and no players.

"We were 3 weeks behind Holbeach in match preparation. This is pre-season, results good or bad mean nothing."

Hayes added on social media: "Learning and progressing is what is most important. This group of lads got absolutely hammered by me at HT and at the end of the game Tuesday.

"This group are brilliant, they want to learn, they want to work, they want to play for Wisbech.

"I have no magic wand, we cannot build a squad in less than 2 months and make it perform. You won’t see anything of consistency until the end of September at the earliest.

"If you want the best out of them support them and get behind them.

"If you don’t like what you see blame me, like I said at the forum. I’m available home and away after every game, speak to me and we can have an open conversation.

"This is my squad, I believe in them and I’m going to back them.

"The win today was good but it means nothing. The performance and application was more important. Those people who are patient and keep supporting the group, it doesn’t go unnoticed."

The Fenmen host Soham next Saturday in their final friendly.


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