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Wisbech Town have two crucial home games coming up as they bid to stave off relegation.

A 2-0 defeat at Shepshed Dynamo on Saturday left the Fenmen a massive 15 points from automatic Pitching In Northern Premier League Midland Division safety with just seven games remaining.

But they are only two points from the relegation play off spot, where the occupants play a home fixture against an opponent from a league below to see who plays Step 4 football in the 2022/23 season.

Aaron Hart has left Wisbech for Spalding
Aaron Hart has left Wisbech for Spalding

Following a 10th consecutive league defeat, Allan Ross’ men entertain 10th place Cambridge City on Saturday, and the following week eighth place Sporting Khalsa are the visitors to Fountain Fresh Park.

However, they will play those matches without popular right back Aaron Hart, who is the third player to leave the Fenmen to join up with former manager Brett Whaley at Spalding United.

Striker Dylan Edge and defender Liam Marshall had already left for Lincolnshire.

Hart joined the Fenmen in October 2017 and made 113 appearances. He left briefly in 2018 to play for Cottesmore and again in 2019 to join Yaxley, but returned both times.

Manager Allan Ross said: “I’m disappointed Aaron decided to leave when his team mates needed him.

“He’s been promised the dream of promotion next season and a lot more financially.

“I wish him well next season on his quest to winning promotion with Spalding.

“My only disappointment is that’s all next season. I’m sure Spalding value him highly and would have taken him in the summer which would have allowed him to assist his team mates to avoid relegation. I can’t plead to keep a player that doesn’t want to be here.”

At 14th place Shepshed on Saturday, Dempsey Arlott-John agve the Leicestershire side a 17th minute lead and Jack McMillan made it 2-0 from the penalty spot eight minutes before the break.

Wisbech v Shepshed: Pearson, Newman, Mcleish, Keeble, Wilson, Maddison, Draper, Murphy, Kelly (Fenton 64 mins), Bennett (Vieira 45), Armond (Nuttell 45). Subs (not used): Adebayo, Burkitt.

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