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Wisbech Town manager looks for away points after his side stretch unbeaten home run to six games





Wisbech Town manager Alex Street has set his side the target of improving on their poor away record as they head into the final games of the season.

The Fenmen stretched their unbeaten home run to six games when they held promotion-chasing Melton Town at Fountain Fresh Park on Saturday -but Street’s men have just five away points all season, their solitary win being at Belper Town in December.

Four of Wisbech's final six league games are away, and after the encouraging draw against the fourth-place Leicestershire side, Street said: “That’s six unbeaten at home now. It doesn’t matter if they’re draws or wins as we are trying to be hard to beat at home and it is working.

Wisbech man of the match Dan George. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech man of the match Dan George. Pictures: Erin Larham
John Challinor. Pictures: Erin Larham
John Challinor. Pictures: Erin Larham

“Now we have to try and get some away points, starting at Kimberley Miners Welfare on Saturday. It would be nice to end the season on a high going into the (Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup) Final against Cambridge City.”

On Saturday, Melton took the lead with a penalty after 23 minutes but Wisbech levelled a minute before the break with a great free kick from distance by Ethan Wilson, who along with Stamford loan player Joe Burgess went off injured.

The point keeps the Fenmen fourth from bottom but guarantees their safety for next season.

Wisbech celebrate their goal. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech celebrate their goal. Pictures: Erin Larham
Sam Murphy. Pictures: Erin Larham
Sam Murphy. Pictures: Erin Larham

Street was delighted with his side’s performance against Melton, adding: “They are a good side. They move the ball well and their movement off the ball is excellent and that’s hard to play against if you don’t talk and organise.

“They had some good opportunities but didn’t test Dan George that much. Ethan dived in to give away the penalty but other than that they didn’t cause us too many problems.

“Over all we’ve done really well. We’ve frustrated them on a tough pitch and I’m delighted Ethan has got his first goal for the club as it meant a lot to him.

“In the second half we showed a lot of maturity, the subs got stuck in and made a good impact and we created chances, but a draw is a fair result.

Action from Wisbech Town v Melton Town. Pictures: Erin Larham
Action from Wisbech Town v Melton Town. Pictures: Erin Larham
Ethan Wilson celebrates scoring his first goal for Wisbech. Pictures: Erin Larham
Ethan Wilson celebrates scoring his first goal for Wisbech. Pictures: Erin Larham

“I’m over the moon with the man management, my defence were very good again and dealt with a good side very well.”

Wisbech Town: George, Howe, Twite, Murphy, Mattless, O. Williams, Burgess (Roberts 45), Wilson (Ward 50), Frew (Murkin 90), Challinor, A. Williams. Subs (not used): Kacirek. Star man: Dan George. Booked: Mattless, O. Wlliams. Attendance: 177.

Wisbech defend a free kick. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech defend a free kick. Pictures: Erin Larham
Action from Wisbech Town v Melton Town. Pictures: Erin Larham
Action from Wisbech Town v Melton Town. Pictures: Erin Larham
The teams come out. Pictures: Erin Larham
The teams come out. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech attack. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech attack. Pictures: Erin Larham
Applause at the end. Pictures: Erin Larham
Applause at the end. Pictures: Erin Larham
A pre-match huddle. Pictures: Erin Larham
A pre-match huddle. Pictures: Erin Larham
Callum Howe. Pictures: Erin Larham
Callum Howe. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech defend against Melton. Pictures: Erin Larham
Wisbech defend against Melton. Pictures: Erin Larham
Stamford loan player Joe Burgess came off injured. Pictures: Erin Larham
Stamford loan player Joe Burgess came off injured. Pictures: Erin Larham

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