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Late goals foil Wisbech St Mary at Ipswich Wanderers in Thurlow Nunn League

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Thurlow Nunn League First Division North: Ipswich Wanderers 3 Wisbech St Mary 0

Saints are now five points adrift at the bottom after three late goals saw them lose at ninth place Ipswich Wanderers, after being on top for much of the game.

Wisbech St Mary went down to goals in the 69th, 83rd and 91st minutes at the SEH Sports Centre.

Wisbech St Mary manager Alex Kaufman.
Wisbech St Mary manager Alex Kaufman.

Manager Alex Kaufman said: "In the first half we were excellent, we battled well.

“Until the first goal we were on top. we missed a number of chances, Jermaine Watson and Flo Tsaguim had chances.

“The new lad (Clifford Williams) up front was a threat, we were really organised and I was really pleased with them. I was quite firm at half-time: we need to raise our game again.

“We came out in the second half really strong and they scored first from an error on our part. The second goal was an awful decision by the official to give them a free-kick.

“They scored from that and their third goal was from another set-piece and our heads had gone by then. To be honest I’d have taken a draw or a 1-0 defeat: 3-0 was very flattering.

“We were the better side for the majority of the game.”

On his new signing, Kaufman said: "Clifford is a friend of Jermaine Watson’s and he’s played at Peterborough Premier level. He gives us another aspect up front.

“He hasn’t been playing and he had to come off when we were 1-0 down because he’s not fit.

“We had a couple of under-18 players in the squad including Lewis Day. He started, played 90 minutes and did really well.

“The officiating was poor for both sides: Dan Hempson got a cut across the stomach from a boot but the referee said the ball did it. I can’t fault the work-rate and application from the lads today.”

For next Saturday at home to Framlingham Town, who are two places above basement side Wisbech St Mary, Kaufman hopes to have striker Corey Kingston and Dan Shaw back. George Hutton is in Africa working during December.

Kaufman added: “George is our club captain. He offers a lot of quality and helps to build our play. He is a big loss, to be fair.”

Attendance: 36

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