Appleby warns his table-topping side

FC Clacton 1, Wisbech Town 2

BOSS Steve Appleby issued a warning to his players as last-gasp Wisbech just remain top of the Thurlow Nunn League Premier table.

It took a 90th minute goal from Adam Millson to clinch a fifth successive victory as the Fenmen again came from a goal down in a game of two penalties.

Appleby said: “We’re sitting pretty but it was a nice warning that we can’t be complacent. We didn’t play well.

“It’s what I keep saying to the lads: you’re a good side when you don’t play well and win.

“After the game I said the warnings are there. There will come a time when you come a cropper. It was a great result after a long journey but a reminder to keep our feet planted on the floor.”

Dubi Ogbonna missed two good chances before Wisbech goalkeeper Alex Street gave away a penalty on the half-hour mark when clipping a Clacton player.

The visitors found themselves behind at half-time when they should have been at least at parity.

However five minutes after the break Millson was fouled in the home box and Chris Bacon slotted away the penalty to make it 1-1.

The game looked to be heading towards a stalemate when up popped Millson to score the winner in the 90th minute after smashing home a goalmouth scramble.

Appleby said: “Pedro (Street) caught the lad and it was the same with our penalty. Both penalties on another day wouldn’t have been given but there was contact and at least the ref’s been consistent.

“We missed two great chances in the first 10 minutes. If one of those had gone in it would’ve been a totally different game. They kept plugging away and it lifted them.

“The pitch was bobbly, it was sunny, then it rained. Conditions were a big leveller, but that’s no excuse.

“We couldn’t play our pretty football – we don’t have that all year round and we’ve got to come up with a plan B or C.”

Wisbech: Street, McGeorge, Johnson, Fairweather, Spafford, Millson, Reid, Gale, Lunn, Bacon, D. Ogbonna. Subs not used: Cousins, Reeve, Jimson, T. Ogbonna.