Duo to miss tough trip

Wisbech Town FC v Hadleigh match action
Wisbech Town FC v Hadleigh match action

Wisbech are away to Gorleston on Saturday and will continue to be without striker Liam Nimmo and Callum Reed begins a two-match ban too.

Nimmo, who has scored five goals this season, has missed the last two games. Prior to that he was forging a good partnership with Chris Bacon up front.

Manager Steve Appleby said: “Liam’s shifts have changed at work but hopefully it will be sorted out in the next 10 days. He is really loving being back at the club and is gutted at not playing.”

Reed’s bans have come following five bookings and the sending off at Mildenhall. Neal Spafford and Simon Ashton also miss the Kirkley game on October 15.

But skipper Scott Johnson should be fit to return this weekend after a six-week absence although Steven Reid is still out injured.

Gorleston have hit form recently with wins against CRC and Dereham in their last two matches.

“It looks another tough game but these are the ones you have to get something from if you want finish at the top,” added Appleby.

The future of Wisbech Town Reserves was discussed at a board meeting on Monday after the club called off their Cambs Senior A game at Sawston on Saturday because they could not raise a team.

Reserves manager Darren Edey quit before Saturday’s game after feeling let down by the younger players in his squad.

Director Dick Creasey said: “It is true we called off the game because we could not raise a team. But we will field a team this Saturday.”

The reserves are due to play Castle Camps in the William Cockell Cup, which they won last season, at the Fenland Stadium on Saturday.

But when asked about Edey’s resignation Creasey added: “I have no comment to make about that at the moment.”

The reserve team lost several players during the summer to local sides Leverington and Wisbech St Mary, but Edey was adamant that he had the players to start the season.

Before Saturday’s game one of the club’s most promising young players Sam Cubberley also quit and scored a goal in Leverington’s 6-2 win at the weekend.

Edey said: “I had four players drop out by sending texts and the younger players are just not showing the right commitment. It just got to the stage where I felt I could not carry on at that level.

“I also feel the league have let us down with only one of our first nine games at home. I love the club to bits and really want to stay involved. I am going on holiday now and will think things over.”

In the summer Edey turned down the chance to become assistant manager at UCL club Yaxley and it was expected by many that he would become Steve Appleby’s assistant after Chris Dear resigned two weeks ago.