Errors costly as Fenmen concede six

Wisbech Town Football Club pre-season trainig 'Neal Spafford new signing
Wisbech Town Football Club pre-season trainig 'Neal Spafford new signing

Cogenhoe Utd 6,

Wisbech Town 1

Joint boss Paul Cousins rued five individual errors which condemned the Fenmen to a staggering defeat on Saturday in the United Counties League Premier.

A poor first half saw the Fenmen trail to goals in the 10th and 24th minutes.

Goals from the hosts early and late in the second half made Neal Spafford’s 54th-minute goal a consolation.

Cousins said: “It was a bad day at the office.

“Five goals were down to individual errors.

“We can’t afford to have that many in a game, and we gifted them.

“I said at half-time that the next goal was important but then came more individual errors.

“Five minutes into the second half and we are 4-0 down, and that’s the game gone completely. We did play some good football and cut them open quite a bit.

“If we had got into it at 2-1 I definitely think we would have got something out of the game because we caused them some problems.”

Cousins added on Tony Battersby, one of two debutants with Sam Murphy: “On a positive note, Tony did ever so well.

“He hadn’t played for a week but he was fine. He used his experience well with the ball played into his feet.”

Wisbech: Jordan, Reed, Johnson, Spafford, Doherty, Reid, Murphy, White, Battersby, Lunn (Smith), James. Subs not used: Cousins, Clayton, Green.