Fenmen find form in pursuit of fourth spot

Clacton 0,

Wisbech 2

TWO goals in the first 15 minutes ensured the Fenmen earned the points following their long Ridgeons League Premier Division trip to Clacton on Saturday.

It made it Wisbech’s fourth win in a row as they bid for a top four finish.

They even did it for most of the game without skipper Paul Cousins, who limped off just before half time with a groin strain, at the Rush Green Bowl.

Manager Steve Appleby said: “I am happy that we got the three points and got the job done early on. We killed the game off and probably could have got a few more goals.

“They came at us early in the second half. They were a bit direct and pushed people up, but they didn’t create much and we could have scored again.”

As early as the seventh minute Wisbech opened the scoring with Callum Reed pouncing on a loose ball and firing home from the edge of the box.

Ash Stevens doubled the lead when he burst through the defence on 12 minutes.

Appleby added: “Ash has been scoring and providing, while Callum is in great scoring form, having netted four the other night.”

“Anthony Reeve was taken ill on the morning of the match and I dropped Paul Jones to the bench to give him a rest, as he has done exceptionally well.

“Clacton can be a difficult place to get a result as they are a big and strong side who get the ball forward early on. But at the minute we’re doing things right and we’re on a run.”

Wisbech: Lea Jordan, Jon Fairweather, Paul Cousins, Stacy Cartwright, Scott Johnson, Matt Lunn, Callum Reed, Lewis Thompson, Adam Weston, Andy Furnell, Ash Stevens. Subs used: Darren Jimson, Sam Murphy, Paul Jones.