Wisbech Town 0, Diss Town 1
THE Fenmen’s run of six Ridgeons Premier Division games without defeat was ended with a goal eight minutes from the end at the Fenland Stadium on Tuesday night.
They are now 11 points behind the top two in the table and this result has almost certainly put paid to any last hopes of promotion.
But long before the Diss winner came along, Wisbech should have scored enough goals to have been out of sight, especially in the first half with Diss keeper Matty Webster making a string of fine saves.
Wisbech certainly missed their top marksman Chris Bacon, absent with work commitments. They had at least half a dozen good chances with Darren Jimson forcing a finger tip save from Webster.
But as so often happens in football, if you do not take your chances it comes back to haunt you and so it did in the 82nd minute.
A corner was only half cleared and Danny Easlea found the net with a very good shot from 25 yards out, only Diss’s second strike on target to give them a fourth successive win.
A disappointed Appleby said: “We have had a few chances when we were on top but have not taken them. Then we have been caught with a sucker punch, and it was one of those nights when you just didn’t need it.”
Wisbech: Ricky Lovelace, Jon Fairweather, Scott Johnson, Paul Cousins, Stacy Cartwright, Adam Millson, Neal Spafford, Steven Reid, Darren Jimson, Ollie Pinner, Matt Lunn. Subs used: Nick Davey, Anthony Reeve, Lewis Thompson.