First half display costs Fenmen a point

Wisbech Town at home to Clacton. Paul Cousins played at No 4.' ENGANL00220120723152121
Wisbech Town at home to Clacton. Paul Cousins played at No 4.' ENGANL00220120723152121

AFC Rushden & 
Diamonds 2, Wisbech 1

The Fenmen fell to two first half goals at the second place ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side.

Defender Paul Cousins pulled one back for the Fenmen with a header from a corner in the 79th minute, and they could have even taken a last-gasp point.

In the last minute Adam Millson had a half-chance which was saved.

Wisbech Town joint boss Dick Creasey said: “I was fairly disappointed in the first half: there was no desire.

“In the second half we turned it around and did well. We gave away two goals in the first half and we hadn’t worked hard enough.

“We could have won it at the death. I said to the lads I was pleased and disappointed: pleased we had a go, and disappointed at the first half.”

Creasey urged the players to keep going despite having little to play for, with a finish of about eighth in the table on the cards: “It’s the end of season: some people accept it but they have to learn not to accept it.”

Wisbech: Jordan, Spafford, Reid, Cousins, Fairweather, Millson, Reed, White, Battersby, Tricks, Lunn. Subs: Green, Whyatt, Clayton.

Wisbech Town 1, Wellingborough Town 3

Two early second half goals condemned the depleted Fenmen to defeat on Tuesday last week in the UCL Premier.

Scott Cross netted for the visitors after 12 minutes. Adam Millson equalised on 25 minutes.

Cross and Rob Palmer scored for the visitors after the break. Forward Stuart Cobb picked up a suspected knee injury while the previous Saturday’s scorer Matt Lunn was unavailable.

Wisbech: Jordan, Spafford, Johnson, Tricks, Fairweather, Millson, Reed, White, Battersby, Cobb, Reid. Subs: Clayton, Cousins, Whyatt, Green. Att: 125.