Good run for town

Joint boss of Wisbech Town FC, Paul Cousins, reflected on the playing record since he and Scott Johnson took over four months ago.

Since previous boss Steve Appleby departed in early September the duo have overseen a run of: played 24, won 15, drew 2 and lost 7.

Fans of dull stalemates better look away now, as during that spell Wisbech Town have scored 71 and conceded 40 goals, including not one 0-0 draw.

Under the partnership’s guidance the team has won 11 out of their last 15 games.

Cousins said: “I am pleased with it, overall. To lose to bottom of the table sides (Sleaford Town, Boston Town) was disappointing. They are games we should have won.”

“There have been lots of goals this season. In the Ridgeons League the sides who are down the bottom set their stall out and put more men behind the ball.

“We’re scoring for fun and we are trying to stop them going in at the other end. The hunt for a centre-half is still ongoing.”

Since the beginning of the campaign the Fenmen have lost key men Jon Fairweather and Stacy Cartwright in the middle of defence, and Cousins admits they have been difficult to replace.

He said: “They were the mainstay of our defence and I still definitely want to replace them. They were two key players for us.

“We will possibly get someone on loan – we’ve looked into that.”